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.

Distinguished Capstone Mentors for the Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 include:

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.


Siobhan Gorman, Partner, Brunswick Group

Siobhan Gorman is a Partner in the Washington, DC, office of the Brunswick Group, where she concentrates on crisis, cybersecurity, public affairs, and media relations. Siobhan has worked on corporate crisis across a range of industries including financial services, healthcare, defense, entertainment, technology, and automotive. Siobhan has also led a range of cybersecurity, public affairs, litigation, and corporate reputation projects in the financial, retail, airline, and technology sectors. Tapping her longtime journalism experience, she regularly advises clients on media relations issues and conducts media training for executives.

Siobhan is a member of the Senior Advisory Group for Harvard University’s Defending Digital Democracy Project, which is focused on preventing and mitigating cyberattacks on the election process. She is also member of the Advisory Committee for Brown University’s Executive Master in Cybersecurity.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Siobhan had a successful 17-year career as a reporter, most recently at The Wall Street Journal. At The Journal, she covered a range of national security and law enforcement topics, including counterterrorism, intelligence, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining The Journal in 2007, Siobhan was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun covering intelligence and security. From 1998 to 2005, she was a staff correspondent for National Journal covering similar issues. She began her career as a researcher for a columnist at The Washington Post.

Siobhan won the 2006 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Washington Correspondence for her coverage of the National Security Agency and in 2000 received a special citation in national magazine writing from the Education Writers Association. She has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.


Christopher Hetner, Chief Counsel, Managing Director, Cyber Risk Consulting

Chris Hetner is a Managing Director for Marsh Risk Consulting’s (MRC) Cyber Risk Consulting business based out of New York. Working closely with Marsh’s cyber insurance and advisory teams, MRC’s Cyber Risk Consulting team delivers a wide range of expertise and capabilities – from cyber risk impact modeling to cyber breach and business interruption readiness – tailored to each client’s specific risk management needs and objectives.


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.


Amy Man, Cyber Resiliency Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Amy is responsible for developing strategies that aim to increase the cyber resiliency posture of the Federal Reserve’s most critical systems. Amy is a highly experienced public service professional with over 15 years of knowledge in cybersecurity policy development, assessments and training. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Amy was part of the National Security Agency working on offensive cyber tactics. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Polytechnic University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


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.


Phil Venables, Partner and Chief Operational Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Phil leads the firm’s Operational Risk Management & Analysis function. He is a member of the Firmwide Risk Committee, Firmwide Technology Risk Committee, Firmwide Operational Risk Committee and Global Business Resilience Committee. Previously, Phil served as Chief Information Risk/Security Officer and Head of Technology Risk. He joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president in London in 2000 and transferred to New York in 2001. Phil was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he was Chief Information Security Officer at Deutsche Bank and also functioned as the global head of Technology Risk Management for Standard Chartered Bank. Before that, Phil served in various technology, network management and software engineering roles at a number of finance, energy, and defense organizations. Phil serves on the Executive Committee of the US Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection, is co-chair of the Board of Sheltered Harbor, and is a member of the boards of the Center for Internet Security and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He is also an advisor to the cyber-security efforts of the US National Research Council, the Institute for Defense Analyses and a US intelligence agency. Phil is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Phil earned a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of York and an MSc in Computation and Cryptography from the Queen’s College at Oxford University. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Engineer in 1995 and Chartered Scientist in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2005.