The culmination of the MS CRS program is a capstone project which provides the students with the opportunity to integrate the technical and legal/policy training they have received over the past year in response to a real-world cybersecurity issue. The Integrative Cybersecurity Management Capstone is a team-based effort under the direction of two Capstone Directors, Samuel Rascoff and Nasir Memon.

The Capstone experience is further enhanced by the direct attention to each team of a Capstone Mentor who is a noted professional in the cybersecurity field. For 2018-19, our distinguished Capstone Mentors are:


Michael J Adams, Partner, McGuireWoods

Michael serves as chair of the Data Privacy and Security practice’s financial services and defense and government contracts teams. He is a first responder and 24/7 advisor to clients faced with data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents. In 2017, he led McGuireWoods’ response to what may have been the most complex, high-value disclosure of sensitive customer information in history on behalf of a Fortune 50 financial institution.

Michael joined McGuireWoods after serving 25 years in the U.S. Navy as a national security advisor and point person on cyber threats. Based on his experience, the firm has redesigned its approach to cybersecurity and data privacy—building a risk assessment and counseling architecture that focuses on information assurance, information governance and incident response and remediation. This refined approach has proven invaluable to protecting clients while ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.





Ed Amoroso, CEO, TAG Cyber LLC and Former CSO, AT&T

Dr. Ed Amoroso is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of companies across the world. Ed recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.

Ed holds the BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, the MS/PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School. He holds ten patents in the area of cyber security and media technology and he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors for M&T Bank, as well as on the NSA Advisory Board (NSAAB). Ed’s work has been highlighted on CNN, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy.





Geoffrey Brown, CISO, New York City

Geoffrey Brown was appointed Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York in 2016, a position focused on cybersecurity and aggregate information risk across all 100+ NYC departments and agencies. In July 2017, Mayor de Blasio established New York City Cyber Command, led by Geoffrey and charged with setting Citywide cybersecurity policies; directing response to cyber incidents; and advising City Hall, agencies and departments on the City’s overall cyber defense.

Prior to joining City government, Geoffrey worked in financial services, developing and operating threat management disciplines including threat intelligence, detection, response and countermeasures. Geoffrey also served in the federal government, including work with the National Commission for Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), supporting the investigation’s work with the first responder community in NYC. Geoffrey is a graduate of Middlebury College.





Una Dean, Partner, Fried Frank and former cyber chief prosecutor of EDNY (Eastern District of NY)

Una A. Dean is a partner in Fried Frank’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations and Cybersecurity Practices, resident in the New York office.

Una concentrates her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory and internal investigations and cybersecurity. She represents individuals, corporations and financial institutions in regulatory and criminal matters and internal investigations involving allegations of financial and securities fraud, harassment, discrimination and other misconduct. She also routinely advises corporate clients on cybersecurity governance, regulatory compliance, crisis management and breach response. She is currently a guest lecturer at the UCLA Global Cyber Institute.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ms. Dean served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) from 2010-2017 where she investigated and prosecuted some of the EDNY’s most high-profile national security and cybercrime cases. At the EDNY, she also served as the EDNY’s first Cyber Specialist and as a Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) coordinator and was responsible for developing the EDNY’s first cloud-based case management system.





Erez Liebermann, Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Privacy; VP, Regulatory Law at Prudential Financial

Erez is Prudential’s chief counsel on cybersecurity and privacy matters. He leads a team on a wide range of cybersecurity and privacy legal, policy and investigative matters. Erez serves as primary counsel to the Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer, and IT Risk on information security and privacy matters. In this role, Erez also oversees the High Tech Investigations Unit. Together with the Information Security Office and IT Risk, Erez works closely to review the enterprise’s cybersecurity program and update executive management on the enterprise’s program. Erez also serves as a point of contact to regulators and law enforcement on cyber security matters and provides updates to the enterprise on the regulatory and threat landscape. Since joining Prudential in 2014, Erez has also worked on response planning for a cybersecurity and privacy incidents including technical and business oriented tabletop exercises. Through his work with the High Tech Investigations Unit, Erez oversees investigations into cyber incident response, cyber crimes, privacy breaches, and intellectual property theft, as well as E-Discovery production and computer forensics.

Erez previously led Prudential’s Corporate Investigations Division (CID), which consists of attorneys and investigators responsible for investigations relating to internal and external fraud, regulatory matters, employee misconduct, and sales practice.

Prior to joining Prudential Financial in February 2014, Erez spent 10 years as a federal prosecutor. He served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, and Chief of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section. Additionally, Erez oversaw the white collar units, including Economic Crimes, National Security, Healthcare and Money Laundering. He was the lead prosecutor on numerous cyber, securities, and fraud matters, including United States v. Drinkman, the largest credit card data breach investigation and prosecution to date, involving the theft of over 160,000,000 credit and debit card numbers. Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his role in the conspiracy.

Erez is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, numerous letters of recognition from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Prosecutor of the Year Award by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.

Erez is a frequent lecturer on cybercrime, privacy, and fraud. He previously taught Cybercrime Law at Rutgers University School of Law.

He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He received his law degree from Columbia University Law School.





Thomas Quinn, CISO, T. Rowe Price

Tom Quinn is Head of Enterprise Security for T. Rowe Price and serves as the firm’s Chief Information Security Officer.  He is responsible Cyber and Information Security strategy and execution.   Before joining T. Rowe Price, he was Managing Director and Technology Controls Officer for JPMC Consumer and Community Banking.  Previously, Tom was Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer for BNY Mellon and Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer for State Street Corporation.  He also managed both Infrastructure and Application Security teams at Goldman Sachs.

Tom earned a B.A. in Political Science from Old Dominion University and a M.S. in Information Technology Management from Naval Postgraduate School.   Tom has over 20 years of technology and cyber security experience in Financial Services, has served as a US Navy Officer during combat operations, is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a Board Member for Advanced Cyber Security Center.