About Us

Board Members

Executive Committee
Board President           Jacqueline Beauchere
Jacqueline Beauchere
Chief Online Safety Officer 
Microsoft 

 

 
Vice Chair  Marcus Sachs Marcus Sachs
Vice President, National Security Policy
Verizon Communications, Inc.
 
Treasurer  John Denning John Denning  
Senior Vice President, Cyber Threat Management and Information Sharing 
Bank of America
Secretary Andrew Lee Andrew Lee
Chief Executive Officer
ESET North America 
 
At Large  Chris Boyer Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President, Public Policy
AT&T Services, Inc.

 



Directors
Adam Kovacevich Adam Kovacevich
Director, Public Policy
Google 
William O'Connell  William O'Connell
Vice President, Global Trust Assurance
ADP 
Cheri McGuire

Cheri McGuire
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Symantec Corporation 

David Martin David Martin
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
EMC Corporation 
David Hoffman David Hoffman
Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer
Intel  
Gary Davis Gary Davis
Director, Worldwide Consumer Product Marketing
McAfee, Inc.
Jay Opperman Jay Opperman
Executive Director of Security and Privacy
Comcast Corporation 
Joe Sullivan Joe Sullivan
Chief Security Officer
Facebook  
Robert Pate Robert Pate
Vice President, Cybersecurity
Leidos
Rosetta Jones Rosetta Jones
Head of Issues Management and Public Affairs
Visa 
       
       

Adam Kovacevich
Director, Public Policy
Google   

Mr. Kovacevich manages Google’s public policy campaigns on top priority issues, including privacy, security, copyright, patent reform, and competition. He previously led the company’s public affairs and public policy strategy on antitrust and competition issues, including development of key messaging; outreach to regulatory agencies, academics and consumer groups; and the company’s strategy surrounding the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation. More about Mr. Kovacevich.


Andrew Lee
Chief Executive Officer
ESET North America

Mr. Lee brings to ESET a unique blend of corporate and security expertise. Having served as Chief Research Officer at ESET from 2004 to 2008, Lee was responsible for building ESET's reputation as a world-class research organization. Prior to accepting the role of CEO at ESET in January of 2011, Lee served as Chief Technology Officer for K7 Computing, an antivirus software and Internet security company, where he was responsible for all aspects of K7's technology, leading acquisitions and bringing new products to the market. More about Mr. Lee


Cheri McGuire 
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy
Symantec Corporation

Ms. Cheri McGuire leads Symantec’s global public policy agenda and government engagement strategy, including cybersecurity, data integrity, critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and privacy. She works extensively with industry and governments, serving from 2010-2012 as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council. She also sits on the Boards of the IT Industry Council (ITI), the US IT Office in China (USITO), and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Ms. McGuire is a frequent presenter at international cyber conferences, and testified twice before the US Congress in 2013. Her past positions include: Director for Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group; Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division and US-CERT; program manager at Booz Allen Hamilton; and Congressional staffer. She holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA from the University of California, Riverside.


Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President, Public Policy
AT&T Services Inc.

Mr. Boyer’s responsibilities include the development and coordination of AT&T’s strategic policy initiatives at the federal and state levels impacting emerging services and technology, including a recent focus on cybersecurity. 

Previously Mr. Boyer was AT&T's dedicated public policy resource embedded with functional business units responsible for coordinating the company's nationwide efforts to expand fiber optics into neighborhoods to deliver Internet Protocol (IP)-based television, faster high-speed Internet access and voice services under the AT&T U-verseSM brand. In this role Mr. Boyer represented AT&T before numerous external audiences and policymakers as a subject matter expert on AT&T's U-verse initiative. Mr. Boyer joined AT&T in 1993 and has extensive experience working on AT&T's broadband, VoIP and IPTV initiatives. More about Mr. Boyer.


David Hoffman
Director of Security Policy & Global Privacy Officer
Intel

Mr. Hoffman is a long-time expert on online privacy and security issues and has testified before Congress. He joined Intel in 1998 as an eBusiness attorney and founded Intel's privacy team in 1999. A year later he was appointed group counsel of eBusiness and director of privacy. He later relocated to Munich, Germany, in 2005 to serve as group counsel in the Intel European legal department while leading Intel's worldwide privacy and security policy team.

Hoffman participates in several other security and privacy related organizations. He was a founding member of the BBBOnLine Steering Committee and served on the TRUSTe board of directors from 2000 to 2006. David also served on the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and held the role of treasurer. He holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional Certification and has lectured at law schools in the U.S., Europe and China.

David has a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and also holds an A.B. from Hamilton College.


David Martin
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
EMC Corporation

As EMC's most senior security executive, Mr. Martin is responsible for establishing EMC's brand of trust with its customers and for providing business protection operations worldwide through the management of EMC's industry leading converged Global Security Organization (GSO). Mr. Martin has functional and operational responsibility for all of EMC's information, risk, crisis management, investigative, fraud, and workforce security operations. The GSO's mission is to ensure that EMC and all of their brands can continue to develop, build, and deliver the world's most trusted and leading Information Infrastructure technologies and services securely around the globe.


Gary Davis
Director, Worldwide Consumer Product Marketing
McAfee

Mr. Davis is the worldwide marketing lead for McAfee Consumer, Mobile and Small Business. In this role he oversees the strategies and plans for McAfee's routes to market (Partner, Direct and Retail). Gary is primarily responsible for optimizing the McAfee Consumer business for success and ensuring marketing superiority for McAfee's consumer products around the world. He closely follows cybersecurity news and technology topics to help educate consumers and businesses about the latest threats and the tools to help protect them. Gary is considered an online security expert frequently discussing new security threats and trends with the press. Prior to joining McAfee, Gary worked in marketing and product management for 17 years, including more than a decade in executive management. 


Jacqueline Beauchere
Chief Online Safety Officer 
Microsoft 

Ms. Beauchere was named Microsoft's first-ever Chief Online Safety Officer in December 2012. In this role, Ms. Beauchere is responsible for all aspects of Microsoft’s online safety strategy, including cross-company policy creation and implementation, influence over consumer safety features and functionality and communications to and engagement with a variety of external audiences. Previously she was director of communications and marketing for Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative. Ms. Beauchere has spent more than a decade at Microsoft leading various groups and efforts that evangelize the company's commitment to help create a safer, more trusted Internet experience for people of all ages and abilities.

Before joining Microsoft in December 1999, Ms. Beauchere was an attorney in private practice in New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C. A second-career lawyer, she spent 12 years as a real-time financial news correspondent and Editor in Charge, most recently with Reuters America Inc. in New York.


Jay Opperman
Executive Director of Security and Privacy
Comcast Corporation

Jay Opperman as Executive Director of Security and Privacy is responsible for developing and implementing cross platform security strategies for Comcast’s Xfinity customers. Jay is the founder of Constant Guard™, the most comprehensive program in the ISP industry for online safety and security, protecting millions of Comcast subscribers. Comcast is a recognized leader in the fight on Cybercrime with the Constant Guard program.   

Jay is a member of the NTIA’s Online Safety Technology Working group, CSRIC Botnet Remediation Working Group, FOSI Outstanding Achievement award winner, and most recently Board Member of NCSA. Jay has served over 33 years in the Telecommunications and Data communications industry with experience in a wide variety of roles from systems engineering and architecture to strategic product marketing and management. Jay holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. More about Mr. Opperman


Joe Sullivan
Chief Security Officer
Facebook 

Mr. Sullivan manages Facebook's teams responsible for information security, product security, investigations, and law enforcement relations. In addition to spending most of his time promoting safety and security for Facebook users, Joe also works on other regulatory and privacy-related legal issues.

Prior to joining Facebook in 2008, Joe spent more than six years working in a number of different security and legal roles at PayPal and eBay, including at different times, overseeing user safety policies and company relations with law enforcement agencies around the world, guidingeBay’s regulatory compliance efforts, and managing PayPal’s North America legal team. Before entering the private sector, Joe spent eight years with the U.S. Department of Justice. He was the first federal prosecutor in a U.S. Attorney’s office dedicated full-time to fighting high-tech crime.


John Denning  
Senior Vice President, Cyber Threat Management and Information Sharing 
Bank of America

Mr. Denning’s team at Bank of America is responsible for assessing cyber threats and working closely with external partners to improve information sharing and to work to reduce risk to the bank and the financial sector. Mr. Denning, through the FS-ISAC, is a member of the Unified Coordination Group (UCG) staff. He also lead the development of the Financial Sector's Annex to the NCIRP and is the co-chair of the FS-ISAC's Joint ISAC BOTNET Mitigation Working Group.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Denning was the Dir. of External Affairs in the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) within the Dept. of Homeland Security. As Director, Denning lead the development and coordination of policy, international relations, Congressional outreach, media relations, and State, local, tribal, and private sector outreach and engagement. He served on the team that planned and established the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, an effort to secure the nation's information infrastructure; leading the stakeholder engagement planning and execution.


Marcus Sachs
Vice President, National Security Policy
Verizon 

Mr. Sachs is Verizon's Vice President for National Security Policy, working closely with government and business stakeholders in task forces, working groups, committees, and trade associations as part of the National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) community.

Mr. Sachs serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Communications Sector Coordinating Council and was a member of the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. From 2003 to 2010, he volunteered as the Director of the SANS Internet Storm Center. He had a distinguished, 20-year military career in the United States Army including serving as one of ten original members of the Defense Department's Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense where he was responsible for investigating and preparing strategies to counter several high-profile computer network incidents. Robert Pate
Vice President for Cybersecurity
Leidos

Mr. Pate is currently the Vice President for Cybersecurity at Leidos, which supports vital missions for the government and commercial sector, developing innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our nation’s digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Evolving from the legacy of Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering. 

Prior to Leidos and SAIC, Mr. Pate served as the Chief Security Officer at Renesys and as Vice President for Cybersecurity and Privacy at McNeil Technologies. Before joining the private sector, he spent a career in the Federal government. Mr. Pate served as the Deputy Director of Outreach and Awareness at the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) in the Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Pate was also Director of Focused Operations with the United States Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT), where he founded the Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (GFIRST). This government information sharing effort is focused on daily information exchange across different incident response teams representing the defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and federal civilian agency communities. 


William O'Connell
Vice President, Global Trust Assurance
ADP

Bill O’Connell serves as vice president of global trust assurance for ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. Mr. O'Connell leads a global team responsible for all client security assurance, vendor assurance and security communications, training and awareness.   

Prior to joining ADP, Bill led his own consulting practice and also worked for Deloitte, building and executing on strategic information security roadmaps for chief information security officers and chief information officers of global Fortune 500 firms. Additionally, Bill previously held several leadership roles across information technology domains. Bill has co-led a number of initiatives that received industry recognition and are considered best practice solutions. Two examples of the recognized work include a trusted platform security infrastructure initiative and the architecture of a client security portal. Both initiatives were recognized in industry as IDG© and ISE© Projects of the Year.

Bill holds a BS and an MBA, both from the University of Maryland, holds numerous security and technology certifications including CISA, CISSP, ITIL and PMP and is an Ironman triathlete.  


Rosetta Jones 
Head of Global Issues Management and Crisis Communications
Visa Inc. 

Rosetta Jones serves as a vice president of global issues management and crisis communications at Visa Inc. Ms. Jones leads Visa’s security and privacy, consumer protection communications as well as directs strategic communications for business issues and reputational crises. Ms. Jones also serves as a spokeswoman for Visa and has appeared in numerous broadcast and print stories, including most notably CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune.

Prior to joining Visa in 1997, Ms. Jones worked with Ketchum Public Relations in Atlanta, Georgia where she developed and managed communications programs for range of business-to-business and consumer accounts. 

Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.