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About Cyber Future Foundation

Cyber Future Foundation was established to create a brighter and trusted future for cyberspace where digital commerce and innovation can thrive based on trust and respect to individual privacy.
The impetus for the creation of CFF was born from the flurry of cyber incidents that has left a trail of compromised public, private, and corporate security parameters across the globe. With a majority of organizations and individuals accepting the fact that they have had a data breach, global leaders from different spheres of society, such as those of us associated with CFF, saw an urgent need to provide a collective action focused on addressing the challenges of cyberspace in the form of a leadership platform.
The urgency is now, the need is now, and the global requirement for privacy, respect, and trust in cyberspace has never been greater. CFF is a movement toward a brighter future for cyberspace, and all we do in it!

Our Vision

To be the preeminent leadership organization for international collaboration on trusted cyber, through fostering international cooperation towards digital enablement and connectedness beyond boundaries, while preserving the distinct regional and societal norms, ethos and identities, with respect to human liberty, equality and justice.

Our Mission

To provide a collaborative platform for industry, public agencies, academia and civil society towards building a more trusted and secure cyber space at a global level. CFF provides a leadership forum for sharing ideas at the highest level and a platform for converting them to action.

CFF strives to tap into the collective innovation of the commercial domain, motivation and passion to serve respective communities from the public service agencies, quest for knowledge and research in the academic space, and unwavering human spirit of civil societies to engage in a multi stakeholder collaborative process to address the challenges and hone the potential of cyber space.

CFF executes its mission through the CFF Executive Council, Board of Directors, Advisory Council, various constituent and member organizations.

☑ Cyber Future Council

Cyber Future Council (the Council) is the apex representative body of Cyber Future Foundation, including the Founding Principals, the CFF Board of Directors and the CFF Executive Council. The Council is Chaired by Founder & Chairman Valmiki Mukherjee and representatives from the leadership at the constituent bodies within CFF. The Council members are nominated, recommended and inducted into the Council by the Founding Principals Committee. The members of The Council individually and collectively serve as the stewards of the vision and mission of the Foundation and promote global cyber trust and leadership.

☑ Cyber Future Institute

Cyber Future Institute (the Institute) has the mission to spearhead research and development in terms of both academic/scientific research as well as industrial application at a commercial scale in cyber innovation. The Institute aims to serve as the connecting body of knowledge for the fragmented security world. The Institute engages with various faculties and institutions across the world in building a collective body of research and knowledge for cyber. Over a period of time the Institute aims to build frameworks of curriculums for Cyber Education at every level, and support the adoption and rollout of these through the global educational network with the assistance of academic partners at a regional, national and international levels. The Institute’s goal is to serve as an enabling body for the educational institutions at all levels and add to the collective growth of cyber knowledge from entry level cyber workforce to the executive leadership.

☑ Cyber Future Consortium

Cyber Future Consortium (the Consortium) performs as an international, independent not-for-profit consortium of those engaged in the professional and practice of commercial cybersecurity. The consortium’s mission is to build and promote a global cybersecurity commercial ecosystem, which will be able to establish cyber security guidance and best practices as the cyberspace gets equipped to provide a safe and secure space for cyber commerce in an increasingly digital world.
The consortium also analyses the economics of cyber ecosystem in terms of investment in cyber startups, the success of the cyber startups, the effectiveness of their technologies in meeting the needs of the cyber security industry, their business success and tracks the overall success of the investments in cybersecurity technology.

☑ Cyber Future Society

The Cyber Future Society (The Society) is the grassroots organization of Cyber Future Foundation and aims at engaging the cyber consumer, citizen and corporate person in every individual towards safe cyber practices. The Society has multiple initiatives as it shapes up the cyber engagement of general population and civil society. This include the Cyber Peace Initiative, the CFF Youth Programs and Cyber Hygiene Program, across a number of local and regional partnership through involvement with communities and engaging them in a broader cyber discussion.

Cyber Peace Initiative (CPI) serves as a counterpoint to the negative connotations of cyber space, and work towards building a positive and peaceful environment where people of the world can collaborate and thrive. Cyber Peace Initiative also entrusts itself the responsibility of corralling support for a trusted and safe cyberspace which could be fruitfully used for dissemination of knowledge, participation for global commerce, integration of cyber infrastructure to the physical infrastructure. CPI in partnership with various international agencies seeks to develop and promote frameworks for maintainig law and order in a borderless cyberworld.

Our Goals

CFF 3P Program supported by the Inter Agency Advisory Forum and the CFF Cyber Future Institute Research

Our Goals

CFF established its first Five Year Plan outlining the high level goals for the organization in the period 2016-2020 with annual milestones defined for each year. This culminates in developing a ‘Global Trusted Cyber Future Platform’ by year 2020.

Our Organizational Model

CFF operates through a collaborative organizational model where the various organizational entities and constituents operate collectively under the overall operating responsibility of the CFF Founding Principals.

Comprises of the CFF Founding Principals and the nominated members of the Principals Committee.

The CFF Board of Directors

Nominated members of the Principals Committee are the independent board members that form the operating board of the organization.

The CFF Advisory Council

Comprises of the non operating advisors who guide CFF on various matters and initiatives coming from across a broad spectrum of cyberdomain.

CFF Scholars

The CFF Fellows, Scholars and Honorees are a group of CFF recognized prominent luminaries with direct contributions to the CFF community.

Talent Ecosystem

Our People

CFF is supported by some of the most prominent leaders in cybersecurity industry who actively participate across various CFF initiatives in various capacities. The Principal Committee and the Board works with a number of leaders across the advisory council, various committees to carry out the CFF programs.
Valmiki ‘Val’ Mukherjee
Chairman & Founder, CFF
Globally renowned visionary leader and cyber industry executive
Dave Marwell
Vice Chairman, CFF
Financial Sector Executive with 30+ years of Law enforcement experience
Harold Collum
Co-Founder, Executive Director, CFF
CEO, US Data Mining, Infraguard, ISSA, Executive Advisor
Shaun Khalfan
CISO, Discover Financials
Director, Cyber Future Consortium
Leader, CFF Washington DC Region
Malcolm Harkins
Chief Security Officer at Epiphany Systems
Career F-500 CISO
CFF Commission Member
Shawn Tuma
Cyber Future Council, CFF
Partner, Spencer Fane LLP
Renowned Cybersecurity Attorney
Adm. (Ret.) Patrick Walsh
Managing Partner, North Start Advisors
Cyber Future Council
59th Commander of Pacific Fleet
Tony Spinelli
Executive Advisor & Board Member
2019 Summit Co-Chair, CISO, Board and Executive Leadership Expert
Security Strategist, Executive Advisor, Board Member
Bob Seeman
CEO, CyberCurb
Serial Entrepreneur, CFF Advisory Council, Canada West Leader
George Finney
Cyber organizational leadership, cybersecurity in education sector
Norma Krayem
VP, Cyber, Privacy, Digital Innovation, Von Scoyoc Associates
Cyber policy, regulation and international frameworks
David Cass
Vice President – Cyber & IT Risk
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Supervision Group
MJ Vaidya
Partner, EY
Digital Security Strategist, CISO, Professor, Speaker
Sri Puthucode
Sr. Executive, Global Go to Market, Palo Alto Netwotks
Advisor, Cybersecurity Innovation Program
James Carpenter
Cybersecurity and Risk Management Executive in Healthcare sector
Alfredo Ronchi
Associate Professor, Politecnico Milano
General Secretary, EC-MEDICI
CFF Leader in Italy
Dr. Gary Lacefield
Assistant Professor, Tarleton State
International mediation, arbitration, cyber law expert
Richard Rushing
CISO, Motorola Mobility
Seasoned security executive with 25+ years in corporate risk management
Jyothi Charyulu
Director, Software Application Security, Fidelity
Enterprise Application Security Leader, Motivational Speaker
Tony Cole
CTO, Attivo Networks
NASA Advisory Council, Member NACD, (ISC)� Board of Directors (Scheduling)
Amy Brachio
Partner, EY
Alumni 2018
Lin Lu
SVP & Enterprise Operational Risk Officer, FreddieMac
Alumni 2018
Toba Hellerstein
CEO, Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Alumni 2018
Matt King
Director, SAFE Biopharma Association
Alumni 2018
Robert Rodriguez
Chairman & Founder, SINET
Rick Howard
CSO, Palo Alto Networks
Alumni 2016
John Scimone
CSO, Dell Technologies
Security Organization, Future of Cyber and Board Communication
Dr. Diana Burley
Vice Provost for Research, American University
Educationist, Administrator and Researcher. Cybersecurity JTF Leader
Eric Lankford
K12 Six, Global Resiliency Federation
Cyber security capacity enhancement initiative in K-12, ISD ISAO
John South
Consultant FS-ISAC
Former CSO, C-Suite Communication, Financial Sector Expert
Norm Willox
Managing Partner, Bluewater International
Former CEO, Lexis-Nexis Federal, Management Executive
Vishwas Manral
Founder & CEO at NanoSec
Technology innovator
Dr. Ram Dantu
Professor, Computer Science, UNT
Cyber education, research, NSA COE Education & research center
Dr. Pavan Duggal
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Global Cyberlaw Expert
CFF India Leader
Robert Coles
Seasoned F500 CISO
CFF Leader in UK
Dr. Nasir Memon
Professor, NYU
Associate Dean for Online Learning, Cyber capacity building expert
Shamoil Shipchandler
Partner, Jones Day
Former regional director of Securities Exchange Commission, Fort Worth
Candy Heath
AUSA, Lead Cyber Attorney, NDTX
National Security, Cyber crime, Money Laundering Section
Richard Roper
Partner, Thompson & Knight
Alumni 2018
Debbie Eng
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
Alumni 2016
Richard Faulkner
Former Trial Judge, TX, LA Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator BFS Law Group
Alumni 2018
Richard Murray
Supervisory Special Agent, Cyber Taskforce
FBI, Dallas
Alumni 2017
Les Clonch
Alumni 2018
Paul Raines
Advisor, CFF Advisory Council
Edna Conway
VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Azure
Product Security, Third Party Risk, Board Advisor
Peter Vogel
Of Counsel, Foley Gardere
Cyber arbitration, e-Discovery, intellectual property protection
Nagaraj Deevi
Executive Advisor, Cyber Risk Expert
Senior Exec in Financial Services, Risk, Regulatory, Digital, Analytics Expert
Dr. Larry Ponemon
Chairman and Founder, Ponemon Institute
Cybersecurty industry luminary, data breach researcher, cyber economics
Anil Erla
Chief Data Officer, Kimberly-Clark
Former Visa Chief Data Executive with extensive cybersecurity experience
Danil Kerimi
Head of AWS Institute Network

Jeff Shaffer
VP, Engagement Management, Stroz Friedberg
Law enforcement executive, seasoned in complex forensic investigations
Sascha Maier
Head of IT & Information Security
Cyber Professional Training & education CFF Leader of Swiss Region
Minna LeVine
CEO SMART Community Exchange
Executive with international program experience in Smart cities initiatives
Larry Clinton
President & CEO, Internet Security Alliance
Cyber policy, global cyber standards, cyber legislation development
Dr. Sukumaran Nair
Professor, SMU
Director AT&T Center for Virtualization
Bryan Hurd
VP, Stroz Friedberg
Fmr. Director Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Founder NCIS Cyber Program
Jeremy Wiltz
Assistant Director, IT Enterprise Services Division, FBI
Alumni 2018
Paola Saibene
CIO, American Heart Association
Former Director, CFF Consortium
Clyde Siebman
Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Alumni 2018
Camelia Lopez
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Texas
Alumni 2017, 2018
Pete Sessions
Former US Congressman
Cyber Futurist 2017
Mollie Shields-Uehling
CEO (Retired), SAFE Bio-Pharma
Past Board of Director, CFF
Andrea Bonime-Blanc
CEO, GEC Risk Advisory
Cyber ethics, governance and risk management
Siobhan MacDermott
Global Managing Partner, Tata Consultancy Services
Global public policy, cyber peace and cybersecurity expert
Denise Anderson
President, HealthISAC
Chair of the National Council of ISACs (NCI), International ISAC Exec Expert
Jeff Davis
Global Leader for Innovation, Blackberry
Cyber innovation in connected vehicle ecosystem
Mukta Pandit
President, Safal Partners, CyJobs
Workforce development and education systems entrepreneur
Honbl. Lyndon Olson Jr
Chairman, BoD, TXSRHC
CFF Executive Council
Dave Willox
Managing Partner, Blue Water International
Executive leader in new media, emerging tech, and biz operations
Hans Wilhelm-Dunn
President, Cyber-Security Council of Germany
Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Advisor
Peter Deans
Former CRO, Bank of Queensland
Global Cyber Risk Leader
CFF Leader in Australia
Tom Patterson
Fellow, Unisys
Future of Cybersecurity, Cyber Moonshot, Innovation
Mary Chaney
Mary N Chaney Law
Cyber security, privacy and risk management Attorney
Peter Gouldmann
CRO, US Dept. of State
Risk Executive driving transformative change at scale
Induprakas Keri
VP, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies, Intuit
Alumni 2018
Michael Daugherty
Alumni 2018
Late Cindy Donaldson
President, Global Resilience Federation
Former VP of FS-ISAC
Alumni 2018
Viv Gergian
Managing Director, K2 University
Alumni 2018
Allyn Lynd
Former Special Agent, FBI
Alumni 2018
Ryan Spelman
Sr. Director, CIS
Alumni 2017

Our People

CFF is supported by some of the most prominent leaders in cybersecurity industry who actively participate across various CFF initiatives in various capacities. The Principal Committee and the Board works with a number of leaders across the advisory council, various committees to carry out the CFF programs.

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