CISSP, CEH, CSX-P, GICSP, CCFE, CHFI
With over a thirty years of IT security experience, Chris joined Ascension Global Technology as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in July 2018. A University of Maryland University College graduate, Chris attained his MBA and Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity.
He has worked in cyber security across diverse sectors, including for private enterprise and the Federal Government. He is also an entrepreneur, having established his cybersecurity consulting firm, 360 Degree Cyber Security, which offers an information security specialist resource for small businesses and municipalities in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Chris currently serves as the Head of Information Security and Data Protection for Perdue Farms Inc. where he is responsible for the information security, industrial cyber security, and data privacy programs. A former U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Chris was responsible for analyzing and reporting on potential threats to the U.S. Navy in his role as a Cyber Threat Technical Analyst.
Chris is a board member of the Leadership Advisory Board for Maritime and Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO). Additionally he serves on the board of directors of the Delaware chapter of the Infragard. Throughout his career, Chris has enjoyed mentoring the next generation of up-and-coming cybersecurity professionals.
Jack Norman is an energetic information security leader with a passion for making the world a better place through security, privacy, education, and effective management.
With over 18 years of experience, Jack Norman joined AGT February 2019. He is very skilled in software development, information assurance, and information security within the defense, public and private sectors. He has his MS, information assurance and cybersecurity, executive master’s of business administration, emergency management and homeland security graduate certificate, BS in electrical engineering, and is a certified information systems security professional. He is a professor of information security at Full Sail University, OWSAP Orlando board member, B-Sides Orlando organizer, and a part of the USF cybersecurity for executives advisory board.
GWAPT, GCIA, GCWN, GCIH, GSEC
Daniel Pal joined Ascension Global Technology as Information Security Engineer in March, 2018. Daniel graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology.
With over a decade of experience as a network and security engineer, he has worked in information security roles across government and private enterprise. Daniel was formerly a Security Engineer II at Web.com and a Senior System Engineer/Security Officer at ANS. He is also currently an Information Security Engineer IV at MRI Software.
Daniel has served on the SANS Advisory Board since March 2010. He is currently the Secretary of INFRAGARD Florida (Jacksonville Members Alliance Chapter).
Arun Francis joined Ascension Global Technology as a Technical Account Manager in January 2019. Arun finished his Bachelors of Technology in Information Technology from Anna University in 2008. He has over 10 years of experience in network security and project management.
He has strong knowledge of technical skills such as TCP/IP, VPN, Proxy, Routing & Switching, Layer 7, 4, 3 protocols, and SD-WAN. Recently Arun has worked with Zscaler as a Technical Account Manager after previously working with Websense, Mcafee, Juniper and CSS Corp. His experience includes computer networking, working as a network architect, firewalls, cloud web security, project design, and technical support.
Throughout 12 years, Alex served the FBI in the capacity of a Special
Agent, Supervisory Special Agent, and Unit Chief. He specialized in
Counterterrorism and Cyber investigations and is a leading expert on
cyberterrorism. In 2016, he became the CISO for Web.com, the parent
company of Network Solutions and Yodle, and helped implement Zero Trust
and SecDevOps security frameworks. His strategy around integrated
Identity Access Management (IAM), immutable system configurations, and
perimeter-less networks have proactively prevented unauthorized access
on thousands of systems for multiple years running, all while decreasing
IT security expenses. Using his diverse cybersecurity experiences, he
seeks to empower all organizations to achieve superior and
cost-effective modern security practices.
Sanjay Deo is the President and Founder of 24By7Security, Inc. He combines over 20 years of Cybersecurity and compliance experience. At 24By7Security, the corporate mission is to assist clients with building a “defensible platform” in the face of rising Cybersecurity incidents and increased Regulations and Legal Action. Company clients include healthcare, financial services, media & entertainment, travel and cruise and industrial companies.
As President of 24By7Security, Sanjay is responsible for all aspects of corporate development and business development including execution of strategic business plans. The company focuses on Cybersecurity services – Risk Assessment, Policy & Procedures and Training including incident response across various industry lines.
He currently serves on the Board of the South Florida CIO Council, and also Co-Chairs the South Florida CISO Forum. Sanjay is part of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee focused on Risk Assessment in the Healthcare Industry. Sanjay is a frequent speaker on IT Governance and Cybersecurity at national conferences. Sanjay is a member of the South Florida InfraGard Alliance and Sector Chief for the Information Technology track.
Sanjay holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP).