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Our Board

Meet our board of directors driving our mission. 
Abdel Fane

Abdel Sy Fane

CHAIR

Abdel leads security affairs at Grail and holds a Master’s in Cyber Forensics & Security from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He founded the professional group Chicago CyberSecurity to address the increasing demand for accessible cybersecurity education. This initiative evolved into CSNP with the collaboration of other co-founders.
 

At CSNP, Abdel supports all departments, including fund development, growth, and strategic program oversight.

Emily Stamm

Emily Stamm

VICE CHAIR

Emily Stamm has experience in quantum machine learning engineering and consulting, cryptography research and engineering at Allstate, and number theory research with publications. Emily enjoys public speaking on topics in mathematics, cryptography, and quantum computing.

At CSNP, she has acted as many roles including President, Vice President, Outreach Director, and Marketing Director.

Andrea Kim

Andrea Kim

BOARD MEMBER

Andrea is a Cyber Security & Compliance Analyst at Whisker Labs. Andrea co-founded CSNP because she is passionate about increasing accessibility in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity interests include Application Security, Mobile/IoT Security and Malware Analysis. Multi-pet owner and rescue volunteer.

 

At CSNP, she has acted as many roles including Outreach Director, Accessibility Director, and Chicago Outreach Vice President.

Advisors

Meet the experts providing guidance and helping us achieve our goals.
Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster

BOARD ADVISOR

Sarah is a territory sales manager at Palo Alto Networks. Sarah has 10 years of experience working in the security field and the startup community. Her role focuses on growing CSNP's member base, attracting sponsorships, and developing vehicles to allow our international community to collaborate together.

Paul Lanzi

Paul Lanzi

BOARD ADVISOR

Paul is the co-founder and COO of Remediant. He previously managed mobile and web-focused full-stack enterprise software development and UX teams at Genentech, Roche and Gilead Sciences. Paul earned his BS with Honors in Computer Science at UC Davis and has held a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute since 2005.   Through the work of the CSNP, Paul hopes that we can both address the diversity gap in Information Security practitioner population and raise the general level of awareness on privacy and information security topics.

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