Board of Directors
Darin Andersen, Director
Darin Andersen is a distinguished cybersecurity professional with over 15 years of experience in the security industry. In 2012, Darin founded CyberUnited, a cybersecurity consultancy that applies a behavioral psychology framework via machine learning, data, analytics and inferential algorithms to determine and prevent identity and insider threats within the enterprise, academic and government organizations. Mr. Andersen also founded CyberTECH, a global cybersecurity and IoT network ecosystem providing cybersecurity and IoT resources, strategic programs and quality thought leader IoT Forums across the nation.
Before founding CyberUnited, Darin was the GM, North America at Norman Shark, a forensics malware analytics company, recently acquired by Blue Coat Systems (acquired by Bain Capital Ventures). Prior to Norman Shark, Darin was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at ESET, an antivirus company. Darin was a leading driver in growing the company to over 800 employees worldwide and building an extensive network of malware research centers in nine countries as well as a network of partners spanning more than 180 countries.
While COO at ESET, Andersen created the “Securing Our eCity” initiative. The initiative, now an independent Foundation, was recognized by The White House as the “Best Local/Community Plan” DHS National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge. Andersen is a distinguished Ponemon Institute Fellow. He received the Internet of Things award at the 2014 Cybersecurity Awards and was named Top Influential by The San Diego Daily Transcript for 2015.
Darin received an MBA in Finance and Operations Management and 2nd Masters in Information Systems and Operations Systems both from University of Southern California.
Malcolm Bohm, Director
Malcolm Bohm is a recognized expert in Life Sciences. In the industry since 1993, Malcolm served in increasingly senior positions at major pharmaceutical companies including Astra, Pfizer, and Novartis. In 2005 Malcolm established a successful US affiliate for biotech firm, Aspreva Pharmaceuticals. In 2006 he created Trialytics, an industry leading software solution leveraging electronic healthcare data to redefine clinical R&D strategies eventually selling the company to SDI Health Inc.
Malcolm was educated in Great Britain and achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Renal Physiology and Pharmacology along with advanced training in analytical data modeling.
Howard Schmidt, Director
Howard A. Schmidt is currently a principal in Ridge Schmidt Cyber, LLC and HAS Security and has had a long distinguished career in defense, law enforcement, and corporate security spanning more than 40 years. He brings together the talents of business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations through his distinguished career. He was Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government under Presidents Bush and Obama. In this role Mr. Schmidt was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation and is responsible coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cybersecurity partners.
Previously, Mr. Schmidt was the President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF). Before ISF, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for eBay Inc. He also served in the position of Chief Security Strategist for the US CERT Partners Program for the National Cyber Security Division, Department of Homeland Security.
Brent Wrisley, Director
Brent Wrisley is the CEO of PUNCHCyber a company that specializes in the development of intelligence driven computer network defense programs, information security policy creation and the management of security operations teams. Prior to PUNCHCyber, Brent was the Deputy CISO & Director, Cyber Security Operations at SRA International and the Manager, Strategic Operations for Team Cymru. Brent served a security incident responder and program lead for Einstein at the US CERT, part of the US Department of Homeland Security.
With 14+ years of experience in the Defense and Federal sectors, with a focus on the design, integration and implementation of emerging technologies, threat analysis and information risk management, Brent’s strengths include designing large data systems and instrumenting analysis methods, and developing management strategies to drive organizational growth and cyber security program maturity. Brent received degree from Delaware University and MS, AIT Cybersecurity degree from George Mason University (expected 2013).