Meet the President

Professional Advisory Board Membership & Bios

Deatrice Bailey Rotimi, PhD is a cybersecurity professional who works as a security consultant providing subject matter expertise while supporting information systems for the Department of Homeland Security. She is a Project Manager at SE Solutions and serves as a mentor to junior staff ensuring that they have a firm grasp of the security process as they work through Assessments and Authorization of information systems.  Prior to becoming a security consultant, Dr. Rotimi worked to improve the security posture for the health research center and university where she worked hard to educate and put security practices in place to be help these organization cope with the changing security landscape

Dr. Rotimi has a master's degree in education from Loyola University Chicago and is a board certified teacher. Although she no longer teach, she uses these skills to help navigate the cybersecurity  environment to help achieve and maintain cybersecurity baselines for systems.  Dr. Rotimi has a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems with emphases in programming and system analysis  from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS.  Whenever possible, Dr. Rotimi follows her Girl Scout values and tries to leave every place better than she found it.

She enjoys crafting and reading in her spare time. She and her husband, Charles are the parents to four adult children.

Certifications: CISSP, NSA 4011, 4012

A.J. Adade is a Cyber Security professional with a broad base of experiences and education/certification. He is recently focused on Security Operations; more specifically identifying methods to align people, process, and technology to solve complex organizational challenges. A.J. typically wear multiple hats within his organization ranging from Project Manager to Technician and enjoys the challenge of being a “Security Advocate” within his organization. As a “Security Advocate”, A.J. works to raise the level of cyber security awareness both within and outside of his organization. A.J. has a good analytical, technical, and communications skills with expertise in Information Assurance (IA), Certification & Accreditation (C&A), Risk Assessments, Vulnerability Management, Risk Management, and Project Management. Mr. Adade earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security from American Sentinel University in Aurora, Colorado and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management from Capella University in Minneapolis.

Mark Abramson has spent over 20 years applying technology fundamentals to the successful implementation of business solutions working as a technology expert in the area of systems design, software architecture, and data analysis. His professional experience has led to a career of Investigative Data Mining, which includes activities for security and criminal detection, Patent and Claims Analysis, Prior Art Searches, and Expert Witness in computer litigation. Mark has participated in over 35 major cases including one of the largest and longest computer software action cases in the industry. Mr. Abramson has worked with Attorneys, Courts and Corporations across the country. His clients have included major legal firms, governmental agencies as well as many smaller companies and the courts. Mark has provided expert witness testimony in both state and federal courts. His knowledge and experience also include Data Recovery Services. This encompasses high-level electronic discovery and recovery for litigation and forensics, including computer forensics, expert testimony, email recovery and tape recovery. He has been in the computer technology industry since 1981 and has successfully worked with many Law Firms, Fraud Examiners, CPA Firms, Special Courts and Fortune 500 and 1000 enterprises.

Mr. Abramson has been directly responsible for the prevention of IP theft, thereby saving corporations millions of dollars in lost revenue. This prevention of IP theft led to a legal case involving a very large software company. The expert services provide to this client introduced evidence that identified the original source of Prior Art language found in their most valued patents. Mark Abramson has published many white papers on data analysis and data forensics and authored articles and legal briefings on the area of computer forensics. He has been invited to edit some of the leading publications on the area of Investigative Data Analysis and authored several technology related patents. Mr. Abramson is a noted speaker and lecturer having addressed many industry organizations on the topic of Enterprise Data and Systems Analysis. As a respected Data Forensics Specialist in the legal community he has presented Data Analysis concepts at some of the largest corporations in the country, including DuPont, Oracle, Blockbuster and JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Abramson holds an Associates Degree in Applied Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York, a J.D. in Patent Law from Concord Law School and a Master of Science from the University of Houston.

Bruce Morton currently serves as Director, Business Development and Sr. Capture Manager at ManTech International. Previously he was Sr. Manager, Capture Excellence at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services. He has held prior positions as Principal Consultant at Lohfeld Consulting Group; Vice President, Capture Management at CACI; Director, Corporate Capture Management at Titan Corporation; Sr. Manager DoD Business Development at Lockheed Martin Information Technology; Director, Government Business Development at Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications; Manager of Business Development at Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems; Manager of Strategic Planning at Lockheed Martin and Rockwell International; and Spacecraft System Design Engineer at General Electric (GE Aerospace). He has authored and presented numerous conference presentations and proprietary papers with recent topics including Information Security, Information Warfare, Data Mining, and High Performance Computing. Mr. Morton has been the recipient of several awards, including Pioneer in Space Reconnaissance and Recovery from the National Reconnaissance Office. Mr. Morton holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from New York University.

Ken Stavinoha, Ph.D serves as a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, leading FedRAMP and FISMA authorization strategy and collaborating with Cisco business units, public sector teams, sales, partners, and customers. Cisco's Security and Trust Organization is responsible for designing, implementing, testing, and certification on Cisco products as required by global governments and enterprises worldwide. Dr. Stavinoha collaborates with the NIST cloud computing security and cloud forensics science working groups on the Cloud-adapted Risk Management Framework (CRMF) and the identification and preservation of evidence in cloud architectures.

As a former IT auditor performing both regulatory and non-regulatory audits, Dr. Stavinoha has experience in gap analysis, controls evaluation, controls testing, and remediation. He has authored or co-authored five assessment tools, including the Application Privacy Assessment - which is a free download on Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing website. Dr. Stavinoha has a Ph.D. in Information Assurance Policy from the University of Fairfax and has the CISSP-ISSAP-ISSMP, CIPP, CRISC, and NSA 4011/4012 certifications



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