ISSA Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Joel M. Weise
Board Chairman - Silicon Valley Chapter
Joel Weise has worked in the field of information security for over 30 years. As the Principal Engineer and Chief Technologist for Oracle, he leads the design, architecture, and engineering efforts of system and application security solutions for a range of different enterprises. Joel is also a leading expert on legal and regulatory issues as they relate to information security. Joel is a founding member of the ISSA, the chairman of the ISSA Journal Editorial Advisory Board, and a member of and Subject Matter Expert for the American Bar Association Science and Technology working committee. His current research work is focused on the elaboration of adaptive security, complex adaptive systems, security governance, and security maturity modeling.
Board Member - Silicon Valley Chapter
Mike Ahmadi is Vice President of Operations and co-owner of GraniteKey LLC, which is a consulting firm specializing in embedded systems security, secure mobile application development, security regulatory consulting, and security business development. Mike is currently serving on the Privacy and Security Advisory Board Security Steering Committee for the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII PSAB). In addition, Mike is also serving on the NIST AMI and NIST Testing and Certification sub-groups under the NIST Cyber Security Working Groups (CSWG), as well as the Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group (DHS ICSJWG), and the UCAIUG OpenSG working groups. Mike's interest in security began over a decade ago when, as a system administrator, he noticed suspicious network activity, and discovered how creative attackers could be. Since then, Mike has been deeply involved in both understanding security issues and how the issues impact the people and organizations the issues affect, with an emphasis on understanding the business implications surrounding security related issues.
Michael R. Grimalia
Board Member– Dayton Chapter
Michael Russell Grimaila (BS, MS, PhD, Texas A&M University) is an associate professor in the Systems and Engineering Management department, member of the Center for Cyberspace Research (CCR), and a visiting fellow in the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering (CSE) at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He has been involved in information security since 1985 and currently holds CISSP, CISM, and NSA IAM/IEM certifications. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of communication, computer and network security, database, information assurance and security, information warfare, and mission assurance. Michael has served as an Editorial Advisory Board member of the ISSA Journal since 2003 and has consulted for numerous organizations. His professional society memberships include the ACM, IRMA, ISACA, (ISC)2, ISSA, ISSEA, NDIA, and he is a senior member of the IEEE.
Board Member - North Texas Chapter
John Jordan, CISSP, has over 12 years experience in information security at Texas Instruments. As an Information Security Architect, he is responsible for the identity management, data protection, authentication, and authorization strategies and practices. John also works closely with TI’s internal business units on such issues as data protection and risk management practices, regulatory compliance, and export control. Previously, he led an information security development team and spent two years as TI’s IT Security Manager. John is an active member of ISSA North Texas Chapter and a member of the ISSA Journal Editorial Advisory Board.
Board Member - Raleigh Chapter
Mollie Krehnke, CISSP, CAP, CHS-II, IAM, is a senior information security consultant residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has worked for over 20 years in the information security field in the assessment and implementation of information security technologies, policies, practices, procedures, and protection mechanisms in support of organizational objectives for numerous federal agencies, government contractors, and private organizations. Mollie has contributed various chapters to the (ISC)2 Information Security Management Handbook, was one of eight individuals who restarted the ISSA Raleigh Chapter, and has served on the EAB since its inception.
Board Member - St. Louis Chapter
Joe Malec is a security analyst with St. Louis-based Edward Jones and has over 12 years of experience in information technology. At Edward Jones he focuses on privacy issues, managing security incidents, and risk assessments. Prior to that, he spent eight years with Enterprise Rent-A-Car where he served multiple roles including security compliance, awareness, as well as led middleware support initiatives and third-party software implementations. Joe speaks at conferences and has appeared on TV and radio to discuss IT security issues. He has published multiple articles on topics including compliance, privacy, and ethics in IT security and has co-authored a monthly column in the ISSA Journal. Joe is the current ISSA St. Louis Chapter president and has also served on the ISSA International Ethics Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri- Columbia School of Business.
Donn B. Parker
Board Member - Silicon Valley Chapter
Donn B. Parker – retired, CISSP, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery – has specialized in information security consulting for many of the largest corporations and engaged in computer crime research at SRI International for 35 of his 50 years in the computer field. He has written numerous books, papers, articles, and reports in his specialty based on interviews of more than 200 computer criminals and security reviews of 250 large corporations. His sixth book, Fighting Computer Crime, a New Framework for Protecting Information, was published 1998. Donn wrote the computer security and computer crime articles for Computer Science, Encarta, Grolier, and Britannica Encyclopedias and has lectured worldwide.Donn received the 1992 ISSA Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement, the 1994 National Computer System Security Award from U.S. NIST/NCSC, The Aerospace Computer Security Associates 1994 Distinguished Lecturer award, and The MIS Training Institute Infosecurity News 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Information Security Magazine identified him as one of the five top Infosecurity Pioneers (1999). The ISSA inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2000, and he was inducted into the SRI International Alumni Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2003, (ISC)2presented him with the Harold F. Tipton lifetime achievement award in recognition of his sustained excellence throughout his Information Security career and his contributions to the industry and support of (ISC)2.
Branden R. Williams
Board Member - North Texas Chapter
Branden has over fifteen years of experience in technology and information security with a background in the majority of the technologies driving today’s businesses. His first years were spent working with education institutions and ISPs to secure their infrastructures. He then co-founded an IT consulting business that was later sold to a venture capitalist. He continued working with several of their portfolio companies to enable the growth of their business, while securing the enterprise. From digging into technical requirements of various solutions to recommending compensating controls for compliance, he has helped save companies over $250 million. Branden has extensive experience in Linux, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows (2K/2003) server platforms, and further experience in other operating systems including Mainframe (z/ OS), BSDI, HP/UX, AIX, and OS X. Branden is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Dallas’s Graduate School of Management, where he teaches in their NSA Certified Information Assurance program.