Meet Our
Team

Our Program Directors are deeply involved in the day-to-day aspects of the program, while our Advisory Board Members provide invaluable guidance and input on a regular basis, and our Career Services team works with students on getting them ready for internships and full time employment

Meet Our
Team

Our Program Directors are deeply involved in the day-to-day aspects of the program, while our Advisory Board Members provide invaluable guidance and input on a regular basis, and our Career Services team works with students on getting them ready for internships and full time employment

Program Directors

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Anita M. Black

Cybersecurity Program Coordinator
Merritt College

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Courtney Brown

CIS Department Chair
Merritt College

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Jim Cates

President
LOBI Group LLC

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Mark Egan

Partner
StrataFusion

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Advisory Board

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Selim Aissi

Senior Vice President & Chief Security Officer
Ellie Mae

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Todd Barnum

CISO
GoPro Inc.

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Ethan Berry

CEO
Ethan Berry Inc.

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Eddie Borrero

CISO
Robert Half

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Husam Brohi

Partner
Cybersecurity & Privacy at PwC

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Bruce Burroughs

EVP, Chief Technology Officer
AAA Northern California

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Natasha Ellis

Director
PwC Advisory

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Abbas Faiq

CIO
PTC

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Kwame Fields

SVP, CISO
Federal Home Loan Bank

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Satish Gannu

SVP, CISO
ABB Digital

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Ed Glover

VP, CISO
Five9

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Nikhil Gupta

CEO, Co-Founder
ArmorCode

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David Hahn

CSO
Silicon Valley Bank

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Lance Harris

SVP, CISO
Everi Holdings, Inc.

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Chris Houlder

CISO
Clarivate Analytics

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Nate Lee

CIO, Head of Technical Operations
Tradeshift

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Dr. Sarah Lewis Cortes

Privacy Assurance & Engineering
Netflix

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Shokie Lopez

CIO
Basic American Foods

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Etay Maor

Chief Information Security Officer
IntSights

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Michael McAlphen

CISO
8x8

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Michael Montoya

CISO
Equinix

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Izak Mutlu

ex-CISO Salesforce (ret.)

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Mary Nakahara

President
Deep Mountain Consulting

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Tim O'Neil

Information Security and Risk Management Executive
Amazon

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Tom Pankey

Consultant
PRO Unlimited

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Vitaliy Panych

Chief Information Security Officer (Acting)
State of California

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Ralph Pyne

Director of Security
AdRoll

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William Rowe

Principle
William Rowe Design

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Terence Runge

Chief Information and Security Officer
Reltio

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Jimmy Sanders

President
SF Bay ISSSA

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Art Scott

Advisor

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Justin Somaini

Founding Partner
Somaini LLC

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Walt Thinfen

CEO
Visioneer Inc.

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David Tsao

VP Security Engineering
Marqeta

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Ravi Varma

CTO
AppOrbit

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Patrick Wilson

CIO, CISO
Contra Costa County Health Services

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Career Services

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Armen Abnous

GTM Cybersecurity Advisor
TechPosite

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Tom Alcock

Co-Founder & Partner
Code Red Partners

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Dan Carrol

Regional Sales Manager
Anitan

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Brennan Manion

Regional Sales Manager - Northwest
Red Canary

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Jim Stoch

Business Liaison Consultant
Stoch Consulting

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Betty Szeto

Director of Human Resources
Horsley Bridge Partners

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Frank Tawil

COO/CTO
Kaisen Technology Partners

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Bao Vo

Account Manager
CrowdStrike

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