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William J. Malik    

Vice President, Infrastructure Strategies

William  Malik

Experience: 40+ years

Specialties: Information security architecture, policy, program development, privacy, infrastructure design, IT operations, cloud migration

Education: SecMIT Mathematics

About: Bill helps clients achieve an effective information security posture spanning endpoints, networks, servers, cloud, and the Internet of Things. This process involves technology, policy, organizational design, and procedures and influences the product life cycle from acquisition or development through deployment, operations, maintenance, and replacement, or retirement. Starting as an application developer, Bill moved to OS development at IBM in Poughkeepsie and joined Gartner in 1990 where he ran the Information Security Strategies and Application Integration and Middleware services. He served as CTO of Waveset, an Identity Management provider, prior to its acquisition by Sun.

Favorite quote: “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also” – Carl Jung

Chat with him on Twitter @WilliamMalikTM

Greg Young

Vice President, Cybersecurity

Greg Young

Experience: 30 years in cybersecurity

Specialty: Securing networks, architectures, and data

About: Greg’s focus is enterprise-class security. He is keen on sharing the reality of security in larger organizations and how business can be done securely in those environments. As a research vice president with Gartner for 13 years Greg advised thousands of companies and governments on how to better secure themselves, evaluated and advised hundreds of security vendors, and has seen those same technologies successfully used, abused, put on a shelf, or pushed into a deep hole, never to be spoken of again.

At Gartner he led research for network security, threat trends, data center security, cloud netsec and microsegmentation. He authored more than 20 Magic Quadrants for firewall, IPS, WAF, and UTM, and was Conference Chair for 4 Security Summits. Greg headed several large security consulting practices, was CISO for the Department of Communications, and served as chief security architect for a security product company. He was a commissioned officer in the military police and counterintelligence branch working as a certifier/accreditor at the national authority and received the Confederation Medal from the Governor General of Canada for his work with smart card security.

Greg was named in the “12 Most Powerful Security Companies” and as one of “100 Most Powerful Voices in Worldwide Security.” And, as he mentions too often, Greg was an extra in 2 episodes of Airwolf.

Favorite Quote: “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice” – Anton Chekov

Chat with Greg on Twitter via @OrangeKlaxon and on LinkedIn

Lynette Owens

Global Director, Internet Safety for Kids and Families

Lynette Owens

“A community approach to teaching kids to think critically on their own about what they are saying, doing, and sharing online is more important than ever.”

Experience: 20+ years

Specialty: Internet safety for youth, families, and teachers

Education: M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. Finance, Boston College

About: Lynette Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. The program has a mission of helping kids around the world become great digital citizens. Founded in 2008, the program has reached over 2.8 million students, parents, and teachers in 20 countries.

Lynette regularly speaks, blogs, and works with communities and school districts around the world. She has helped build a global force of hundreds of employee volunteers and a network of collaborations with NGOs, technology companies, schools, government, and law enforcement organizations. The group makes online safety, digital citizenship, and media literacy education a priority for every child.

Lynette is a National Association of Media Literacy Education board member, serves on the advisory committee of the Digital Wellness Lab, and serves on the advisory boards of INHOPE and U.S. Safer Internet Day. Follow Lynette on Twitter.

Favorite quote: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." – William Butler Yeats

Expert in Action

Lynette has spoken with several experts on a variety of topics in our Managing Family Life Online webinar series. The series includes topics such as dealing with screentime challenges, helping kids respond and build resilience to bullying and hate, and supporting kids with autism to use technology in safe and healthy ways.

She also shared advice for teachers on ways they can help defend against ransomware attacks directed toward their schools in TEACH Magazine.

Lynette makes the case for media and digital literacy education in her opinion piece in The Hill, “A post-pandemic wish: teach every child media literacy skills.”

Jon Clay

Vice President, Threat Intelligence

Jon Clay

“The threats today are unique for each victim and laterally move from endpoint to cloud. Organizations need to shift the paradigm of multiple vendors to a single, connected threat defense platform to improve detection and visibility across their network.”

Experience: 25+ years in cybersecurity, 35+ in technology

Specialties: Cyber threat landscape, threat intelligence, advanced detection technologies

Education: B.S. in electrical engineering, emphasis on computer engineering, Michigan State University

About: Jon uses his industry experience to educate and share insights on all Trend Micro externally published threat research and intelligence. He delivers webinars, writes blogs, and engages customers and the general public on the state of cybersecurity around the world.

An accomplished public speaker, Jon has delivered hundreds of speaking sessions globally. He focuses on the threat landscape, cybercriminal undergrounds, the attack lifecycle, and the use of advanced detection technologies in protecting against today’s sophisticated threats.

Within Trend Micro, Jon has held roles as sales engineer, sales engineering manager, training manager, product marketing manager, and director of global threat communications before becoming Vice President, Threat Intelligence.

Jon is a volunteer speaker for our Internet Safety for Kids and Families program. This experience has given him a broad technical background, an understanding of business security requirements, and an excellent understanding of the threat landscape. In his spare time, Jon enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family.

Expert in Action

See Jon’s Monthly Threat webinar series and his weekly roundup blog.

Chat with Jon on Twitter (@jonlclay)

Myla Pilao

Cybersecurity Expert

Jon Clay

Experience: 15+ years in cybersecurity and strategic communication

Specialties: Global communication of threat information, solution delivery

Education: M.B.A., National University, Singapore

About: Myla leads security research communications at TrendLabs, Trend Micro’s Research and Development Center. She heads the division of the company that monitors the security threat landscape, including high-profile attacks, like advanced persistent threats (APTs) and prevalent digital security threats to mobile, cloud, and critical infrastructure.

Myla oversees a team that monitors and manages critical incidents and developments in the threat landscape. She supervises the development of information assets supporting communication plans to broaden understanding of the threat landscape.

Myla contributes technical guidance in nation-building exercises related to the development of strategic cybersecurity frameworks. She’s shared her insights on digital threats and their real-world impact, along with countermeasure strategies for the computing public, in numerous public and media engagements in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Myla is an active supporter of and advocate for the protection of children online. She also supports international movements that work on stopping the online commercial distribution of inappropriate images of children.

David Chow

Chief Technology Strategy Officer

David Chow

Experience: 20+ years

Specialties: Digital transformation, cloud adoption, information security, security operations center, incident response, threat hunting, security governance, risk and compliance, cyber modernization in federal government

Education: M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.S. degree in chemistry from California Polytechnic University

About: David brings over 20 years of experience in the federal government to his role as Chief Technology Strategy officer. His focus includes analyzing, managing, and implementing technologies to assist with building and maintaining a global cybersecurity strategy. Much of his expertise stems from working alongside the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to modernize the agency's mortgage loan systems and mature its cybersecurity program. He served on a number of additional roles within the federal government, including executive and leadership positions at the Department of Transportation and the White House. Prior to joining Trend Micro, David demonstrated success in accelerated digital transformation through secured cloud adoption as the Global SVP on NextGen Solutions at CoreLogic, a FinTech data company. David Chow is on the Advisory Board of George Mason College of Engineering and Computing.

Expert in Action

See David's insights on cloud challenges in the Department of Defense and federal government, and watch his digital modernization talk on YouTube.

Follow him on LinkedIn.