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Picco Chan
Mr. Picco Chan is currently developing the Information Security business for Tele-comm services provider. Before this role he had spent 2 years in managing the IT Infrastructure and Information Security of MetLife in Asia Hong Kong. Before joining IBM in 2006, Mr. Chan had spent 10 years in the Banking Industry. He was the Network Manager of Citickawah Bank. Mr. Chan is responsible for network architecture design and IT infrastructure. He was also heavily involved in planning and activities of internet Banking system security management. Mr. Chan has over 18 years working experience in IT industry, prior to engaging in information security management, he worked as regional technical support in multinational companies including Arcsight, and Nice. Mr. Chan holds a bachelor’s degree of computer science

He has completed various certifications as SSCP, ECSA, CHFI, CEH, CIW, CCNP, CCSE etc.

His specialties includes Security infrastructure design activities including planning, sourcing, testing, execution and delivery of security related projects e.g. FW, IDS, IPS, anti-spam, anti-virus, PKI, identity management, SSO, web application security solution, vulnerability management, security event management SIEM/ Risk management, virtualization security, Data Loss prevention, Technical Security advisory, Security Consulting, IT Infrastructure support and Management, Security Infrastructure Management, Security Information Event Management, Vulnerability Management.

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Prashant Mali
Mr. Prashant Mali is Cyber Crime/Law & Information Technology Security Specialist. He completed his master’s degree in Computer Science, LLB, CAN and Diploma in Yoga Education.

Presently he is President of Cyber Law Consulting (India , USA) which is a premier cyber space legal firm involved in Cyber Law Consulting, IT Security Audit, Cyber Forensics, IPR, Training, Process development and Cyber law compliance. He is also associated with several other institutional bodies such as Byford Consulting Inc. (Advocates & Attorneys) as Sr. Partner, Chairman – Byford Charitable Institution.

He is a Visiting Faculty at University Grants Commission (Mumbai University Staff training college) for training professors & principals on Cyber Crime & Cyber Laws, IT Security.

He is the Founder Faculty of DISA (Diploma in Information Systems Audit) Course by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

He has also Drafted Cyber Law notes in Marathi for Maharashtra Police & Conducted various Workshops. He has 8 Years of experience at Senior Executive level with CMC Limited (A Govt. of India Enterprise) and 8 Years as President of Cyber Law Consulting & Sr. Partner of Byford Consulting Inc.

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Corey R. Moodie
Corey R. Moodie begins his career in IT during high school in the summer of 1996. His position involved laying fiber cabling between and throughout the elementary school and high school buildings. While in his senior year working as a student assistant for the computer lab in VB and C++ programming classes he was working towards an internship with Caterpillar. Hiring on at Caterpillar starting with an internship in 1997 from building applications for legacy database transactions to laptop security templates he was hired on full time as on the New Technologies development team. After leaving Caterpillar He worked as a retail store manager for Computer Deli. There he gained experience with computer hardware and Operating System installs. Further his job spanned to internal development with Perl and PHP for a company intranet, which, also started his interests in Open Source. From the Retail store of Computer Deli he left for an opportunity to work as an I.T. Manager for CGH Petroleum in Pekin Illinois.

He further expanded his knowledge and skills with Microsoft Server / Linux-Unix Administration and Programming. It also introduces to WAN technologies and public data transaction securities. Working directly with Veri-Fone systems he was part of developing encryption technologies for secure credit card transaction.

He went to work at New Horizons Computer Learning Center where he was tasked with solidifying his knowledge with certifications. He was also put on lead of developing the Mentored Learning (ML) lab environment. He also developed a worldwide communication web based site and FTP site for support and sharing ideas with other ML instructors. As an instructor he was rated Top 10 Instructor for the entire US 3 times and worldwide the top 10 instructor once.

He obtained the following certifications: A+, Net+, IT-Project+, Security+, Linux+, MCT, MCP, MCDST, MCTS-SharePoint, CISSP, CHFI & CEH.

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Jeff Spicer
Mr. Jeff Spicer has proven leadership in areas of security, creativity, technical expertise, quality assurance, project management, training, integration, migration, infrastructure design and management. He has contributed vision, plans and support critical to organizational efficiency and business growth. Established guidelines, priorities and identified required resources. Manage the integrity of the infrastructure through product selection, technical design and development, validation, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance. Coordinate work of other technical subject matter experts; drive infrastructure technology issues to resolution, and influence technical decisions. Mr. Jeff holds Bachelors degree in Computer Science.

He has 10 plus years of professional IT experience & 26 plus years of personal programming.

He has completed various certifications such as CISSP, GSEC, CEH, MCSE, A+ and CNA.

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Apurv Kansal
Mr. Apurv Kansal started his career as an IT professional and is a qualified MBA in Information Technology and Systems from IBS, Hyderabad. He is Director and Head – IT and IS at Arete Consultants Pvt Lt which he co-founded in 2004. He is experienced in providing Web-based IT solutions to the clients which include multinational companies in diversified fields. He has intensive experience in various information systems management and development in IT, Communications, Manufacturing, Government, Engineering, Electronics, Healthcare, Microfinance, Retail and Hospitality industries.

He has conducted various engagements related to IT internal control reviews, standards compliances, and information security reviews.

He has developed training courses in a particularly niche segment of web application security and its awareness. He has conducted various training sessions and lectures at ISO/CMM certified companies across India. He is also associated with several IT and IT-intensive companies in advisory position for continuing assessment of security risks and creating capabilities to counter such attacks by establishing in-house security & anti-hacking divisions. He has also established a global network of solution providers to support on- the-ground issues of companies facing security threats.

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