Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures
President of Malin Consulting
Michael Malin is a seasoned professional offering a wide array of business and information security mm experience to the Code Dx board of advisors. Currently, he is founder and president of Malin Consulting, a company that provides business advisory services and real estate development opportunities. He serves on three boards of advisors, lending his expertise in reviewing business plans, financial models, marketing strategy, and resource needs. Michael honed his expertise in the cybersecurity industry as a co-founder and CFO for Mandiant Corporation, a computer security services and software company where he built the company to position it for a successful acquisition, and was pivotal in strengthening its bottom line, diversifying its offerings, and generating year-over-year revenue growth and profitability. He grew the company organically from an unknown start-up to a multi-million dollar industry leader. Prior to co-founding Mandiant, Michael was the regional VP, International Business for Foundstone Inc., where he was instrumental in driving business growth and expansion initiatives for this computer security company. He also served as a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he gained a solid foundation and training in key operational areas including business continuity, information systems, audit & control, finance, and mergers & acquisitions.
President and CEO of Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI)
Code Dx was initially developed in and then spun out of the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc., founded by Frank Zinghini in 1987. Applied Visions is a software development company focused on creating visual software solutions to solve complex problems, meet customer needs, and satisfy revenue and business requirements. The Applied Visions team provides innovative solutions in cyber security, business applications, and command and control systems to government and commercial customers worldwide. Frank has led the organization’s growth from its basement-office beginnings to the multi-location commercial and government-focused solution provider it is today. Frank is investing in Code Dx and fostering its growth.
Director and CFO of the U.S. National Cyber Security Council
Jerry Boudreau is a Director and a founding member of the U.S. National Cyber Security Council, a joint council comprised of federal and private sector senior executives. Expert teams and specific task forces are recruited to openly communicate, securely and anonymously, about known and unknown vulnerabilities with the objective of providing innovative proactive cybersecurity solutions. NCSC is an “Invitation Only” private council on cybersecurity. Jerry brings to the Code Dx Board a broad and deep understanding of computer technology in software, computer hardware, storage and security gained through his many years of experience as a CEO, president, GM, and division manager. His direct experience in sales, sales management, marketing, product management, product development, and business planning for new ventures and large multinational computer companies provides an excellent source of knowledge on which the Code Dx team will draw. He was hired as interim president to restructure and package ACG for acquisition and manage the M&A integration process. To accomplish this, Jerry repositioned the core competencies of the company by creating public and private specialized vertical sector marketing and sales channels, recruited and organized resources to build focused sales and marketing organizations around each vertical sector, and restructured the business development teams. Jerry was the president and a founder of Psionic Security Software, which created intelligent intrusion detection software to automatically respond to and recover from network attacks. He raised four rounds of funding ($3.5 million) through private, angel, and venture capital investments, and built the business and industry profile that attracted the purchase by Cisco Systems. As CEO and chairman, Rosetta Technologies, he raised over $3 million in private financing, leading the company from founding through a successful IPO.
Chief Information Risk & Security Officer, and Advisory Board member of the Security Advisor Alliance
Curt brings a wealth of international business experience, having served as the first global Chief Information Security Officer for Sapient, conducting business across North America, U.K., Germany, India, and China, and as the first global Chief Information Risk & Security Officer (CIRSO) for Pactera, a Blackstone portfolio company with over 27,000 employees. While CIRSO at Pactera, Curt simultaneously launched a successful cybersecurity consulting business as global head where he gained extensive exposure conducting business within China (mainland), Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. Curt is a seasoned information security professional with over 25 years of experience. In the early 90’s, he helped develop one of the first pre-commercial firewalls for a premier financial services provider. A few years later, he created an early Data Loss Prevention solution for Boston Technology. The solution included thousands of lines of code, scripts, and packet sniffers to successfully identify and stop a spate of corporate espionage. Curt later helped create the security consulting practice which he led at Siemens ICN, then helped start the Boston office for Greenwich Technology Partners, where he served as Security Practice Leader, New England. Curt then founded a successful strategic security consulting firm based in Boston with numerous F100 accounts, grew it to several million and structured a successful exit. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Security Advisor Alliance. Curt credits the start of his career to Apollo Computer, where he learned UNIX operating systems internals, a myriad of networking technologies and the art of architecting and troubleshooting complex systems and networks. Curt co-authored a popular security architecture book published by Osborne McGraw-Hill which sold over 40K copies, and authored numerous articles in popular trade publications. He studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Regis University, Computer Science at Northeastern University, and Management Information Systems at University of Lowell. Curt was named to the Who’s Who list of entrepreneurs in 2006, named to the top 1% of security executives by Exec Rank in 2012, and holds professional certifications that include CISSP, CISM, and ISO 27001 ISMS Lead Auditor & Lead Implementer.
Remembering Rebecca “Becky” Bace
March 14, 2017
It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of Becky Bace, a member of our Advisory Board. Becky was a pioneer of cyber security technology, working on early intrusion detection systems at NSA. She later helped fund other security innovators through her work at In-Q-Tel and Trident Capital, where she oversaw one of the largest cyber security investment portfolios in Silicon Valley. In her last few years, she had been helping build the University of South Alabama Center for Forensics, Information Technology and Security. She innovated relentlessly, and helped shape the future of cybersecurity. Her Influence will be felt for decades to come.
Becky has always been a mentor. She generously gave her time to young people and young companies like us, sharing wisdom and helping us positively affect the security and economy of our country. She actively encouraged others to use their talents and influence for positive change, and Becky herself walked that walk. As an advisor to Code Dx, she was available when we needed guidance, calling in from wherever she was—a highway rest stop, an airport— to answer questions, make introductions, and help shape our vision.
Becky has been named one of the “Five Most Influential Women in Security” by SC Magazine. But to many of us that she mentored, she was and always will be “Mama Bear.” We will miss her.
Read the posting “My memories of Becky Bace” by Dr. Anita D’Amico