Advisory Board

Michael Brown, ACSC Board Clerk
Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired)
President, Spinnaker Security LLC

Mike is the Founder and President, Spinnaker Security LLC, a cybersecurity consulting business.  He serves as the Chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Cybersecurity Advisory Council.  Previously, he was President, RSA Federal LLC and Vice President/General Manager Global Public Sector of RSA Security LLC. Brown joined RSA after a career of more than 31 years in the United States Navy where he held leadership positions within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security regarding cybersecurity. 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.

Greg Dracon
.406 Ventures

Greg Dracon is a General Partner at .406 Ventures with over 25 years of combined venture investing and high tech operating and management experience. Greg co-leads .406’s cybersecurity practice and his cybersecurity investment portfolio includes AuthAir (acquired by LogMeIn), CPX Security, Edgewise (acquired by Zscaler), GreatHorn, Onapsis, Pwnie Express (acquired by Outpost 24), Randori, Sevco, Terbium Labs, ThreatGRID (acquired by Cisco), Threat Stack, Trilio Data and Vaultive (acquired by CyberArk).  In addition to serving on the boards of his cybersecurity investments, Greg serves on Governor Baker’s Cybersecurity Strategy Council for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is a former Board member and Treasurer of the ACSC. Prior to .406, Greg was a Vice President at Core Capital Partners, and, previously, spent a dozen years in a variety of operating and management roles within the high tech industry.

Judith H. Germano, Esq.
Founder, GermanoLawLLC
Professor and Distinguished Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity
Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law

Judith H. Germano is the founder and owner of GermanoLawLLC, a boutique law firm advising public and privately held companies on cybersecurity and privacy matters, complex fraud and other investigations and litigation, and regulatory-compliance.  Judi is a Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS), teaching incident response, cybercrime and emerging threats for the NYU Masters in Cybersecurity Risk & Strategy Program, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.  Judi spearheads the NYU Cybersecurity Leaders roundtable series, engaging corporate executives and senior government officials to address critical cybersecurity concerns, and chairs NYU’s Women Leaders in Cybersecurity annual conference.

Judi is a current Member on the Board of Advisors for TruePic, a photo and video verification platform.  She also is a Member of the Board of Montclair State University’s Paralegal Studies program and a faculty member of the NYU Stern School of Business Volatility and Risk Institute.  A federal prosecutor for 11 years, Judi was Chief of Economic Crimes at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where she supervised and prosecuted complex criminal cases of national and international impact, involving cybercrime, securities and other financial fraud, identity theft, corruption, export enforcement and national security.  Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Judi worked at the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, and served as a law clerk to federal judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. 

Judi’s publications include, among others:  AWWA’s Report on Cybersecurity Risk & Responsibility in the Water Sector; Cybersecurity Partnerships:  A New Era of Collaboration; Third-Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility; and After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk.  Judi earned degrees from Cornell University (B.S.) and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., with honors and a full academic scholarship).

Rick Hanson
Chief Revenue Officer

Rick Hanson is currently CRO for Brightcove Inc.  He joined Brightcove from CA Technologies, where he served as SVP & GM of North America and was responsible for the America's team sales efforts with the top global 1000 and Fortune 1000 accounts in market leading areas including Cyber Security.

Prior to CA Technologies, Rick served as EVP of Global Sales for Skyport Systems, a venture-backed company in the secure hyper converged infrastructure space. Before Skyport Systems, Rick oversaw HP’s software business, where he was responsible for the company’s $4 billion global software sales organization. Additionally, Rick spent 14 years at RSA Security as Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering where he built the global sales engineering organization for RSA Security from the ground up. Rick began his career by enlisting in the United States Air Force and is a CISSP.

Melissa Hathaway
Hathaway Global Strategies LLC

Melissa is a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity. She served under two U.S. presidential administrations from 2007 to 2009, including more than 8 months at the White House, spearheading the Cyberspace Policy Review for President Barack Obama after leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) for President George W. Bush.  She is a Senior Fellow and member of the Board of Regents at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada, and a non-resident Research Fellow at the Kosciuszko Institute in Poland.  She was previously a Senior Adviser at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.

Anne Margulies
Vice President and University Chief Information Officer
Harvard University

Anne Margulies is Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard and is responsible for information technology strategy, policies, and services that support the University’s mission of teaching, learning, and research. Anne leads Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), which provides IT services to over 50,000 educators, students, and staff. 

Before returning to Harvard—she had been Assistant Provost and Executive Director for Information Systems in the late 1990s—Anne was Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this capacity she developed and implemented a statewide strategic plan for IT and oversaw consolidation of a vast patchwork of agency IT organizations, operations, data centers, and networks into a coherent statewide structure. Prior to her service with the Commonwealth, Anne was founding Executive Director of MIT OpenCourseWare, MIT’s internationally acclaimed initiative to publish the teaching materials for their entire curriculum openly and freely over the Internet. 

In 2019 Anne was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering and Informatics from the Universitat Politècnica de València, and in 2015 was selected as the Boston CIO Leader of the Year and inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame. 

Kenneth C. Montgomery
First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

A former Vice Chair of the ACSC board, together with the Bank president, Ken leads the strategic direction and effective management of the Reserve Bank’s regional and national responsibilities. In a national capacity, Montgomery is leading the Federal Reserve System’s FedNowSM Service to support faster payments in the United States with interbank real-time gross settlement and integrated clearing. This initiative is part of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing, collaborative efforts to enhance the speed, safety, and efficiency of the U.S. payment system.

Montgomery also directs financial management strategies and operations for the Federal Reserve System’s Financial Support Office. He is a former chair and current member of the Federal Reserve’s Conference of First Vice Presidents.