The MiC Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, CIPP/US

Chairman, CEO & President 

Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, CIPP/US has over 25 years of progressive experience within the fields of Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with a B.S.B.A with a S.T.E.M. related focus in Information Systems, graduated Salutatorian and Summa Cum Ladue from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and became a licensed attorney in the State of Texas in 1999.  

Ms. Chaney began her career journey by serving as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles. Mary’s global experience includes executive level information security and privacy roles with GE Capital (NYSE: GE), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Comcast Corporation (NYSE: CMCSA) and Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ESPR). At GE Capital, she was the Director of Incident Response where she led a team responsible for supporting over 14,000 GE Capital Americas end-users. At Johnson & Johnson, she was the Director of the Security Operations Center, where she led the 24x7 Global Security Operations Center that monitored over 130,000 employees across 250 businesses. At Comcast Corporation, Mary was a Senior Director of Information Security, in the Global CISO’s office, which had oversight responsibilities for both Comcast Cable and NBC Universal for cyber risk management. At Esperion, Mary is the Director of Information Security and Privacy, having direct responsibility for creating and addressing risk in both information security and privacy. 

Mary’s entrepreneur endeavors include starting and running MBS Information Security Consulting, LLC (MBS) and most recently Mary opened the Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C, The Cyber Security Law Firm Of Texas, with the specific mission of helping translate and advise, Boards of Directors, CIO's, CISO's and General Counsel's on how to legally protect their company from cyber related risk.

Mary serves the overall cybersecurity community in multiple ways. She has served on several advisory boards including: Post University; ChickTech; CompTIA© Cybersecurity Advisory Board; The Cyber Law Consortium; and The Cyber Future Foundation. Mary is an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches online courses in cybersecurity to assist with the development of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Lastly, she recently launched her own nonprofit, Minorities in Cybersecurity, Inc. (MiC) which focuses on support, leadership and career development for women and minorities in cybersecurity. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veda T. Woods

Board Member

Veda T. Woods is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of a nonprofit, Protect Us Kids Foundation, and serves as a cybersecurity advisor and social activist against commercial sex trafficking of youth on the Internet. 

Spanning over approximately 20 years, Ms. Woods strategic leadership focuses on cyber policies and decision-making processes that protect and respect human rights by design. She strives to employ systematic and holistic information assurance strategies in cybersecurity, information governance, privacy and risk management; focused on securing healthcare, financial, law enforcement, defense and intelligence information.

From 2009 until 2015, Ms. Woods served on a political appointment as the Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy CIO for the former Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (“Board”). The Board was a federal agency created after the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with an accountability mission to help identify fraud, waste and abuse of data related to the $840 billion stimulus bill (American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009), as well as the spending oversight of Hurricane Sandy funds. 

As a cybersecurity executive at a leading global financial services firm, Veda is accountable for cybersecurity threat oversight in support of ensuring a transparent, consistent and comprehensive program for managing operational risk across the firm globally. She also participates on national and international working groups, seeking best practices in cyber research, data governance, risk management and policy to support strategic initiatives.

Veda has received numerous awards for her contribution towards secure technology innovation and maintains a passionate commitment to continuously support women and minorities in STEM/STEAM. Because of her personal testimony of overcoming adversity, from humble beginnings growing up in one of the most volatile inner cities of Chicago, and navigating non-inclusive environments throughout her career, Ms. Woods’ purpose is to pave it forward by doing what she deeply understands as being her personal life’s work. It is her desire to provide a positive social impact, in support of humanitarian organizations, by applying her expertise towards protecting those without a voice from the global violence of cyberspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ossie Munroe

Board Member

Ossie Munroe has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Information Security and Information Technology. Prior to beginning his career journey, he proudly served as an active duty member of the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant.  

Ossie’s journey in technology began as a Network Engineering lead for Wide Area Networks covering Bloomberg’s corporate offices and broadcast infrastructure in North America and Asia.  Ossie then transitioned into a Program Manager role for Bloomberg’s Chief Technology Office, where he led operations and delivered a wide variety of initiatives to improve the security, reliability, performance, and efficiency of all of Bloomberg’s systems. 

Ossie is currently the global leader of Bloomberg’s Information Security Officer team. Based in New York, Ossie oversees engagements across the organization, protecting the information security of Bloomberg’s various subsidiaries, answering regulatory obligations, and providing governance and oversight. Ossie and his team are instrumental in maintaining Bloomberg’s vision, strategy, and program of ensuring information assets, technologies and customers are adequately protected, wherever they may be. Ossie and his team also partners with all aspects of Bloomberg, including Legal, Engineering, Product, Technology, and Compliance to deliver their mission around the world.

In his role, Ossie helps advance the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts by leading diversity recruitment initiatives for the Chief Information Security Office and the Chief Risk Office. Through his efforts, he seeks partnering opportunities with external organizations to open career pipelines for underrepresented groups. Through American Corporate Partners, Ossie also mentors active duty military personnel preparing to make the transition back to civilian life.

Ossie also serves as co-chair of a Cyber Coordination Group for the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Hannon

Board Member

Anthony Hannon has nearly ten years of professional experience in Information Security. He began his career with Raytheon Technologies where he interned with the cyber threat intelligence team identifying and assessing the attack surface of the company and their partners, as well as providing briefings on relevant threat actors to senior leadership. At the conclusion of the internship, Anthony joined Raytheon’s Security Operations Center (SOC) as a fulltime employee. Soon after, Anthony became the SOC Team Lead where he managed the day-to-day tasks and investigations for Raytheon’s corporate network. 

Anthony joined MassMutual Life Insurance Company in 2016 as the cyber incident response team lead and has held several roles within MassMutual’s Enterprise Cyber Security organization, including Security Intelligence Director where he set the strategic direction for the security intelligence, ethical hack, digital forensics, and eDiscovery teams, Business Information Security Officer assisting the Data Science organization, and Head of Software Security where his team enabled software developers to create secure code, reducing the attack surface for MassMutual.

Anthony is currently one of six employees representing MassMutual in the CEO Action for Racial Equity Fellowship, a working group of over 100 companies dedicated to advancing racial equity through public policy and corporate partnerships, with the goal of improving well-being in the Black and African American community and impacting society at large.

Anthony graduated from Salve Regina University with a BA in Administration of Justice and a MS in Administration of Justice with a focus on Cyber Security. In addition, Anthony holds several Information Security certifications, including the CISSP and CISM.

Anthony lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Kayleigh, and two kids, Hazel, and Hunter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olive Goh

Board Member

Olive is a Director of Ultra High Net Worth Clients at Citi Private Bank in Seattle, advising entrepreneurs and executives, owners of privately held business, real estate developers and managers, family offices, foundations, and endowments on how to preserve, grow and transition their wealth. Olive oversees Citi’s North America Asian Clients Group business in the Pacific Northwest and specializes in helping international clients navigate cross- border issues in investments and wealth planning. Olive guides her clients from a nuanced, personalize perspective adapted from living and working in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, China/Beijing), Europe (UK/London, France/Paris), the United States (New York, Washington D.C., Seattle) and Latin America (Ecuador/Quito).

Prior to joining Citi, Olive worked with HSBC Private Bank from 2006 to 2014. She started in London as part of HSBC Private Bank’s global management training program before joining the New York team as a relationship manager. Before moving into wealth management, Olive worked in the Singapore Government on aviation policy and multi-lateral air service negotiations from 2003 to 2006.

Olive graduated magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is a native speaker of English and Mandarin, and proficient in French and Spanish. Olive holds FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

Olive lives Seattle with her documentary filmmaker husband Erik Dugger and their two young sons, Ryder and James. She advocates for financial, educational, and entrepreneurial inclusion of underserved communities. She serves on the board of Friends of Waterfront, the Champions Circle of Female Founders Alliance and is an educator at the Alene Morris NEW Leadership Puget Sound program at the University of Washington.

Vernecia Ruffin

Board Member

Vernecia Goffney has nearly ten years of professional experience in the field of Information Security.  She recently held a position as a Senior Threat Intelligence Support Coordinator at Louisiana-based public utility, Entergy Corporation.  In this role Vernecia was responsible for processing cyber and physical threat intelligence to determine potential threats and impacts and implementation of mitigation to defend Entergy’s enterprise.

Vernecia worked in various industries including government, financial services, retail, and electric utility. This includes a diverse background in Information Security, with roles as an Information Assurance Analyst, Senior Vulnerability Management Analyst, Identity and Access Management Analyst, and more.  

She holds a Masters of Science degree in Systems Engineering from George Washington University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Besides Information Security, Vernecia enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling as much as possible.  

Renee Forney

Board Member