Michael Brown, Clerk
RADM USN (Retired), President, Spinnaker Security LLC
Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired) is the Founder and President, Spinnaker Security LLC, a cybersecurity consulting business focused on understanding, identifying and mitigating business risks associated with cybersecurity. Additionally, Brown brings executive leadership, including crisis management, from both public and private sector experiences. Just prior to this position, he was President, RSA Federal LLC and Vice President/General Manager Global Public Sector of RSA Security LLC. Responsibilities also included RSA Information Technology, Security and Enterprise Risk Management portfolios. RSA is part of Dell Technologies and formerly of EMC.
Brown joined RSA after a career of more than 31 years in the United States Navy. During his career, he had significant leadership positions within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security regarding cybersecurity. Brown’s last position on active duty was as the Director, Cybersecurity Coordination for DHS where he was responsible for increasing interdepartmental collaboration in strategic planning for the Nation’s cybersecurity, mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of current operational cybersecurity mission activities for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He also served as DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, Acting Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications and as the Assistant Deputy Director Joint Interagency Task Force for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Brown’s naval career included numerous staff, afloat and joint positions. He also had various leadership positions, including command of the Naval Information Warfare Activity.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, he also has a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Electronic Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and was a designated Acquisition Professional.
Greg Dracon, Treasurer
Partner, .406 Ventures
Greg joined .406 in 2007 and is involved in all aspects of the investing and portfolio management process. He brings 22 years of venture investing and technology operating and management experience. Prior to joining .406, Greg was a Vice President of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage venture and small to mid-sized growth technology companies. At Core, Greg focused on cybersecurity, digital media, technology-enabled services and wireless applications. Before becoming a venture investor, Greg spent over a decade as an operator within the high tech industry and held various operating and management roles in worldwide sales, business development, product distribution and digital signal processing applications.
Greg received his MBA, with majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
William Guenther, Chairman of the Board
Chairman, CEO & Founder, MassInsight Global Partnerships
Mass Insight is a Boston-based consulting and research firm that creates competitive advantage through policy and partnerships of industry, universities and government. The firm’s focus on opportunities for pre-competitive, large scale technology R+D centers and collaborationsmshaped its Massachusetts Technology Road Map completed with Battelle in 2004 and the IT, Communications and Defense (ITCD) sector study produced with McKinsey & Co. in 2008. The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) grew out of recommendations by an Advisory Committee for the Mass Insight/McKinsey IT sector study. Mass Insight has guided the ACSC from business planning and a small-scale technical pilot to a successful launch as an independent self-governing nonprofit in 2011. The Center’s current membership includes 25 major industry, non-profit and government partners. The ACSC takes advantage of the New
England region's unparalleled university, industrial and research resources to develop next- generation strategies for protecting large scale public and private IT infrastructure. Guenther chairs the ACSC Board, and Mass Insight provides ongoing strategy development and administrative support.
Guenther was also senior strategy consultant and founder of Mass Insight Education, a nonprofit leader in math and science education reform in the Commonwealth and working nationally on school turnaround strategies and district transformation.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and the New York University Law School.
VP, CISO, & CSO, The MITRE Corporation
Mr. Joel Jacobs is vice president, chief information officer (CIO), and chief security officer (CSO) of The MITRE Corporation. As CIO/CSO, Mr. Jacobs is responsible for advancing information technology (IT) services, infrastructure operations, and the innovative use of information technologies that enable MITRE staff to effectively serve the company's government sponsors. He leads the Enterprise Computing, Information, and Security organization, which provides comprehensive information technology, knowledge management, enterprise technical computing, information security, and global security services to the corporation.
As CSO, Mr. Jacobs oversees the integration and coordination among information security, global security services, and information systems. He sits on the board for the Advanced Cyber Security Center.
Under Mr. Jacobs’ leadership, MITRE has drawn recognition for its innovative IT practices and for its outstanding work environment for technology professionals from publications including Innovation Week, Computerworld, and CIO Magazine. The company has been among North American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) award winner in 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2016. Also in 2016, MITRE was named to the InformationWeek Elite 100 list, which recognizes organizations for innovative applications of business technology. In 2017, MITRE placed second in the InformationWeek IT Excellence in Infrastructure awards program, and its corporate IT help desk received HDI's prestigious Team Excellence Award, which recognizes the team that has set and achieved the highest standards of excellence in customer service.
Mr. Jacobs was honored as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2011 and as a Boston Business Journal/Mass High Tech CIO of the Year in 2012. In 2015, STEMconnector® named Mr. Jacobs among its 100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM in recognition of MITRE’s dedication to supporting STEM initiatives. He was also a 2015 Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Award winner.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and natural science from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, he completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, Mimecast
David E. Luzzi, PhD., MBA
Vice Provost for Research & Innovation, and Development & VP for the Innovation Campus at Burlington, Northeastern University
Senior VP & CISO, Liberty Mutual
Kenneth Montgomery, Vice Chairman of the Board
1st VP & COO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
CISO, MUFG Americas Holding Corp.
CISO, Global Technology | Enterprise Security, T. Rowe Price
SVP, Global New Business Development EMC (retired)
Exec. VP & Global CISO State Street Corporation
President Emeritus, The University of Massachusetts & Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies & Innovation
Counsel: Mr Colin Zick, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP