Chief Cybersecurity Officer
"The largest threats to global cybersecurity are those that emanate from cybercriminal undergrounds. What is needed is a global cybersecurity strategy that leverages the power of public-private partnerships to disrupt, degrade, and deny cybercriminals’ freedom of movement and the ability to monetise their attacks."
Experience: 20 years
Specialty: Financial, retail, healthcare, and government sector cybersecurity
Education: B.S., Florida State University; G.C., Naval Post Graduate School; CISSP; CISA
About: Ed is responsible for analysing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience in leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission.
Ed started his career investigating transnational cybercriminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors. He proudly served on the Presidential Protective Division for President George W. Bush before transitioning to lead cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. In his role as the secret service strategic advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Centre (NCCIC) Ed led an interagency effort to share real-time actionable threat intelligence with Information Sharing and Analysis Organisations (ISAO) and critical infrastructure partners.
Ed is a guest lecturer at New York University Polytechnic Institute, Computer Science and Engineering Department and was a contributing subject matter expert on law enforcement, cybersecurity strategy and policy, computer forensics, and network intrusion incident response for the 2014 Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World; 2012 Homeland Security Advisory Council Task Force on Cyber Skills Report; and 2012 Insider Threat Study: Illicit Cyber Activity Involving Fraud in the U.S. Financial Services Sector. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Favorite quote: “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.” ~Winston Churchill
Vice President, Infrastructure Strategies
Experience: 40+ years
Specialties: Information security architecture, policy, program development, privacy, infrastructure design, IT operations, cloud migration
Education: SecMIT Mathematics
About: Bill helps clients achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things. This process involves technology, policy, organisational design, and procedures and influences the product life cycle from acquisition or development through deployment, operations, maintenance, and replacement, or retirement. Starting as an application developer, Bill moved to OS development at IBM in Poughkeepsie and joined Gartner in 1990 where he ran the Information Security Strategies and Application Integration and Middleware services. He served as CTO of Waveset, an Identity Management provider, prior to its acquisition by Sun.
Favorite quote: “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also” – Carl Jung
Chat with him on Twitter @WilliamMalikTM
Vice President, Cybersecurity
Experience: 30 years in cybersecurity
Specialty: Securing networks, architectures, and data
About: Greg’s focus is enterprise-class security. He is keen on sharing the reality of security in larger organisations and how business can be done securely in those environments. As a research vice president with Gartner for 13 years Greg advised thousands of companies and governments on how to better secure themselves, evaluated and advised hundreds of security vendors, and has seen those same technologies successfully used, abused, put on a shelf, or pushed into a deep hole, never to be spoken of again.
At Gartner he led research for network security, threat trends, data centre security, cloud netsec and microsegmentation. He authored more than 20 Magic Quadrants for firewall, IPS, WAF, and UTM, and was Conference Chair for 4 Security Summits. Greg headed several large security consulting practices, was CISO for the Department of Communications, and served as chief security architect for a security product company. He was a commissioned officer in the military police and counterintelligence branch working as a certifier/accreditor at the national authority and received the Confederation Medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security.
Greg was named in the “12 Most Powerful Security Companies” and as one of “100 Most Powerful Voices in Worldwide Security.” And, as he mentions too often, Greg was an extra in 2 episodes of Airwolf.
Favorite Quote: “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice” – Anton Chekov
Chat with Greg on Twitter via @OrangeKlaxon and on LinkedIn
Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids and Families
“A community approach to teaching kids to think critically on their own about what they are saying, doing, and sharing online is more important than ever.”
Experience: 20+ years
Specialty: Internet safety for youth, families, and teachers
Education: M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. Finance, Boston College
About: Lynette Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. The program has a mission of helping kids around the world become great digital citizens. Founded in 2008, the program has reached over 2.8 million students, parents, and teachers in 20 countries.
Lynette regularly speaks, blogs, and works with communities and school districts around the world. She has helped build a global force of hundreds of employee volunteers and a network of collaborations with NGOs, technology companies, schools, government, and law enforcement organisations. The group makes online safety, digital citizenship, and media literacy education a priority for every child.
Lynette is a National Association of Media Literacy Education board member, serves on the advisory committee of the Digital Wellness Lab, and serves on the advisory boards of INHOPE and U.S. Safer Internet Day. Follow Lynette on Twitter.
Favorite quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." – William Butler Yeats
Expert in Action
Lynette has spoken with several experts on a variety of topics in our Managing Family Life Online webinar series. The series includes topics such as dealing with screentime challenges, helping kids respond and build resilience to bullying and hate, and supporting kids with autism to use technology in safe and healthy ways.
She also shared advice for teachers on ways they can help defend against ransomware attacks directed toward their schools in TEACH Magazine.
Lynette makes the case for media and digital literacy education in her opinion piece in The Hill, “A post-pandemic wish: teach every child media literacy skills.”
Vice President, Threat Intelligence
“The threats today are unique for each victim and laterally move from endpoint to cloud. Organisations need to shift the paradigm of multiple vendors to a single, connected threat defence platform to improve detection and visibility across their network.”
Experience: 25+ years in cybersecurity, 35+ in technology
Specialties: Cyber threat landscape, threat intelligence, advanced detection technologies
Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, emphasis on computer engineering, Michigan State University
About: Jon uses his industry experience to educate and share insights on all Trend Micro externally published threat research and intelligence. He delivers webinars, writes blogs, and engages customers and the general public on the state of cybersecurity around the world.
An accomplished public speaker, Jon has delivered hundreds of speaking sessions globally. He focuses on the threat landscape, cybercriminal undergrounds, the attack lifecycle, and the use of advanced detection technologies in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats.
Within Trend Micro, Jon has held roles as sales engineer, sales engineering manager, training manager, product marketing manager, and director of global threat communications before becoming Vice President, Threat Intelligence.
Jon is a volunteer speaker for our Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. This experience has given him a broad technical background, an understanding of business security requirements, and an excellent understanding of the threat landscape. In his spare time, Jon enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family.
Expert in Action
See Jon’s Monthly Threat webinar series and his weekly roundup blog.
Chat with Jon on Twitter (@jonlclay)
Experience: 15+ years in cybersecurity and strategic communication
Specialties: Global communication of threat information, solution delivery
Education: M.B.A., National University, Singapore
About: Myla leads security research communications at TrendLabs, Trend Micro’s Research and Development Centre. She heads the division of the company that monitors the security threat landscape, including high-profile attacks, like advanced persistent threats (APTs) and prevalent digital security threats to mobile, cloud, and critical infrastructure.
Myla oversees a team that monitors and manages critical incidents and developments in the threat landscape. She supervises the development of information assets supporting communication plans to broaden understanding of the threat landscape.
Myla contributes technical guidance in nation-building exercises related to the development of strategic cybersecurity frameworks. She’s shared her insights on digital threats and their real-world impact, along with countermeasure strategies for the computing public, in numerous public and media engagements in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
Myla is an active supporter of and advocate for the protection of children online. She also supports international movements that work on stopping the online commercial distribution of inappropriate images of children.
Chief Technology Strategy Officer
Experience: 20+ years
Specialties: Digital transformation, cloud adoption, information security, security operations centre, incident response, threat hunting, security governance, risk and compliance, cyber modernisation in federal government
Education: M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.S. degree in chemistry from California Polytechnic University
About: David brings over 20 years of experience in the federal government to his role as Chief Technology Strategy officer. His focus includes analysing, managing, and implementing technologies to assist with building and maintaining a global cybersecurity strategy. Much of his expertise stems from working alongside the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to modernise the agency's mortgage loan systems and mature its cybersecurity program. He served on a number of additional roles within the federal government, including executive and leadership positions at the Department of Transportation and the White House. Prior to joining Trend Micro, David demonstrated success in accelerated digital transformation through secured cloud adoption as the Global SVP on NextGen Solutions at CoreLogic, a FinTech data company. David Chow is on the Advisory Board of George Mason College of Engineering and Computing.
Expert in Action
See David's insights on cloud challenges in the Department of Defence and federal government, and watch his digital modernisation talk on YouTube.
Follow him on LinkedIn.