Johnny E. Davis Jr., serves as Special Advisor to the Chairman for Cybersecurity and Director of the NCUA’s Division of Critical Infrastructure in the Office of Examination and Insurance. In this role, he provides strategic counsel on cybersecurity policy and engages with other federal financial institutions regulators and external stakeholders.
Mr. Davis has more than 25 years’ experience in information security and infrastructure operations in the military, federal government, and private sector. Prior to joining the NCUA in 2015 as Chief Information Security Officer, Mr. Davis served as the Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also has served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at the departments of Interior, Health and Human Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mr. Davis holds a master’s degree in management and information systems from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline from Park University, also in St. Louis. He also holds numerous professional certifications, including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and Certified Business Continuity Professional.
Mr. Davis is also a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. James Morrison – Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Morrison is a Computer Scientist with the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to the Houston Division. He serves as a local technical expert to the Special Agents and Task Force Officers assigned to the Houston Area Cyber Crimes Task Force. He assists in computer intrusion investigations and reverse engineers software to determine source and purpose of the malignant code. He has worked in the IT field for more than 31 years, including 22 years with the FBI.
Prior to working with the FBI, Morrison was an engineer with Lockheed Martin at Kirtland AFB, NM and a UNIX/database administrator with the US Air Force at Falcon AFB (now Shriver AFB), CO and Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines. Morrison holds a BS in Computer Engineering degree from Colorado Tech University, a MA in US History from the University of New Mexico, and a MBA from the University of Phoenix as well as other professional certifications.
Mr. Gene Fredriksen, CISM, CRISC – National Credit Union ISAO
Gene has over thirty-five years of Information Technology experience, with the last thirty focused specifically in the area of Information Security. In this capacity, he has been heavily involved with all areas of Audit and Security. In 2019 he was named as one of the top three Information Security Executives of the last thirty years by SC Media.
Gene recently retired as Chief Security Strategist for PSCU. He is also the founder and current Executive Director of the National Credit Union ISAO. Gene has also held the positions of Global CISO for Tyco International, Principal Consultant for Security and Risk Management Strategies for Burton Group, Vice President of Technology Risk Management and Chief Security Officer for Raymond James Financial, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Information Security Manager for American Family Insurance.
He served as the Chair of the Security and Risk Assessment Steering Committee for BITS, as well as serving on the R&D committee for the Financial Services Sector Steering Committee of the Department of Homeland Security. He also served as an advisor on various cyber security steering committees for the administration of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, assisting in the preparation of the president’s Cyber Security Position Paper.
Gene is a member of the SC Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. He has published numerous papers and four books, and is a frequent speaker before audit and security audiences, and has served as Chair of the St. Petersburg College Information Security Advisory Board. He is a member of multiple advisory boards for universities, organizations, and security product companies. Gene attended the FBI Citizens Academy and maintains a close working relationship with both local and federal law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Steve Soukup – DefenseStorm
As President of DefenseStorm, Steve is responsible for the strategic direction, daily operations and growth of the company. Prior to assuming the role of President, Steve served as Chief Revenue Officer for two and a half years where he led the Sales and Marketing teams, resulting in 3.5X growth in DefenseStorm’s customer count, numerous strategic partnerships and the establishment of DefenseStorm as the standard for cyber safety and soundness for the banking vertical.
Before joining DefenseStorm Steve spent more than 20 years successfully leading sales at early stage, private-equity-owned, and large global market-leading business-to-business brands. As an executive with deep banking industry expertise, Steve has built world class customer-focused sales teams that have delivered double-digit year-over-year profitable revenue growth in fast paced and competitive environments.
His background includes shaping a 100+ sales organization at e-banking leader Q2 to deliver 30% year-over-year revenue growth, as well as leadership positions at Intuit, S1 Corporation and KPN. Steve also has direct banking experience through management positions at Key Bank, Bank Boston and State Street Bank. Steve is a graduate of Boston College and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
Mr. Col. (Ret.) Timothy Evans, J.D., LL.M. – Adlumin
Tim Evans is the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Adlumin, a cybersecurity software development company established in 2016. Previously, he was the Senior Advisor of Cyber Strategy and Policy at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Colonel Evans (Ret.) spent three years as the lead U.S. Computer Network Attack attorney and six years at the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Commander of an Offensive Hacking Squadron. For more than three years, Col. Evans also represented the NSA on the White House National Security Council for 3 ½ years.
Mr. Eli Dominitz, – Q6 Cyber
Eli Dominitz is the Founder & CEO of Q6 Cyber, an e-crime intelligence company based the USA and Israel. Through a combination of proprietary technology and human analysts, Q6 monitors the “Digital Underground” (DarkWeb, DeepWeb, malware networks and infrastructure) to collect targeted and actionable e-crime intelligence used to proactively eliminate fraud, data breaches, and other electronic crimes. Q6 serves large enterprise customers around the world, including 6 of the top 10 financial institutions.
Prior to Q6 Cyber, Mr. Dominitz co-founded another cybersecurity company focused on vendor risk management. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dominitz was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, and a Partner at investment firms Jacobs Private Equity and Broadband Capital Management.
Mr. Dominitz holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an Honors B.Sc. in computer science from York University.
Mr. Trent Henson – Pure IT CUSO
Trent has 30 years in Network Architecture, Enterprise Applications, Web-based Data Management, Business Operations, Service Delivery
He has previously served as CIO for Asgard Cloud Services, CTO of a healthcare information company that was a technology offshoot of the Mayo Clinic. Founder of BlueInk Technologies (now a part of Apple Computer.) VP of Information Technologies at Dyonyx
Mr. Steve Koinm – Pure IT CUSO
Steve has 30 years in Enterprise Architecture Design and teaching IT Architecture for large systems in Telecom, Healthcare, and Oil and Gas companies. Managed Services, Hosting, Consulting, and Integration.
He’s created a successful Managed Services and Hosting company that was sold to VeriCenter which was then purchased by Sungard. Started several other businesses doing Consulting, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Integration before going back to Sungard building out the reference architecture for the business he had created before. At Oracle Corporation he taught companies how to tap into the potential of Big Data and Cloud Computing. Led business development at Rumscheidt Enterprises, a Digital Strategy firm.
Mr. Camilo Ruiz – Dupaco Community Credit Union
Camilo Ruiz joined Dupaco Community Credit Union in 2016 with more than 20 years of combined experience in information technology, project management, audit and compliance, risk management and information security.
Currently, Camilo is responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining information security processes across the organization to reduce risks and respond to information security incidents.
Camilo holds a BA in Business Administration, with minors in Technology and Information Management and Organizational Leadership from Upper Iowa University.
Mr. James (Jim) Fuher – Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union (STCU)
Jim was raised in Spokane, WA and graduated Gonzaga University (Finance) in 1995. He has prior service as an Officer in the United States Army and brings 22 years of financial institution experience.
He has been at STCU for 15 years, and is currently the Fraud Prevention Manager.
He also has a limited Commission through the Spokane Police Department since 2010, is a board member of the Financial Fraud Identify Theft task force since 2012, and is CUNA certified as a Security and Fraud Expert.