Board Members

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Scott Laliberte, CISSP, CISM, MBA
Scott is a Managing Director with Protiviti Inc and leads its Mid-Atlantic Security Consulting Practice. Scott has delivered many different kinds of security services to a variety of clients in financial services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and other industries. He has led and managed many security assessment, implementation, and management projects. Scott is a published author, accomplished speaker, and quoted subject matter expert in the area information systems security. Prior to becoming a consultant, Scott spent 9 years in the Coast Guard serving as Communications Officer and Operations Officer for two Cutters and Information Resource Management Officer for the Research and Development Center. Scott also enjoys training for marathons and triathlons, as well as coaching a youth track team.
Vice President
Paul is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation and effectiveness of security-related programs and initiatives as the Information Security Lead at Automotive Resources International. He assesses the cost of potential threats relative to cost of solutions required to eliminate, minimize, or mitigate threats. Paul is also responsible for customer responses in the IT RFP process. He works closely with all departments to ensure integrity of security procedures, systems, and policies. Before joining ARI, Paul was the Senior Information Security Risk Analyst at Independence Blue Cross. Before that he served as the Division Security Administrator at CIGNA. He also spent twelve years at CGU Insurance Company (formerly General Accident) where he held various positions including Security Administrator, Help Desk Specialist, and Actuarial Programmer. Paul has served on the board of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) for the last eight years. He has been the Vice President of that organization for the last three years. Paul and his wife Carolyn have four children. They range in ages from 11 to 20 years old. Besides his work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family.

Bill Bailey
Bill leads the Information Security program as VP Information Security at Police & Fire FCU, after years in various consulting roles across financial, healthcare, retail, utility, and other industries. Bill participates on the FS-ISAC Community Institution Advisory Council, and is a regular speaker at FS-ISAC Summits. Bill has earned an MBA in Technology Management, and holds certifications from ISACA (CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC), IAPP (CIPP, CIPM, CIPT), PMI, and EC-Council (CEH, CHFI, ECSA), and has taught many of these certifications online and in-person, around the world. Bill is also an adjunct professor, online and in-person, most recently at Temple University in the Fox School of Business MS-ITACS program.

Richard Beyer, CISSP
Rich has been involved in the computing industry since 1977 on both the vendor and client side. He has worked as a sales engineer and technical department manager during the infancy of the personal computing sector. He supported a wide variety of business, industrial and educational systems as well as creating specialty computing devices for scientific, industrial and educational uses. He also served as a system and networking consultant to the advertising, pre-press and printing industries and the Technology Director of a pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing agency. He is currently the IT Director for a national non-profit dedicated to producing scholarly legal publications and continuing legal education. Rich holds the degree of MBA in technology and electronic commerce. In addition to the CISSP, his certifications are in the areas of data recovery (CDRE), network security (CEH, ECSA, CompTIA Security+), security operations (CCNA Cyber Ops) and computer forensics (CHFI & CCFE). His professional associations include the IEEE (Life Member) and ACM. He has been a member of the ISSA since 2011.

Tim Gillin, CISSP
Web Chair
Tim is a security professional and has been working in the field since 2001, specializing in access controls, information security, operations, data security and privacy, disaster recovery, auditing and security program design and maintenance. Tim has earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Information Science, and has also earned his CISSP and MCSE certifications. Tim currently works as the Information Assurance and Compliance Manager at IBM Security and serves as an adjunct security and networking faculty and subject matter expert at Drexel, Capella and Strayer Universities. Tim enjoys spending time with his family and playing ice hockey.

John McNicholas, CISSP, CEH, CISA
Program Chair
John is an information security team lead with the US Government. He has been working in cyber security field for the last eighteen years. John’s career has spanned working in security areas such as penetration testing, infrastructure & operating systems hardening, vulnerability management, disaster recovery, and certification & accreditation. He currently heads a team performing secure access management and compliance. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from University Maryland University College and a Masters degree in Information Systems Management from Holy Family University. John appreciates time with his family along with camping, hiking, and getting lost in the woods.

Kevin Montalto
Vendor Chair
Bio coming soon.

Bill McKendry
Member Chair
Bio coming soon.

Emery Kohut
Communications Chair
Emery is the Regional Director of Security Consulting Services with Unisys Corporation, and leads a team of security professionals in the US and Canada. The team delivers Information Security Services to commercial and public sector clients with a focus on Security Standards (NIST, CFS 1.1, Privacy) to ensure compliance is maintained for our clients. Emery taught, as adjunct faculty, at Delaware Valley University, in the areas, of Network and Security, developed a Security Course for the University. Emery enjoys music and the martial arts as part of his hobbies and is currently a volunteer instructor at Action Karate, assisting with student teaching, tournaments, and Black Belt testing.

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