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The Xceedium Advisory Board was formed to bring together executives from enterprise and government industries who provide specific expertise to help Xceedium build on its early successes and continue its growth. Each member of the Advisory Board brings a wealth of experience to support the global expansion and strategic development of Xceedium.


Stephen R. Katz

For over thirty years, Steve has been directly involved in establishing, building and directing Information Security and Privacy functions. He is the founder and President of Security Risk Solutions, LLC an information security company providing consulting and advisory services to major, mid-size, startup and venture capital companies. Steve is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte, is on the Board of Directors of nCircle Inc, and Avior Computing. He is also on the Advisory Boards of Voltage Security and Xceedium.. Steve served as a member of the (ISC)² Americas Advisory Board for Information Systems Security.

Steve organized and managed the Information Security Program at JP Morgan for ten years. In 1995, he joined Citicorp/Citigroup after the Russian hacking incident. At Citi, Steve was the industry’s first Chief Information Security Officer. He spent the next six years directing Citigroup’s global Corporate Information Security Office. Steve then joined Merrill Lynch as their Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer, where he organized and instituted the company-wide privacy and security program. Recently Steve served as the interim CISO and Advisor to the Head of Technology Risk at Kaiser Permanente.

Steve has testified before Congress on numerous information security issues and was appointed as the first Financial Services Sector Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Protection by the Secretary of the Treasury. He was also the first Chairman of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC) and is an Advisor to the FS/ISAC Board of Directors. Steve also serves as an advisor to the executive committee of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC).


Carol A. Haave

Carol A. Haave has more than 25 years of strategic planning, management and technology transition experience and is currently managing partner at Sages LLC. Before Sages, Haave was Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for International Affairs, where she led the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) global engagements to promote security cooperation, technical assistance and training. She also led sweeping changes as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Counterintelligence and Security.

Haave hosted the first “cyber summits” among several government agencies and industry partners to improve cooperation and collaboration in countering cyber threats, mandated education and certification requirements for system administrators, championed cross-domain and protection technologies and developed information sharing solutions among disparate users with different levels of clearance.

She also brings a 15-year relationship with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Haave also worked to transition advanced technology into the operational forces in the areas of command and control, communications, information management, unmanned vehicles and war gaming. She began her career in the US Army as a Military Police Officer.


Donald W. Upson

Donald W. Upson is a founding partner of UpsonVito, a firm that assists companies and international governments in acquiring and using information and communications technologies to meet government challenges and improve service delivery. Upson was previously Virginia and the country’s first Secretary of Technology, an office that combined traditional functions of a chief information officer with broader economic development and R&D responsibilities.

He also served as senior vice president of PRC Inc, an $800 million company specializing in complex government technology solutions and applications. For 15 years before that Upson worked in senior positions on Capitol Hill, concluding with a six-year stint as staff director of the House Government Operations committee, the investigative arm of the House of Representatives.

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