Advisory Board

COUNTERMEASURE's Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of influential IT security professionals who are renowned experts in their fields. This group provides strategic advice on everything from event theme to speaker selection. There are currently eight individuals on the CAB.

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Dave Aitel

Founder and CEO
Immunity Inc.

The Founder and CEO of Immunity, Dave Aitel, was a consultant with @stake and a research scientist with the National Security Agency. Dave’s background lies in Linux and Unix systems. His focus changed to Windows exploitation after founding Immunity, and in more recent years has expanded to include web applications and engine development for CANVAS such as MOSDEF, the engine’s C compiler. Dave continues to write CANVAS exploits and conduct security research while leading the technical team and product and service direction at Immunity. He oversees all technical projects at Immunity.

Ray Boisvert

President and CEO
I-Sec Integrated Strategies

Ray is the former Assistant Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS). In this role, his teams were responsible for agenda setting in the intelligence collection, assessment and dissemination functions at CSIS. He worked intimately in specialized areas of security intelligence, from Technology, to all facets of Operations, including as the head of Counter Terrorism, as well as Data Exploitation, Risk Management, and Finance sectors, among others. Reporting directly to the Director (or Head of Service), Boisvert was the senior briefer to Ministers, Deputies, and key external sectors.

Now as President and CEO of I-Sec Integrated Strategies, Boisvert is involved in building strategic partnerships, including advanced surveillance and detection systems as well as data solutions for both public and private sector clients. I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS) applies an intelligence-led approach to ensure a strategic position against risks and emerging threats to organizational integrity. Boisvert is often called upon to speak on global security by news panels across the country.

Justine Bone

Executive Director
Secured Worldwide

Justine Bone has spent over 15 years working in private and public sectors, for financial, news and private security companies as well as several years serving the intelligence community. She is currently the Executive Director of Secured Worldwide. Previously she worked for Dow Jones where she headed Cyber Security and Special Projects.  In this role Justine was responsible for global Information Security as she helped evolve the Dow Jones' product lines, including Factiva and the Wall Street Journal.  She joined Hoyos Labs from Dow Jones, where she was Chief Information Security Officer. There she was accountable for steering the company’s information security strategies. She and her team helped define and deliver News Corporation-wide products and solutions, ensuring quality implementation and regulatory compliance whilst helping to increase revenue, profitability, and overall business value. She also managed Dow Jones’ Identity department, founded the DevOps group, and helped drive various cloud migration initiatives.

Previously, Justine held the position of CEO of security research company Immunity Inc and founder of independent private intelligence firm Vision Data. Justine joined Immunity after Bloomberg L.P., where she served as the company’s Head of Risk Management, including information and physical security. Her tenure there included forming the Bloomberg L.P. Information Security Group. Prior to that Justine was a vulnerability researcher and consultant with Internet Security Systems (now IBM) X-Force and research analyst with New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau.

Dean De Beer

Co-founder and CTO

Dean is co-founder and CTO of ThreatGRID, a malware analysis and threat intelligence platform. When not looking at improving on ways to analyze malware, he is involved in incident response and targeted threat analysis for a wide variety of client organizations in the financial, federal and energy sectors. Dean is a well sought after trainer, who leverages his technical experience with his ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas. Currently he serves as a guest instructor for NYU Polytechnic’s Network Security and Penetration Testing track. Dean is also a regular public speaker and has been invited to speak to organizations such as RSA/Netwitness, Gartner, IANS, the ISSA, SC Congress and the NYPD’s Computer Crime Division. He is regularly quoted on malware related topics in publications such as the Register, Dark Reading, The New York Times, Reuters and SC Magazine.

Dan Guido

Trail of Bits, Inc.

Dan Guido is the CEO of Trail of Bits and the Product Manager for Javelin, an attack simulation service for enterprises. His work focuses extensively on methods for applying intelligence to information security, measuring adversary return on investment, and detailed analysis of exploits and exploitation capabilities of attackers. Prior to Trail of Bits, Dan worked for iSEC Partners, where he provided application security and incident response services to clients in the technology, finance and media industries, and for the Federal Reserve System, where he proposed and developed a centralized function for threat intelligence. In addition to his professional work, Dan is a Hacker in Residence at the NYU School of Engineering where he oversees student research and helps them to deeply understand attacks that have been seen in the wild.

Andrew Hay


Andrew Hay is the CISO at DataGravity where he advocates for the company’s total information security needs and is responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s comprehensive information security strategy. Prior to that, Andrew was the Director of Research at OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco) and was the Director of Applied Security Research and Chief Evangelist at CloudPassage, Inc.

Shyama Rose

Vice President, Information Security
Live Nation Entertainment

Shyama is the Vice President of Information Security for Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading producer and promoter of live entertainment and the parent company of Ticketmaster and the House of Blues.

Shyama joined Live Nation in December 2013, as a business security leader, implementing and maturing the Information Security and Compliance program for Ticketmaster. Prior to joining Live Nation, she was the Director of Software Security Engineering for CBS and NASDAQ, using her penetration testing roots to design and implement holistic security programs.

Shyama Rose is a regular keynote and Information Security industry speaker. She is the author of several Center for Internet Security benchmarks, and adjunct lecturer in New York University’s “Application Security” course.

Ken Taylor

ICSPA - The America's

Ken is the President of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, CEO of InnovaNord and is recognized as a global Cyber Security leader, advising G5 government agencies, global 500 Corporations, etc. He is an original member and equity owner of Silent Circle/Blackphone, the global leaders in mobile privacy and security. Ken is also an advisor at Datatribe, a private cyber security equity fund, based outside of Fort Meade, Maryland.

Ken sits on numerous boards within the cyber security/IOT community and is involved in an early stage startup mentoring program. He is a Fellow of the New Westminster College in British Columbia and a member of the Board of Advisory for the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance

Ken’s previous executive leadership positions within the cyber security field include:
• Partner, ONYARA Inc
• Executive Vice President, Silent Circle Inc.
• Vice President, Cyber Security for CGI Inc.
• Director, Global Stealth Solutions for Unisys Inc.
• Board member for the National University Cyber Security and Information

Ken served proudly in the Canadian Armed forces (Special Service Forces – 2 Commando, PPCLI) for over 12 years in both peace and wartime operations throughout the world. He has deep ties within the Intelligence and Special Forces community throughout the globe.
He is also an active member of the following:
• Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CADSI)
• The Treble Victor Group
• Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
• ALS Society of Canada

Ken has an engineering background in telecommunications and computer networking, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration (finance) from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.



Recent News

November 4, 2016

Join our latest Keynote speaker, Katie Moussouris, a noted authority on vulnerability disclosure and bug bounties, is the founder and CEO of Luta Security, Inc. Luta Security advises companies, lawmakers, and governments on the benefits of hacking and security research to help make the internet safer for everyone. Katie is a hacker—first hacking computers, now hacking policy and regulations. She will be delivering the closing keynote on Day 1. For more details on our program click here.

October 30, 2016

Joining our expert line up this year is Tyler Shields, VP Marketing and Strategy at Signal Sciences a foremost expert on mobile, application, and Internet of Things security. He will be delivering the opening keynote: "Changing How We Do Security To Match A Modern World". For more details on our program click here.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees. Each course is subject to a minimum number of students. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

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