PSA Security Network announced the members of its Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. The PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee members represent a variety of practice areas including physical security manufacturers, integrators, security consultants and engineers, cybersecurity experts and cyber law. These industry leaders will lead PSA’s cyber program by offering expertise, resources and services to the PSA community.
“Our Cybersecurity Advisory Committee is a collaboration of cyber savvy security experts who will work together to provide important cyber resources and expertise,” said Bill Bozeman, president and CEO of PSA Security Network. “Our goal is to drive the PSA community towards becoming proactive and knowledgeable when it comes to cyber risk and mitigation within their own companies.”
The PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee includes:
Chairman — Andrew Lanning, co-founder Integrated Security Technologies
Andrew Lanning has 30 years of computer and electronic systems experience, beginning with COBOL and FORTRAN programming in 1981.
He is a combat-action veteran, having maintained radar and missile systems aboard the USS Joseph Strauss from 1986 through 1989. The Strauss was decommissioned in 1989 and Lanning served with the military police at the now-closed Barber’s Point Naval Air Station in Hawaii from 1990 through 1993.
Lanning entered the commercial security industry in 1994 and co-founded Integrated Security Technologies (IST) in Honolulu with his wife Christine in 1998. IST specifies and delivers electronic security solutions for DOD, municipal government, and nearly all commercial vertical markets throughout Hawaii and the Pacific theater.
Senior vice president — Paul Cronin, Atrion Networking
Cronin is a 32-year security industry veteran. As partner at Atrion Networking, his focus is on business and partner relationship development across converging industries and technologies (including security, AV, voice, networking, storage, applications and managed services). Cronin shares his industry insight as a director on the CompTIA, NSCA, IT Careers Foundation Boards and PSA Educational Advisory Council.
Cronin is a columnist for SDM and a contributor to other industry periodicals. He is a frequent presenter at PSA Tec.
Sal D’Agostino, founder and CEO, IDmachines
Salvatore D’Agostino is the founder and CEO of IDmachines LLC, a provider of technical automation product and services including the Eidola platform and tools for security professionals. During the last 30 years, D’Agostino’s customer and project experience includes EZPass and other electronic toll collection systems and numerous industrial supervisory control and data acquisition and automation applications. D’Agostino helped develop and deploy the U.S. Capitol and Pentagon physical security systems and the personal identity verification credential infrastructure for the federal government. D’Agostino and IDmachines have in the past and in an ongoing basis provide identity, credential, access control and intelligent critical infrastructure and applications for global enterprises and governments. IDmachines’ customers include end-users, system integrators and equipment and software suppliers.
D’Agostino is active in the industry and is currently the chairman of the board and president of the IDESG Inc., the public private organization responsible for implementing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in cyberspace.
Dan Dunkel, vice president, Strategic Partners, Eagle Eye Networks Inc.
Dan Dunkel is the vice president, Strategic Partners for Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud-based VMS and access control startup based in Austin, Texas. He brings 30 years of sales experience and business partnerships to driving revenues across strategic channels and multiple industries. Dunkel is the former president of New Era Associates, where his security convergence consulting practice integrated physical security solutions, IT infrastructure deployments, and cybersecurity countermeasures. Dan also wrote a monthly column for SDM Magazine for seven years, promoting integrator sales strategies, and is a current contributing writer for Security Magazine.
Prior to NEA, Dunkel spent 20 years in high technology sales (Enterprise software, storage, networking), where he held vice president sales responsibilities at both Fortune 500 organizations (Nortel Networks), and startup firms (Auspex Systems), establishing $50 million or more revenue operations from the ground up in both organizations. He is a subject matter expert in risk management for the Security Executive Council and a member of the Cyber Security Advisory Board for the Security Industry Association.
Wayne Smith, president, Tech Systems, Inc.
Wayne Smith is president of Tech Systems Inc. In his role, Smith leads this team in providing service-centric and converged security solutions to end users and Fortune 500 companies. He provides clients and prospects with the essential information, technology and training to manage the ever-increasing convergence of logical and physical security solutions. Smith currently holds the following certifications; Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, ASIS Certified Protection Professional, and various Cisco certifications.
Smith has more than 23 years of experience in the IT and security industry. Prior to Tech Systems he spent 13 years with Synovus Financial Corporation and TSYS in Columbus, Ga., where he was director of information security for Total System Services and vice president, facilities technology for Synovus. Before that he was the assistant vice president, security systems manager. Prior to Synovus, Smith was a military police officer with the U.S. Army.
Rodney Thayer, security consultant, Smithee, Spelvin, Agnew and Plinge Inc.
Rodney Thayer is a network security practitioner specializing in physical security systems. His convergence engineering practice focuses on evaluation, specification and successful deployment of network-attached physical security systems. He has a background in software development specializing in network protocols and cryptography. He has written, lectured, hacked and developed standards around networking, cryptography and embedded systems. He has decades of experience in the computer business and has a variety of clients including large end users, manufacturers, designers, and integrators.
Darnell Washington president/CEO, SecureXperts
Washington is responsible for implementing secure integrated physical and logical enterprise infrastructures for federal, state and enterprise commercial environments. He assists government and commercial organizations in redesigning information architectures to incorporate next generation adaptive technologies such cloud computing, virtualized infrastructures and convergent physical and integrated logical security platforms incorporating smart-card technologies, public/private key encryption, biometrics and single-sign on user authentication methodologies to mitigate cybersecurity risks.
He regularly advises the security community at large on insider threat management, such as using structured and independent verification using next generation adaptive methodologies and strategies to identify and mitigate human and environmental threats to information and communication systems. He has served as contract instructor for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Internet investigations and computer forensics, and is currently developing best practices for physical and logical security of federally owned facilities.
David Willson, attorney; risk management and cyber security consultant, Titan Info Security Group
Willson is a 20-year Army veteran and a retired Army JAG officer. He is a licensed attorney in N.Y., Conn., and Colo. His focus is risk management, cyber security, reputation protection and the law. He assists companies seeking to lower the risk of a cyber-incident/breach, reduce and/or eliminate the liability associated with loss or theft of information, and protect their reputation, through risk identification, assessment, management, policies and improving cyber security. He also assists companies with difficult and unique legal/ cybersecurity issues. He holds the CISSP & Security + certifications and has two LLMs in international law and in intellectual property law. In addition to more than eight years of litigation, he provided legal advice in computer network operations, information security and international and operational law, and intelligence oversight, to the DoD, NSA, the Army, various combatant commands, and other agencies, and was the legal advisor to the IOTC, NASS, then JFCC-NW (now CYBERCOM), providing legal advice directly to Gen Hayden and then Gen. Alexander.
Bill Bozeman, president and CEO, PSA Security Network
Bill Bozeman is president and CEO of PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative. PSA integrators are responsible for more than $2 billion of electronic security and life safety installations.
Bozeman has 35 years of experience in the security systems integration business and a successful track record in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He has served as president of Delta Audio-Visual Security, president of Dictograph Alarm Systems Inc. and vice president of strategic alliances for Pinkerton Systems Integration.
Bozeman attended Louisiana State University and graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1975. He also qualified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) with the American Society for Industrial Security. In addition, Mr. Bozeman holds Level III certification in Homeland Security.
Throughout his career, Bozeman has directed sophisticated electronic security projects for corporate America, the U.S. government, and private institutions.
Bozeman is a member of the Security Integration Hall of Fame, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes those individuals whose distinguished careers have helped shape the electronic security industry. Bozeman was recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential Security Executives and received the Paul Marcus award, presented to individuals who provide consistent leadership and direction to the PSA Security Network. In 2013, Bozeman received the George Lippert memorial award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the Security Industry Association.