Cyber Security Summit Announces Chairman Emeritus Andrew Borene and 2017 Advisory Board

Andrew Borene

​​​Cyber Security Summit, which has been advancing the national conversation about cyber security as a public-private partnership effort since 2011, is pleased to announce that defense industry executive and national security attorney Andrew Borene has been named as Chairman Emeritus. Borene has served as both Chair and Co-Chair of previous summits in the Twin Cities.

As Chairman Emeritus, Borene joins the previously announced Co-Chairs of the 2017 Event: Mike Kearn, VP at US Bank, and Elizabeth Stevens, Director at UnitedHealth Group.

Borene is presently an executive advisor from Booz Allen Hamilton to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). A former Pentagon attorney and U.S. Marine intelligence officer, Borene has also been a Senior Fellow with the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute and a Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies.

Stevens announced the award saying, “Andrew’s expert guidance and collaborative spirit have shaped the Cyber Security Summit as it has grown into a diverse gathering of global thought leaders. This new honorary title of Chairman Emeritus both acknowledges the strategic leadership role he has played – and ensures Andrew’s legacy remains connected to the summit into the future.”

Cyber Security Summit is a public-private collaboration with support from industry, government, and university leaders who gather to discuss security trends and solutions. The Summit includes senior executives, risk managers, military representatives, policymakers, lawyers, academics, and technology leaders. Topics, content and speakers are driven by an Advisory Board composed of leaders from diverse critical infrastructure operators and commercial market sectors. Cyber Security Summit 2017 will take place Oct. 23-25 in Minneapolis. Visit to learn more.

Cyber Security Summit’s 2017 Board members also include:

Jill Allison, CISSP, CSX, MBA, MIM, BISO, Digital, Target Corporation; Member, CSO Center for Leadership and Development, ASIS International

Michele Azar, Fortune 50 Global e-Commerce Multichannel Retail Executive

Dr. Massoud Amin, Chairman, IEEE Smart Grid; Chairman, Board of Directors, Texas Reliability Entity; Director, Board of Directors, Midwest Reliability Organization; Director and Professor, Technological Leadership Institute and ECE, University of Minnesota

Bonnie L. Anderson, MBA, CISM, Information Security Officer, HCMC

Anne C. Bader, Principal, Bader Resources LLC;  Founder, The International Cybersecurity Dialogue; Senior Associate Fellow,  the Institute of Statecraft

Ken M. Barnhart, President & Principal Consultant, Highground Cyber

Christopher Buse, CPA, CISA, CISSP, Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Security Officer, MN.IT Services

Loren Dealy Mahler, President, Dealy Mahler Strategies

Emily E. Duke, Esq., Trade Secrets and Cybersecurity Lawyer

Antonio Enriquez, NPPD, Cyber Security Advisor Region V, Office of Cybersecurity & Communications, Department of Homeland Security

Steen J. Fjalstad, MS, CISA, CISSP, CGEIT, CRISC, Security and Mitigation Principal, Midwest Reliability Organization

Mary Frantz, Managing Partner, Enterprise Knowledge Partners, LLC

Heather Hanscom, VP and CISO, SuperValu

Stefanie Horvath, MSS, Colonel, MN Army National Guard

Bob Hoschka, Sr. Account Executive, Computex Technology Solutions

Brian Isle, PE, Senior Fellow, U of MN Technological Leadership Institute

Mike Johnson, Senior Fellow & Honeywell/James J. Renier Chair, Director of Graduate Studies - MS in Security Technologies, Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), University of Minnesota

Faisal Kaleem, PhD, CISSP, CEH, MCT, Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University

David La Belle, Business Systems Analyst, US Bancorp Asset Management

Michael Larson, Senior Director, Enterprise Information Security, Optum

Jack Lichtenstein, Principal, JDL Advisory, LLC

Eileen Manning, Executive Producer & Co-Creator, Cyber Security Summit

Tina Meeker, CISSP, CIPP/US, Sr. Director, Enterprise Information Protection – Policy & Governance, Best Buy

Jerrod Montoya, Esq., Security & Compliance Attorney, OATI; President, InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance

Dave Notch, Enterprise Security Architect, Medtronic

Stefan Pittinger, VP Midwest Region, CenturyLink Business Technology Solutions

Frank Ross, Sr. Analyst, Cyber Security Risk, General Mills

James Ryan, CSyp, CEA, PMP, Owner & Founder, Litmus Logic

Phil Schenkenberg, Attorney and Shareholder, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Melissa Seebeck, Senior Manager, Risk and Compliance Operations, Deluxe Corporation

Scott Singer, MBA, Chief Security and Information Officer, PaR Systems, Inc.

Ed Snodgrass, Chief Information Security Officer, Secure Digital Solutions

David Stavseth, Sr. Security Sales Specialist, Akamai

Christopher Terzich, Vice President, Enterprise Incident Manager, Wells Fargo Corporate Risk

Catharine Trebnick, VP, Senior Research Analyst, Dougherty & Company LLC

Christopher Veltsos, Dr. InfoSec; Associate Professor ISRM PSM Program Director, Mankato State University

Kristi Yauch, Information Security Director, Enterprise Knowledge Partners, LLC

Source: Cyber Security Summit

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