Arvin is a highly motivated and talented cybersecurity professional focusing in Information Assurance, Cyber Frameworks, Policies, Standards & Guideline management, Risk Management, Strategy Development, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Integration, Business Process Management, Process Efficiency, Lean Operations, IT Innovation and IT Business Operations. His Meyers-Briggs Personality Type is INTJ. He is currently a cyber risk management specialist at PepsiCo.
Arvin is a graduate of Northern Illinois University’s College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a graduate of DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media with a masters degree in Information Systems.
Throughout his life, Arvin has been a naturally inquisitive individual. As a result, he has a unique ability of not only understanding complex and technical issues but utilizing current IT solutions and capabilities with existing technologies to address the protection requirements of today’s cyber threats. Arvin is also known to create solutions when existing solutions can’t address current/future needs.
During his time at Boeing, he submitted 4 invention disclosures with 1 submission being granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office and was recognized with the prestigious title of ‘Boeing Inventor’ for his contributions.
Arvin is ISC2 CISSP certified, CompTIA Security+ certified and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certified. He is currently working on obtaining the CCSP and CRISC certifications.
Outside of his professional civilian career, Arvin is proudly serving as a direct commission officer in the US Navy Reserves as a Cryptologic Warfare officer (Designator 1815). Additionally, he is a research fellow with the Cybersecurity Forum Initiative and guest lecturer at several universities across the State of Illinois.
In his spare time, he likes to keep physically active, collect guitars and vinyl records as well as work on classic and high end sports cars.
PAUL R. SAND, MS, CISSP®
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
25+ years of leadership in Security, Information Technology (IT), voice and data communications.
Corporate Governance expert and member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Have served on for-profit and not-for-profit boards of directors for 12+ years.
As Vice President, Director, Technology Risk Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) provides second line oversight of FHLBC’s technology risk and physical, personnel, and information security programs. Serves as Chairperson of FHLBC’s Technology Risk Subcommittee, is a voting member of FHLBC Operational Risk Oversight Committee and founding member of the Federal Home Loan Banking Systems Technology Risk working group.
As Senior Vice President, Operations, IP3, led design, development and delivery of courses in CISSP Exam Preparation, CISM Exam Preparation, Cloud Computing Security, Data Protection, The Financial Management of Risk and Voice Communication Security.
As President of Salare Security, lead commercialization of patented VoIP security technology licensed from the Illinois Institute of Technology developed via the National Security Agency’s Academic Center of Excellence in Information Assurance. Won grants from the US Army Research Office, the Illinois Homeland Security Development Office, and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. Won awards from the Global Security Alliance, the American Security Alliance, and Innovate Illinois.
As Working Group Chairman for the Unified Communications (UC) Security Project of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and DHS. Lead 50 volunteers from 42 companies in producing the Applicability of the Security Control Automation protocol (SCAP) to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Systems white paper and the pilot of a prototype system at the National Security Agency (NSA).
As Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA). Developed and instituted a chapter certification and governance program for 84 chapters serving 54,000 members across the US. Developed policy and liaised between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the INMA General Counsel. Instituted an engagement and collaboration program with the InfraGard chapters to share best practices, successes and solutions to common challenges.
A recognized innovative cyber security professional. Responsible for 43 Inventions resulting in 21 issued US Patents. Inventions spanned the disciplines of cyber security, physical security, public safety, voice communications, and data communications.
Member of the US Secret Service’s Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF). Provided briefings on UC Security and UC Risk Management to the ECTF and also to the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Asset Protection Executive Roundtable (APEX), the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC), and the Information Security Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
Member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Security Council. Advisor for cyber security market development.
2011 To Present. Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Vice President, Director, Technology Risk Officer. FHLBC is a $97B institution and provides liquidity to small and regional banks in Illinois and Wisconsin as a “bank for banks.” Provide second line oversight for the technology risks and physical, personnel and information security risks of the bank. Chair the Technology Risk Subcommittee and a voting member of the Operational Risk Oversight Committee of the Bank.
2011 To 2011 IP3, Inc, Senior Vice President, Operations: IP3, Inc is an cyber security and risk management advisor and training company. Clients include fortune 500, US Government Agencies, and cyber security industry associations.
2007 To 2011 Salare Security LLC, President and CEO, Board Member: Founded company, acquired exclusive license to patent pending technology from IIT. Quickly became a cyber security industry thought leader in Unified Communications (UC) through leadership positions in the Internet Security Alliance’s VoIP Security Project, an Officer in the FBI’s Chicago Chapter of the InfraGard (Infrastructure Protection) Chicago Member Alliance, membership in the US Secret Services Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), and participation in ANSI’s Homeland Security Standards Panel. Industry speaker including engagements at the NIST Security Automation Conference, IIT’s VoIP Conference and Expo, the US Secret Service, The Asset Protection Executives, The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and others. Key Results: Company named a “Top Security Start-up” by the Global Security Challenge in London, UK; Company named a finalist in the Innovate Illinois competition in 2008 and 2009.
2003 to 2007 mVerify Corporation, Vice President — Business Development: Joined mVerify Corporation in its very early stages. Defined product and market strategies and developed business relationships that moved the company into its initial and subsequent revenue generation stages. Key Results: placed software automation technology for use in testing UC deployment on the US National Command Authority’s fleet of aircraft; adapted product offering to drive the first automated testing solution for a geographic position system (GPS) based mapping application used by the Department of Defense (DoD).
1987 to 2002 Lucent Technologies/AT&T Nework Systems/Bell Laboratories, Senior Manager: Prolific researcher and inventor responsible for 41 inventions leading to 21 awarded US Patents in voice and data communications and security. Turned market share from 7% to 15% in the voice messaging business and drove revenues to a record level $260mm for my product lines. Lead a 20,000- person business unit wide cost reduction program that yielded a $240mm annual savings from a $10mm investment budget. Enhance employee engagement scores from 45% to 75% in 6 months for my division by transforming front line manager behavior.
Masters of Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Master of Science in Computer Science. Specialization: Data Communications and Networking. Masters’ Project: “Simulation of Network Protocols”
Bachelor of Arts, University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND. Majors in Political Science, Business Administration and Computer Science. Activities: Student Association President, Varsity Football Team
CISSP® (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) #397891.
US GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE
Holds a US Government Secret Level Security Clearance granted through the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Private Sector Clearance Program (PSCP).
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Contributor to ANSI’s Homeland Security Standards Panel’s report: The Financial Management of Cyber Risk (March 31, 2010). Member Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP).
- InfraGard National Members Alliance, Board Member and Vice President.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Senior Member.
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Security Council. Member. Cyber Security Advisor.
- US Secret Service, Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF). Member.
- Information Security Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Member.
- Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). Member.
ISSUED US PATENTS
7,254,612 ; 7,110,515; 7,079,630; 6,980,799; 6,975,620; 6,865,390; 6,836,509; 6,823,189; 6,704,304; 6,701,156; 6,657,993; 6,611,742; 6,584,316; 6,580,787; 6,449,483; 6,405,042; 6,393,104; 6,263,068; 5,459,780; 5,450,482; 5,381,471
Joe has spent his career across many vertical markets including manufacturing, financial, legal, and healthcare markets. He has managed teams at companies ranging from regional firms to global enterprises, and developed infrastructure, security and compliance programs for those companies. Bringing insight into the mind of a CISO, Joe has implemented regulatory programs to address today’s complex compliance requirements such as HIPAA/HITECH, ITAR, SOX, and GDPR. He would bring the InfraGard Board a broad background of experience working with people and security, bolstered by his CISSP (Security), CRISC (Risk) and CIPP (Privacy) certifications. In his past role at Illinois Tool Works (ITW) he was responsible for establishing a Cybersecurity Program that guided and instructed 85 Divisions on Cybersecurity from Risk Management, Incident Response, Vulnerability Analysis, and Resilience. Joe is currently a Principal Solution Strategist with Saviynt, A Gartner recognized leader in Identity Governance.
Joe has been active in the Chicago area over the past 30 years as well with his family and with Baseball and Cub Scouts. Joe is a District Commissioner with the Pathway to Adventure Council, and Cub Master of Cub Scout Pack 39 with over 120 members.
With a passion for education and making connections with people, being an InfraGard member for the past six years has been a great experience. Joe’s role, if elected, would be to continue that outreach to InfraGard Members and prospective members around the Chicago Area. As an Information Technologist Joe has realized that it all starts with people, and it cannot be all about technology. Getting elected as a Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of InfraGard is a great way to contribute back to our community and our partnership with the FBI.
She currently, volunteers Vice Chair for the year 2019 and has been a member since Fall 2017 of the CompTIA’s Executive Council, Advancing Diversity in Technology Community. In Spring 2012, Graciela Perera was a visiting professor at University of Texas at El Paso. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida. Her current emphasis in research is innovative pathways between students and testbeds with a focus on discovering applied experimental approaches towards modeling Internet attacks and defenses.
She has been involved in efforts to increase the participation of women, minorities, and Hispanics. She was the recipient of the 2011 Estrella de LUNA award from Ohio’s Latinas United Networking Association. This award is given to a Latina in the community who exemplifies generosity and dedication to Hispanics and the community. Additionally, implementing collaborative activities inside and outside the classroom allows Graciela to actively engage her students, colleagues and community in the process of learning and research. She is the founder of the first student Affinity Research Group at Youngstown State University and is part of the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI). CAHSI received a grant worth $9,900,000 from National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) program. Graciela will represent NEIU for the Northeast region. The funding will create opportunities for institutions in the region to share experiences, to work together through workshops, meetings and regular communications between institutions. The initiative will include summits that will expose students to different types of professional development activities as well as bringing industry and non-academic representatives to the table to talk to students about their expectations.
Michele is the Founder & Principal of MP Global Ventures, LLC, a woman-owned, independent, business focused security and technology management advisory firm. Michele aligns with C-Level IT Security, Business and Operations executives to provide sustainable security ,technology , risk management and privacy solutions. Michele recently launched Mountain View Partners, Inc , an advisory firm focused on Security and Privacy for the Remote Worker and K-12 Sectors.
Born in Indiana, Michele came from a family of 5 girls where her parents instilled independence, a strong work ethic, integrity, problem solving, and service as core values. Michele began her technology career as a young programmer at US Steel in Chicago, where she was selected for a two-year international assignment in Venezuela as part of US Steel’s Consulting technology team. Her experience continued to blossom through various leadership positions in technology at Beatrice Foods Company, Citibank and American National Bank. She was instrumental in 5 mergers: American National Bank into First Chicago, First Chicago NBD, Bank One, WaMu, and finally JPMorgan Chase. Prior to launching MP Global Ventures, LLC, she had a 20+year career at JPMorgan Chase as a Senior Vice President. She progressed through multiple management positions in both technology and business. Her experience reflects direct management of all aspects of technology, including system development, operations, business intelligence, project management & governance, mergers & acquisitions, vendor management, risk management, security and compliance, domestically and globally.
Michele has also been featured in the CBS Small Business Pulse: http://smallbusinesspulse.cbslocal.com/2015/08/17/interaction-collaboration-successfulbusiness/
Michele holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. She is an active member of SIM (Society of Information Management), ISACA (Information Systems Audit & Control Association), SWIT (Senior Women in Technology,) , ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) and InfraGard.
Michele became a YWCA Metropolitan of Chicago Board Member in July 2105 and brings her energy and resources to empower women through the YWCA programs: techGYRLS, Innovation & Technology Institute, & Developing Digital Diversity. She is also an active member of the YWCA Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Committees. As a passionate Advisory Board Member for the Naperville- based innovation incubator ,hub88 , she has led TechTalks on topics such as “CleanTech”, Privacy and CyberSecurity.
Michele is an avid runner and achieved “Marathon Maniac” status following the completion of her 8th marathon. She enjoys yoga, cycling, hiking and international travel. She recently laced up her boots to hike Mt Kilimanjaro in January 2016 with her husband, David. In November 2019, they traveled with National Geographic to explore Antarctica.
She resides in the western suburbs with her husband David and their blended family of 6 children.