Board of Directors

Posted by on August 31, 2016


Doug DePeppe specializes in public-private partnerships and reducing cybersecurity risk, offering services across several verticals: legal, consulting, training, and full scope response team services. Further expertise in the legal, policy and strategy matters associated with cybersecurity and cyber crime, particularly forensics reports, due diligence, analysis of public-private sector information sharing regimes and governance, corporate information security and risk management policies, cyber awareness training, executive mentoring and coaching, International Humanitarian Law for cyberspace, and the intersection of cybersecurity with critical infrastructure protection and emergency preparedness. He has lectured as an International Speaker in the Far East, Europe, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, and at major US conferences.

  • Subject Matter Expert to White House-directed Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Maturity Model, an initiative within the Department of Energy (cited SME role)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Law and Cyber Warfare
  • Senior leader adviser – implementing cybersecurity risk management strategy and organizational policy
  • Former Capital Case-certified defense counsel & Cyber Operations Counsel (cybercrime & forensics, cyberwar, investigations, homeland security expertise)
  • Army JAG Corps (retired 2008)

Jane Ginn has over 30 years of international business experience in engineering consulting, information technology, and cyber security threat intelligence. She holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University. She also holds a Masters in Environmental Science & Regional Planning (MRP) from Washington State University, where she was a Fellow of the Institute for Resource Management. Mrs. Ginn has expertise in cybersecurity training program curriculum design, network design using defense-in-depth concepts, red/blue team design and execution, cybersecurity exercise development, vendor product evaluation and ISAO member on-boarding, threat analysis and risk assessment.

  • She serves as Co-Secretary on the OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence – Technical Committee (CTI-TC) on STIX/TAXII/CybOX standards development.
  • She is also one of two American technical advisers to the European Network Information & Security Agency (ENISA) Threat Landscape Stakeholders’ Group.
  • She served from 1994 through 2001 as an adviser to five Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade issues.
  • Mrs. Ginn has also served 5 years on the Washington District Export Council.

David Powell is the Chief Operating Officer for the Federal Business Council, (FBC) a Federal Contractor.  FBC produces mission-specific training events, exercises, meetings, industry outreach programs, conferences and expositions for the Department of Defense, U.S. Federal Agencies and the Intelligence Community.  FBC works with thousands of government contractors and federal agency personnel across government to create meaningful face to face interactions across the United States. David is a partner at FBC and is a co-founder of The CyberMaryland Conference,  The National Cyber Education Map,  The National Cyber Map,  the original CyberHive at UMBC, and has produced the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame since its inception.  He is currently spearheading multiple initiatives geared to defining and advancing cyber throughout the country.  FBC was recently selected to provide a primary support role to MITRE in the establishment of the National Cyber Center of Excellence, Federally Funded Research and Development Corporation and works together with NIST and LifeJourney to develop the National Initiative for Cyber Education Conference.  FBC was also selected to participate in a NAVY-wide program to provide conference and meeting support for all Navy components.

David currently serves as a Board Member of:

  • The US Army Cavalry and Armor Association
  • The Maryland Cyber Advisory Board
  • The Colorado Springs Regional Cyber Consortium (RC3), and
  • Works within his local community as a Trustee for the Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Matthew Theall is a former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and technology industry leader. In addition to serving on the BOD of Cyber Resilience Institute, Matt is also Founding Principal of “Capitol Hill Innovation Group”, an IoT and technology consulting firm and is on the investment committee of a leading venture capital fund. As a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, Matt partnered with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, NIST and other federal agencies on technology initiatives that enabled millions of individuals and corporations to save money by harnessing the power of energy data and analytics. Matt also worked closely with White House senior staff and contributed to drafting Presidential Executive Orders, Presidential Memorandums and provided input on key technology trends to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to these positions, Matt worked for 17 years as a Technology Strategist and Business Unit GM at Intel Corporation, where he focused on IoT enabling technologies, Smart Grid and other advanced technologies. Matt has served in a number of industry leadership roles, including being a member of the BOD of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and Chairman of several other global technology development organizations.


Christopher Gorog is the founder and CEO of Logic Central Online and Logic Central Academy, Chris is a speaker and host of a weekly alternative media talk show. He is a published author on has produced several cyber curriculums as well as STEM leadership programs for the Socio-Technological Era. He is a prior Navy Nuclear Engineer and has 25+ years in engineering facets including Nuclear Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Design, and Cyber Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, a Masters of Computer Science in Computer System Security, and a Masters of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. Considered an expert in the field of cyber security he has published more than 30 articles regarding the cyber security and cryptographic implementation for Embedded Systems. His primary focus has been the business aspects of Cyber security including return on investment and quantification of business cyber risks.


Dave Dittrich is a Principal Software Engineer/Cyber Security researcher in the Center for Data Science and the University of Washington Tacoma.  He is also a member of the Honeynet Project and Seattle’s “Agora” comptuer security group. He served on one of the University of Washington’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committees from 2009 to 2015. Dave is widely known for his research into Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack tools and host/network forensics. He was one of the first to lead workshops on “Active Defense” and to consider the legal and ethical boundaries of computer network defense.  He has presented talks and courses at dozens of computer security conferences, workshops, and government/private organizations worldwide, contributed articles and chapters to several magazines and books, and co-authored the first complete book on DDoS, titled “Internet Denial of Service: Attack and Defense Mechanisms.” He, along with Erin Kenneally, co-edited the Department of Homeland Security documents, “The Menlo Report: Ethical Principles Guiding Information and Communication Technology Research,” first published in the Federal Register in December,2011, and “Applying Ethical Principles to Information and Communication Technology Research: A Companion to the Department of Homeland Security Menlo Report.”


Roger Hill is the CTO for Veracity Security Intelligence and brings 25 years of experience with industrial control systems in many diverse industrial sectors. Before joining Veracity, Roger worked for Siemens as the global head of technology management in their plant security services business. His department was responsible for the development of key strategic technologies as part of a comprehensive security program for the industrial customer. His team focused on the validation of security controls and penetration testing of controls within the SCADA security test bed as well as the development of models to employ within security programs for ICS. In Rogers tenure in ICS he has worked with every aspect of control systems from PLC, PAC, Drives, Motion Control, HMI, SCADA and DCS. This background in ICS has provided the platform for Roger to drive creative solutions while having a grounded understanding of the needs in the industrial sector.


19ccad9100818b791729323808a1bee9Chuck Brooks leads the Federal and State & Local Government relations activities for Sutherland Government Solutions. Mr. Brooks is also responsible for the Marketing portfolio; (Media, Events, PR, Digital Outreach, Thought Leadership; (Strategic Partnering, Branding, Sales Enablement) for the Federal and State & Local markets. Mr. Brooks serves as a Homeland Security SME, and scout for M & A opportunities for the federal business. He is also involved in writing/designing/editing SGSI’s strategic plan, marketing collateral, advertisements, public & analyst relations, and event planning.