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Center for Threat-Informed Defense:
Advisory Council

Strategic Guidance to Change the Game on the Adversary

The Advisory Council provides strategic guidance and executive advocacy in support of the Center’s mission. Advisors apply their executive experience to guide the Center as we evolve our strategy, model, and approach to advancing threat-informed defense. Advisors increase the Center’s impact and support the Center’s growth leveraging their connections and influence.

Council Goals


Focus on visibility, accessibility, and applicability of projects.


Advise on growth strategy and membership goals.


Evolve the business model and shape new programs.


Recommend and Evaluate new Focus areas.


Advisors are senior level executives from the Center’s Founding Participant organizations and Research Partner organizations.

Carl Wright

Carl Wright

Chief Commercial Officer
Founding Research Partner

Brian Carvalho

Brian Carvalho

Head of Cyber Security Architecture & Innovation
Bank of America
Founding Research Partner

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Garrettson Blight

Director of National Cyber Solutions
Booz Allen Hamilton
Founding Research Sponsor

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Elvis Veliz

Global Head of Cloud Security Operations
Founding Research Partner

Joel Spurlock

Joel Spurlock

Vice President, Data Science
Research Partner

Elia Zaitsev

Michael Daniel

President and Chief Executive Officer
Cyber Threat Alliance
Founding Non-Profit

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Derek Manky

Chief Security Strategist & VP Global Threat Intelligence/ Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs
Research Partner

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Syoichi Kanzaki

Senior Expert
Founding Research Sponsor

TJ Bean

TJ Bean

Chief Information Security Officer
HCA Healthcare
Founding Research Partner

Sridhar Muppidi

Sridhar Muppidi

IBM Fellow, VP & CTO
IBM Security
Research Partner

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Shahan Sudusinghe

Global Head of Cybersecurity Monitoring and Response
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Founding Research Partner

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Derek Whigham

Chief Product Owner, Chief Security Office
Lloyds Banking Group
Research Partner

Karthik Selvaraj

Karthik Selvaraj

Partner Director Security Researcher
Founding Research Partner

Otto Martin

Dr. Martin Otto

Head of Cybersecurity Research Group
Siemens AG
Founding Research Sponsor

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Alex Pinto

Associate Director, Security Research – DBIR
Verizon Business
Research Partner