STEPHEN COBB, CISSP
PO Box 2 Roseboom New York 13450
Tel: 607-264-9508 Cell: 904-377-5528 Fax: 775-256-9558
Email: scobb@scobb.net

SUMMARY

EDUCATION

CAREER DETAILS

July 2008-Present: Evangelist, Monetate
My role is to Increase awareness and understanding of new software products from Monetate, a startup dedicated to enhancing the Internet for businesses and consumers. Monetate software can dramatically improve revenue and ROI for online retail operations by streamlining the process of building and tracking promotional offers that are individually tailored to customer buying patterns, geography, and other demographics.

February 2005-June 2008: Self-employed
Helped companies and government agencies improve their information security and data privacy practices. Typical engagement was to review information security strategy for Britain's largest employer and provide assessment of emerging risks. Chaired an information security conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2007. Featured speaker at Interop Moscow, 2006. Created a Master's level degree course in Business Continuity Management for Norwich University. See profile and recommendations at LinkedIn.

May-January, 2005: Chief Security Executive, STSN/iBAHN
Working with the CIO and SVP of Marketing, led a project to evangelize the superior security and resilience of iBAHN data communication services in hotels and other venues. Conducted awareness-building seminars in several countries and represented the company at conferences. (iBAHN is now the world's largest supplier of secure, resilient broadband services to the hospitality and exhibition sector.)

December 2002-January 2004: Product Manager, ContingenZ
Helped develop an automated, self-contained incident management software application designed to provide business backup (training and disaster recovery documentation) for SMEs as well as business units within larger firms.

September 2001-December 2003: Senior V.P. of Research and Education at ePrivacy Group
Developed and delivered business-centric privacy training and consulting to Global 1000 companies. Evangelized privacy best practices to the information security community. Provided privacy and security guidance to the emerging profession of privacy officer. Led team that created privacy and security training taken by all Microsoft MSN employees. Helped shape landmark US Federal Trade Commission response to security and privacy breaches. Evangelized the emerging ISO17799 standard to clients and advised on compliance issues from GLB to HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley. Developed anti-spam and anti-phishing products and services and was co-creator of groundbreaking SpamSquelcher and TurnTide network security technology acquired by Symantec in 2004 (now widely deployed in Symantec security appliances). Lead author of the Trusted Email Open Standard, downloads of exceeded 30,000 in the first year it was published.

1999-September 2001: Director of Research and Education, Rainbow Technologies (now SafeNet)
Advised Global 1000 companies and government agencies on information system security through industry publications, conference appearances, seminars, and billable consulting engagements. Led teams that delivered online security awareness training to more than 10,000 AT&T employees and quarterly security training days to all employees of the company that runs the New York Stock Exchange computer systems.

1997-1999: Director of Research and Education, InfoSec Labs, Inc.
One of four principals who built an IT security consulting practice with an industry-wide reputation for technical leadership and professional integrity. Clients included Sprint, Edward Jones, NRO, and Avery-Dennison. Projects included network identity management review and enterprise encryption software assessment. Led team that created and delivered UNIX and Windows NT security training to AT&T sysadmins. Helped negotiate merger with publicly-traded Rainbow Technologies (later acquired by SafeNet, NASDAQ:SFNT).

1995-97: Director of Special Projects, NCSA (now ICSA Labs)
Evangelized the benefits of certifying anti-virus software and firewalls to enterprises and government agencies. Assessed security exposure for client companies in current and proposed information systems. Assignments included lead consultant on a multi-million dollar medical data system for a $16 billion company. Client made major changes based on my analysis. Worked with industry media to increase corporate and consumer awareness and understanding of information security.

EARLY WORK

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Have chaired or presented at more than 40 security and privacy conferences and seminars in more than 10 countries. For example, chaired an information security conference in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 and was a featured speaker at Interop Moscow, 2006.

OTHER INTERESTS: Independent film (produced an award-winning independent documentary about the history of civil rights in America ). Also enjoy kayaking, travel, and promoting accessible technology (supporter of One Laptop Per Child), and affordable housing (Habitat for Humanity President's Circle).