Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Our Cybersecurity Advisory Board is its principle sounding board for the vision and direction of the initiative, including its platform, priorities and activities. The Advisory Board represents executives from a range of industries, all of whom bring years of experience in cybersecurity.

Chris Finan
Larry Rohrbough
Dave Wennergren
Michael Kaiser
Randi Parker

Not pictured:

Thomas Borton, San Francisco International Airport

Fernanda Carapinha, 4Digital, Inc.

John Gutierrez, Comcast Corporation

Subramanian Kumaraswamy, VISA

Nish Malik, San Francisco State University

Suneel Sundar, MITRE Corporation


Michael Borohovski, or “Borski,” is the CTO and Co-Founder of Tinfoil Security, a startup in Silicon Valley that provides cybersecurity for developers and DevOps. Tinfoil empowers developers to find and fix security vulnerabilities as a part of the development process, rather than as an afterthought. 

Borski pursued an interest in computer security at a very early age, writing his first exploit when he was 13 years old, and has been involved in the industry ever since. At Tinfoil, Borski is responsible mainly for ensuring the product remains the best-in-class web application and API security solution on the market, and also has a heavy hand in recruiting, PR, and enterprise sales.

Previously, Michael worked in the DC area doing “offensive software security for the intelligence community,” responsible for vulnerability discovery and exploit development. Borski has also worked in at companies such as Apple, Mandiant, Morgan Stanley, and KBC Financial Products.

CHRIS FINAN, Manifold Technology

Chris Finan is CEO and Co-Founder of Manifold Technology, a Silicon Valley-based startup that provides a private blockchain platform for compliant asset liquidity. Chris previously led business development for Impermium, a cybersecurity startup that was acquired by Google. Prior to that, Chris was the Product Director for Plan X, a Department of Defense cyber warfare research and development program at DARPA.

Chris previously served in the Obama Administration as the Director for Cybersecurity Legislation and Policy on the National
Security Council staff in the White House. Chris began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and intelligence officer, including a tour in Iraq where he worked as an intelligence officer and counterterrorism liaison to the
Iraqi government. 

At Manifold, Chris has focused on building a world-class team, and bringing the Manifold Liquidity Platform to market to give enterprises a more efficient means of conducting transactions and providing next-generation financial services to their customers.

BATYA FORSYTH, Hanson Bridgett

Batya's banking and business litigation practice includes bank customer disputes related to secured and unsecured loan products, deposit accounts and collections and business disputes on behalf of owners, licensors, and service providers related to breach of contract, fiduciary duty and fraud. Her business-owner matters have also included minority shareholder dissolution actions, dissenter's rights actions, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud from the initial stages of litigation through fair value appraisals and buy-outs in real estate, manufacturing and transportation. Batya's real estate litigation experience includes commercial leases, eminent domain proceedings and purchase and sale transactions.

MICHAEL KAISER, National Cyber Security Alliance

Michael Kaiser joined the National Cyber Security Alliance in 2008. As NCSA’s chief executive, Mr. Kaiser engages diverse constituencies—business, government, other non-profit organizations—in NCSA’s broad public education and outreach efforts to promote a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. Mr. Kaiser leads NCSA in several major awareness initiatives, including National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) and STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global online safety awareness and education campaign. NCSA builds efforts through public-private partnerships that address cybersecurity and privacy issues for a wide array of target audiences, including individuals, families and the education and business communities.

KEVIN KIRST, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Kevin is a Director within PwC’s San Francisco Forensic Technology practice Kevin specializes in Cyber Security and Breach Response with focus in incident response, computer forensics, and eDiscovery. Kevin has expansive experience in cyber security, cyber operations, threat intelligence, and forensic investigations. 

Kevin’s previous experience includes Forensic Technology leader for PwC Switzerland where he was responsible for building the Cyber Security Services practice.  Kevin’s responsibilities also included building capabilities and serving clients across Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  Kevin previous work experience includes Booze Allen Hamilton, KPMG and the United States Military.

Kevin served as a Signal Officer in the US Army in the Pacific where he witnessed the transformation from traditional communication operations to cyber operations.  While in service Kevin had the opportunity to work with joint service commands and intelligence community namely the United States Pacific Command (PACOM), and the United States Cyber Command (CYBERCOM).  

PAUL KURTZ, TruSTAR Technology

Paul Kurtz is the CEO and Co-Founder of TruSTAR Technology. Prior to TruSTAR, Paul was the CISO and chief strategy officer for CyberPoint International LLC where he built the US government and international business verticals. Prior to CyberPoint, Paul was the managing partner of Good Harbor Consulting.

Paul was also the founder and executive director of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance and worked closely to bridge the gap between commercial companies and the US government to share information and raise cybersecurity awareness.

Prior to his work in the non-profit and commercial sector, Paul held senior positions with the U.S. Government including special assistant to the President and senior director for critical infrastructure protection on the White House's Homeland Security Council (HSC). He joined the HSC from the National Security Council (NSC) where he was both senior director for national security in the Office of Cyberspace Security and a member of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board.


Randi Parker focuses on cybersecurity as well as workforce development issues including IT and cybersecurity job training and certification,immigration reform and STEM education priorities. She advocates on behalf of the IT industry to members of Congress, the Executive Branch and government agencies. Ms. Parker serves on the Executive Committee for the IT-Sector Coordinating Council and is the Vice-Chair of the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative. 

Prior to joining CompTIA, Parker served as director of counsel of federal government relations for TechAmerica, before it was acquired by CompTIA. In this role, Parker was responsible for issues related to cybersecurity, immigration, smart grid, and STEM education. She managed various association committees while actively lobbying on Capitol Hill.

Parker began her career in Washington as legislative counsel to Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ). She was the Congressman’s lead staffer on the Energy & Commerce Committee’s Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee, as well as the office attorney. In addition, she was responsible for judiciary, immigration, national security, and foreign relations issues. Parker graduated cum laude from American University and holds a law degree from New York Law School.


Larry Rohrbough is the Executive Director of TRUST. Prior to joining TRUST, Mr. Rohrbough was ESCHER Research Institute's Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Rohrbough has over 20 years of experience in software engineering, technology consulting, program management, and business development for commercial, military, and government customers. Mr. Rohrbough has particular expertise in the Telecommunications and Department of Defense industries, Science and Technology research and development initiatives, and large-scale Operations Support System (OSS) development, deployment, and support.

Prior to joining ESCHER, Mr. Rohrbough held technical and management positions with CACI International, Accenture, and Delex Systems. At CACI International, Mr. Rohrbough provided technical program management support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In this role, Mr. Rohrbough managed the day-to-day activities of multiple research and development programs valued at more than $100M. Mr. Rohrbough provided domain expertise and technical analysis in the areas of wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, and complex, software-intensive systems. Mr. Rohrbough helped DARPA launch new research and development programs and supported the successful transition of DARPA-funded technology to the Department of Defense and commercial companies.

Prior to that, Mr. Rohrbough was a manager with Accenture leading major engagements for communications and high-tech clients. At Accenture, Mr. Rohrbough led development and release management teams through full life-cycle implementation of large-scale billing, customer care, and order management systems, developed and implemented release management and software configuration management procedures and tools, and performed day-to-day management and client facing activities for multiple engagements. Prior to that, Mr. Rohrbough was a software engineer with Delex Systems. At Delex, Mr. Rohrbough developed sophisticated, computer-based weapons training systems for the U.S. military and foreign governments, researched, designed, and developed modeling algorithms to support multiple DoD weapon systems, implemented weapon training systems at customer sites, and conducted system administrator and end user training sessions.

Mr. Rohrbough holds a B.S. in Systems Analysis from Miami University and an M.S. in Software Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

DAVE WENNERGREN, Professional Services Council

David M. Wennergren is Executive Vice President, Operations &Technology at the Professional Services Council, the principal national trade association of the government technology and professional services industry. He has extensive leadership experience in information technology and change management and has served in a number of senior positions, most recently in the private sector as a Vice President at CACI International Inc., and prior to that, across the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal government, including DoD Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management, Integration and Technology/Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer and Vice Chair of the U.S. Government’s Federal CIO Council. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.