2018-2019 Board of Directors

Thank you to those members who voted for the new Board of Directors. We are also grateful to all of the candidates who volunteered up to run.  For those candidates who were not elected, please let us know how you’d like to contribute. We’ll be establishing various committees in 2018 and the Board could use your help.

Bruno Haring

Bruno Haring

IAMA President

Cyber Security and Privacy Director, PwC

Bruno is a Director and Market Leader with PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice based in Atlanta, GA. With over twenty-one years of experience, both nationally and internationally, in cybersecurity and IT risk management and transformation, Bruno helps Fortune 500 organizations navigate and address cybersecurity, IT and governance risks resulting in improved business performance and value.

Bruno focuses in emerging technology and digital risks by working with the Board and C-level suite tackle information security as a business issue and to improve the organization’s defensible posture against emerging threats. Bruno has a strong background in assessing and implementing cybersecurity, privacy, IT risk, business resiliency, vendor risk, and data protection programs. Bruno also leads teams in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, threat modeling, secure adoption of Cloud based solutions, and helps organizations implement and assess against various security, regulatory and compliance requirements, such as NIST, ISO27001/2, GDPR, PCI, ISF, and HIPAA.

Bruno is a proven practice leader, currently Board President for the FBI’s InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance, has published thought leadership, and is a frequent speaker at various professional associations. Lastly, Bruno has significant experience in the supervision of large scale IT initiatives, and advisory oversight of technology integration engagements.

Prior to joining PwC, Bruno served as an Information Security and IT Risk advisor and competency leader in EY’s Advisory practice and in Andersen’s (formerly Arthur Andersen) Business Consulting practice, and in the Global Technology Integration Services group in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he had lead application and data architecture design and development responsibilities nationally.

Ward Pyles

Ward Pyles

IAMA Board Member | Vice President

Director Global Security and Assurance, Intercontinental Hotels Group

Ward is highly skilled at creating teams and programs that change how frictionless information security is leveraged for making smarter business strategies and decisions. Over 15 years of leading teams focused on risk management, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, governance, and regulatory compliance. An author of DHS and NIST cyber security guidelines, including the NIST Cyber Security Framework.

He demonstrates effective leadership and enthusiasm via service as an officer in industry organizations, university board, and influencing federal and state legislative plans. Establishes strong relationships with industry to provide companies with a voice in policy making and ability to leverage partnerships for solutions. Strength in value to business process and management utilizing my team development, recruiting, technical background, business delivery, and communication skills. A Master of Law, leveraged to interpret contracts, regulatory requirements, and business objectives for the advancement of enterprise security.

Jim Burris

Jim Burris

IAMA Board Member | Membership

Director, Security and Intelligence, Scientific Research Corporation

Jim Burris has over 35 years of Security and Intelligence experience spanning across government service and defense industry. Jim is the Security Director of SRC headquartered in Atlanta with offices across the United States; responsible for ensuring the implementation, compliance and direction of corporate security programs and intelligence threat support. His background includes instructional, operational, and management leadership in numerous disciplines of tactical, security and intelligence disciplines. Retired from the Special Operations community, he has worked with and in support of the IC, DoD and their contractor workforce. A former private security consultant business owner, Jim continues an active role in the security and intelligence professional community as a member and event speaker. He is also a current NCMS National member of the Industrial Security Consultants Committee. Jim is the founder, former chair and current Secretary of the NCMS Georgia Chapter of Industrial Security Professionals; BOD and member of the Atlanta Chapter of Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and is an active member of the Southeastern Intelligence Analyst Roundtable.

Jim holds a BA in Intelligence Analysis and is certified in multiple security career disciplines to include, Industrial Security, Information Security, Physical Security, Personnel Security, and is an Inside Threat Security Specialist. He is a Board Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) and OPSEC Intelligence Specialist (OIS), Level II and III Anti-Terrorism Instructor, and a High Risk SERE Instructor. Jim strongly espouses Team Support for National Security; we are all in it together.

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

IAMA Board Member | Education/Programming

CISO Advisor, Unisys

An innovative Senior Information Technology Executive with over two decades of IT and Cybersecurity management experience as a change agent developing strategic direction and vision within various industries including; Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Technology Consulting Services and Wholesale Distribution. Derek is experienced in driving innovation, building organizations, leading and developing strategy programs and delivering large scale hardware and software infrastructure initiatives with a long-term track record of sustained financial results.

Justin Orcutt

Justin Orcutt

IAMA Board Member | A-List

Manager Cybersecurity, NCC Group

Justin Orcutt is a member of NCC Group’s North American Assurance Practice. Prior to joining NCC Group Justin worked with a large national security and compliance firm. For the past several years, Justin has worked with Fortune 500 companies to help design, implement, and validate IT security systems. Justin’s passion is around IoT security, supply chain risk management and federal security requirements like DFARs and FedRAMP.

Justin Orcutt is a member of NCC Group’s North American Assurance Practice. Prior to joining NCC Group Justin worked with a large national security and compliance firm. For the past several years Justin has worked with Fortune 500 companies to help design, implement, and validate IT security systems.

Justin is actively involved in the Atlanta chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Information System Security Association (ISSA). Justin is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). Justin currently serves as Board of Advisor for Gwinnett Tech Cybersecurity Program and Board of Directors for TAG Young Professionals Society.

Justin has been a guest speaker for several organizations from topics regarding cloud security to shadow IT.

Katie Ewers

Katie Ewers

IAMA Board Member | Secretary

Director, Cybersecurity Program Management, McKesson

Katie Ewers has over 20 years of experience in the field of information security. Her experience includes various industries such as healthcare, financial services, consulting, retail and telecommunications. She has held roles such as security application development, IAM program development, security team development, consulting and most recently, Director of Security Operations. Over the past 18 years, Katie has enjoyed being an active member of the information security community in Atlanta. Over the past 11 years, she has enjoyed being a member of the IAMA. Her experience includes attaining several industry certifications including a CISSP from 2000, CISA from 2003 and CISM from 2008. Katie is passionate about business enablement, industry collaboration and program execution.

Meenaxi Dave

Meenaxi Dave

IAMA Board Member | Community & External Outreach

Adjunct Instructor of Information Security

Meenaxi Dave has been an IAMA Board member since August 2017 and served as the Committee Chair for programming since February 2017. Ms. Dave is an experienced Information Security educator with proven success developing, delivering and evaluating IT security training programs. She has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Memphis in Tennessee and a Diploma in cloud Cybersecurity from Gwinnett Technical College. She holds professional certifications in CCISO, CISSP, CEH, COMPTIA Security+, Network+, and Linux+. Ms. Dave currently works as an adjunct instructor for Information Security at Gwinnett Technical College and teaching CEH class at KSU Continuing Education. She serves the board for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the Information System Security Association (ISSA) as a Director of Education.

Meenaxi is an energetic, motivated and highly dynamic person with strong working skills and a broad range of hands-on and theoretical experience ranging in security. Adept at providing technical support and developing new processes through ongoing work, defect resolution and enhancement solutions. Expert in completing demanding assignments within crucial timelines. Highly articulate, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills. Recognized technology leader with experience in healthcare, banking, and academic environments. Strong management skills and methodical aptitude with an innate ability in decision-making, coordinating and synthesize data.

Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison

IAMA Treasurer

Principle, Cyber Defense, GE Healthcare

Bill Morrison is currently employed by the healthcare business line of a Fortune 10 multinational company working on the engineering, implementation, and deployment of security controls and processes for healthcare cloud products and systems. Previously, Bill spent 3 years with the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system, leading their Incident Response program. Additionally, Bill has over 22 years expereince with a Fortune 15 company as an Information Security & Compliance Officer for their pharma & high-tech manufacturing customers, providing expertise in information security, threat & vulnerability assessment, incident management, and information security policies and standards. Bill also served as the senior incident handler/investigator on the Corporate IT Security Incident Response Team. Bill served as the IAMA chapter Secretary (2013-2015) and as Treasurer since 2015.

Phillip Mahan

Phillip Mahan

IAMA Board Member

Director, Global Privacy Office, Ionic Security

InfraGard is about the protection of Critical Infrastructure and all of us banding together to ensure that we communicate and do our part to ensure the protection of our most important systems.  To that end, Phillip has served as President of the IAMA (2012-2013) and has been an officer or a board member of various professional organizations for the last 20 years.  A member of the Inaugural group of members with the designation “Fellow of Information Privacy” (FIP) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Phillip has worked for almost a decade and a half on ensuring that people know that Privacy is not in fact dead but must be tended in order to remain relevant.  The balance between Security and Privacy must be maintained and being a part of InfraGard is one way of helping ensure the balance exists.

The following letters follow Phillip around as weapons in his fight for Data Protection and Privacy: CISSP, CISA, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CCSK.

Kevin Peterson

Kevin Peterson

IAMA Board Member: Marketing, Communication, Sponsorships

Founder | Chief Content Officer, ZecurityAscent

Kevin is the trusted advisor to the entire C-suite and board members on enhancing their brand before a cyber crisis, quickly recovering it after one.

With over 30 years of information security experience, as well as over a decade of security marketing experience, Kevin Peterson is a well-recognized global cybersecurity marketing leader.

Prior to founding ZecurityAscent, Kevin served as the director of security and network transformation at the #1 cloud security company, where he authored many of the thought leadership white papers, would be asked to speak at over 50 security conferences per year, and would regularly blog about various security topics.

Earlier experiences included that of IT risk leader for McKesson (Fortune 5), where he led the security and risk practice for one of their major business units (business unit security officer), as well as a large amount of their ideation and strategy for cloud security topics ranging from A to Z (Azure to Zscaler). And before that, senior product manager for the #1 remote access solution at Juniper Networks, where he was a co-author of the best-selling book on the topic, as well as the founder of the incredibly successful “SSL VPN Insider” blog site.

Other influences include significant roles at Microsoft and the United States Air Force Special Operations Command.

In addition to InfraGard, Kevin is actively involved in the local ISSA and ISACA chapters.

James "Mark" Harless

James "Mark" Harless

FBI Atlanta InfraGard Coordinator

SA Harless has been a Federal Law Enforcement Officer for 24 years, including 3 years as a Special Agent with The U.S. Air Force Office Of Special Investigation (AFOSI), and 21 years as a Special Agent with the FBI. SA Harless has over 11 years of leadership experience as an FBI Supervisor, and has a broad law enforcement background in matters involving public corruption, white collar crime, healthcare fraud, gangs, drug trafficking, money laundering, intellectual property rights, and counterterrorism. SA Harless earned a Master of Science Degree from The Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Belmont University. In 2008, SA Harless was the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Special Achievement, and in 2009 he received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigation. SA Harless can be reached at InfraGard_Atlanta@ic.fbi.gov.