Advisors


CEO and Founder

Janet Lawless is the CEO and Founder of Center for Threat Intelligence. Collaborating with threat intelligence experts, Janet realized the need to help organizations design holistic threat intelligence programs which includes building resources through threat intelligence consulting, training and certifications for corporations and government organizations. Janet’s former roles in leadership positions at CI Security, Cisco and Microsoft brings a wealth of knowledge in security services and the need for threat intelligence.

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David Aucsmith is a senior computer scientist and technology leader currently working as the Chief Scientist and Federal Practice Manager for DarkLight and as a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington. He is also an Affiliate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography and network intrusion detection.

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David Gomez is a retired FBI executive, security consultant, and cybersecurity professional with practitioner experience in complex, high-risk, critical incident management and response. He is a former Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, and frequent media contributor on law enforcement, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism topics.

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Bryan is a seasoned cybercrime, computer security and homeland security professional with over 20 years of experience. He is an accomplished organizational spokesperson, public speaker and advisor to CxO level and national level executives. Bryan’s unique ability to apply very positive and transparent leadership to direct teams of investigators, developers, data scientists, data visualization experts, and other professionals make him an excellent addition to the Center for Threat Intelligence Advisory Team.

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Jim is currently a board member at Overlake Hospital Medical Center and is a past board chair of Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Washington Society of CPAs, and the Duke Alumni Association, among roles at many other boards. Previously Jim had a successful career at Deloitte, an international accounting and consulting firm, where he served as managing partner of the Seattle office, the Tokyo office, and worldwide human resources, along with important client assignments.

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Oriah currently leads the cybersecurity and threat intelligence programs for SkOUT Secure Intelligence throughout the western United States. He also serves on several non-profit and private company boards in both a director and advisory capacity. Previously, he served in the U.S. Air Force for over 21 years on Active Duty and continues to serve part-time in the Air National Guard. He began his military career as an enlisted Communication Analyst overseas with the National Security Agency.

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Guy Shinnar is the Director of Sales US West, for Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. Guy has unique experience in the security industry with US, and international executive roles. These include his roles as Co-Founder and VP of Sales at Eemago and Director of Sales at Panaya (acquired by Infosys) an internationally recognized start-up. Guy also co-founder and CEO at Gaash Security Training and Consulting LTD focusing on physical security solutions for government and civilian facilities. In the military, Guy served as Captain, Special Forces, Israel IDF.

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Joel is currently a Principal Product Manager for Security and Risk Management at Veritas Technologies. He recently retired from active duty after 20 years as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. Over the course of his military career, Joel served in multiple intelligence and risk management leadership roles. Most recently as full-time faculty member in the College of Science and Technical Intelligence at the National Intelligence University in Washington DC. He taught graduate level courses on threat intelligence and cybersecurity.

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