Karen Worstell is a highly respected information security leader, and was until recently, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Microsoft Corporation.
As Microsoft's CISO, Karen was responsible for securing Microsoft's information assets worldwide. She joined Microsoft in early 2005, and led policy development and deployment, IT governance, system security analysis and engineering, assessment and compliance, investigations, and the Security Center of Excellence.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Karen was the VP of IT Risk Management and CISO for AT&T Wireless (now Cingular) where she played a key role in the successful implementation of general computer controls for Sarbanes-Oxley.
Karen's 20 years of information security experience spans the government classified and commercial sectors.
Before joining AT&T Wireless she led the Security practice for SRI Consulting and its spin-off, Atomic Tangerine, where she assisted clients with opportunity analysis for information security start-ups, led product development and security research on emerging trends, and consulted with global Fortune 500 and government customers in the U.S., Singapore and Europe.
She has also served in senior information security roles at Bank of America, Boeing Defense and Space, Boeing Research and Technology, and Union Carbide Corporation. She served one term on the Computer Systems Security and Privacy Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Karen holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University. She is a Certified Information Security Manager.
Alan Fudge is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Software at Hewlett Packard (NASD: HPQ).
Prior to Hewlett Packard, Alan was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Software Sales at Dell (NASD: DELL), responsible for the company's global software sales force located in over 50 countries across the world. Prior to Dell, Alan Fudge was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Quest Software, responsible for the company's global sales force located in 27 countries across the world.
Prior to joining Quest Software, Alan Fudge was the President and CEO of GuardianEdge Technologies, the leading provider of endpoint data protection for the enterprise which was acquired by Symantec. At GuardianEdge Technologies, Mr. Fudge was responsible for leading the company's strategic direction while overseeing day-to-day operations.
Prior to his leadership role at GuardianEdge, Mr. Fudge was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at VMware, an independent subsidiary of EMC, where he was responsible for the company's sales, professional services, field marketing and global channels. Before that, he held executive positions at BEA Systems, Objectspace and IBM. While at IBM, Mr. Fudge led the Tivoli Americas sales, systems engineering and professional services organizations, a 900-member team that delivered more than $950 million in annual revenue.
Mr. Fudge has more than 25 years of experience in executive management and sales operations and has a proven record of delivering strong, sustainable revenue growth while building world-class teams within diverse organizational environments.
Alan Fudge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from St. Edward's University in Texas.
Donald R Codling is a highly respected cyber security expert and a veteran with over 20 years of dedicated service at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.)
Until recently he was Unit Chief Liaison Officer from the FBI Cyber Division to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cyber Security Division in Washington, D.C.
During his 20+ year career at the FBI, Mr. Codling was a part of several investigative programs including International Cyber Crime Operations, Technical Operations, Foreign Counter-Intelligence and Undercover Operations. He also led numerous investigations on major domestic and international criminal cases, cyber crime and cyber corporate espionage cases, counter-terrorism cases, counter-intelligence cases, and long-term undercover operations.
Mr. Codling has also served as chairman of an international cyber crime working group (Strategic Alliance Cyber Crime Working Group-SACCWG) consisting of the heads of Cyber Investigative Departments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has developed agendas, recruited speakers, and served on the advisory board of International Cyber Crime Symposium at Fordham University in New York City and co-hosted four international Cyber Security Forums in Washington D.C., Ottawa Canada, Auckland New Zealand and Canberra Australia.
While as FBI Cyber Division Liaison to the DHS NCSD, he also directed the FBI participation in the Cyber Storm II (2008) and Cyber Storm III (2010) national cyber exercises and served as lead contributor to the NCIRP (National Cyber Incident Response Plan) for FBI.
His outstanding inter-agency liaison work has been recognized by the FBI, DHS and members of the international intelligence community.
Following service in the United States Marine Corps Infantry, Don Codling received his BS in Civil Engineering from Norwich University. Before joining the FBI, he was an engineer for a telecommunications firm in Dallas.
Chuck Packard is a highly skilled, veteran business strategist, and was until recently, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and U.S. Billionaire George Argyros Sr., and the Argyros Family Interests.
As Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for George Argyros and the Argyros Family Interests, his successes included the acquisition, operation and sale of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, AirCal and TicketMaster Northwest in addition to numerous real estate acquisitions, development and property management projects.
Mr. Packard has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of industries including professional sports, airlines, internet-based purchasing systems, real estate and financial services. He has also served as COO of numerous internet and financial services entities, and has served on numerous Boards of Directors for charitable and public, as well as private business entities.
Mr. Packard holds a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.
Jay Foreman is Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America at Sybase, where he leads a 350 strong sales team, and is responsible for over $500M in annual revenue generation for Sybase in North America.
Sybase (NYSE: SY) is the world's largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Their open, cross-platform solutions securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge.
Prior to Sybase, Jay Foreman was Senior VP of Worldwide Sales at GuardianEdge Technologies, the leading provider of endpoint data protection for the enterprise. More than two million users around the world depend on GuardianEdge solutions to safeguard sensitive and proprietary information, to ensure compliance with regulations for maintaining consumer privacy and to enable secure enterprise mobility. The company's endpoint data protection solutions have been deployed by leading organizations including Lockheed Martin Corporation, Deutsche Bank AG and Humana Inc., as well as numerous agencies in the U.S. departments of Veteran Affairs, Defense, State and Education. At GuardianEdge, Jay was responsible for he is responsible for developing new sales channels and directing and managing strategic business and technical partnerships globally
Mr. Foreman has spent the last 18 years managing direct sales, OEM sales, operations and channel management in enterprise software.
Prior to GuardianEdge Technologies Mr. Foreman served as Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales and Partner Operations at BEA Systems. During his four years at BEA, Mr. Foreman expanded the company's worldwide OEM and channel sales activities and extended strategic partnerships with major independent software vendors, systems integrators and other alliance partners.
Prior to joining BEA, Mr. Foreman was in charge of worldwide sales and business development for DataChannel, which was acquired by Netegrity. He also built the western field operations team for New Era of Networks (NEON), which was acquired by Sybase.
Paramount Defenses is actively engaged in conversations with prominent business and cyber security leaders, as we continue to expand our Advisory Board.