In our tests, Redmorph was the most thorough with blocking trackers.The New York Times
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We believe the "online you" is just as important as the "physical you". Just like you would not like to be followed during your next hotel stay, you should be entitled to the same control, protection & privacy when you are online.
Our goal is to educate the mainstream Internet user about the realities of online tracking. Your privacy is precious and you have a right to know how it's being invaded and how to protect yourself online.
With the knowledge of what goes on behind the webpage and on the internet, you really don't have a choice as to whether or not you'd like to be tracked. Our mission is to give you that choice.
Whit Little, is a results focused entrepreneurial executive driven by leading disruptive change, creating innovative products, building organizations where they did not exist and solving customer problems no one else could. Experience in a broad array of activities including strategy, investments, finance, development of human capital, fundraising, technology development, commercialization, manufacturing, sales and marketing in domestic and international markets with a variety of technology companies. Extensive international travel and relations. Developed strong relations with board, investors, employee team, suppliers, customers, and financial and legal support.
He has over 30 years of experience in building and leading entrepreneurial businesses with an emphasis on technology development. He was recently CEO of Advantech U.S., Inc., a technology company that successfully developed and commercialized a disruptive additive manufacturing process and equipment to fabricate printed electronic devices. The company was awarded the Pittsburgh Technology Tech 50 award for Advanced Manufacturing in 2016. The technology was transferred to China where it is now used in the production supply chain for AMOLED mobile displays. Prior to Advantech U.S. he was a consultant, executive coach and held the roles of Chief Financial Officer for several start-up organizations. He is a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
I enjoy working with kids and am passionate about how we adults can create a safe internet world for them. In Redmorph I work on the brand and communication for India and hope that we can make an impact on peoples lives making them aware of how important online privacy is.
I also love working on Kids games and enjoy writing stories for them. In my free time, I spend time cooking a meal or exploring food places along with my family.
Professor, Teacher, Movie Critic, JAM Master, Quiz Master, Cricket Umpire, Field Hockey Referee, Dermatoglyphist, Inn Keeper, Restaurateur - just some of the things that people call me. I have been fortunate to have made time to do the things that I enjoy most.
Which is also the reason why, over nearly 2 decades, I have worked with a variety of industries and big names. I began by selling Insect Repellents (Godrej Sara Lee) and then made a paradigm shift to Personal Computers (IBM / Lenovo). Somewhere in between these 2 big names, I found myself at palmOne (Telecom / Handheld Computers) and then the big one - Levi’s®.
After about 5 years in the Denim business, I took a break to do all those things that I called out a few lines back. In a little over 3 years I set up a homestay close to Mumbai called Red House Karjat. I run a Restaurant in Goa called AJs. I qualified to be an Umpire with the Mumbai Cricket Association. And before I forget, I am, by basic qualification, a Post Graduate Marketing Professional.
When I am not doing all of the above, You will find me gorging on food or watching TV. I have a younger brother who is a chef and lives in Adelaide with his wife and 2 gorgeous daughters. My mother lives at the property that we have set up at Karjat. I live in Mumbai and lead Sales for Emerging Markets at Redmorph.
If someone says it cannot be done, I refer to those 2 words immortalised by Barney Stinson, “Challenge Accepted”.
Shailesh Varudkar who heads the Emerging Markets business at Redmorph has over 20 years of experience in the mobile ecosystem. For the last 4 years Shailesh has been working with Vserv which is one of the largest mobile advertising companies for South East Asia. Shailesh was responsible for business operations which incl business planning, new business development. As part of his profile he led the successful integration of mobile and digital advertising ecosystem which was very innovative.
Prior to Vserv, Shailesh was with Vodafone where he held multiple senior positions. he led the mobile devices business for Vodafone. Under his leadership Vodafone India launched its branded smartphones which helped drive the smartphone penetration in their base. He was also instrumental in launching Blackberry for prepaid users which ensured Blackberry had a extended life in India. The Blackberry boy campaign not only won many accolades but it also established Vodafone data revenue leadership in the market.
Shailesh spend 10 years heading and driving the Vodafone Value Added Services buisness. This ensured Vodafone was considered the most innovative telecom player in the market but also generated additional revenues and very high margins. Shailesh is considered to be one of the pioneers of VAS ecosystem in India and under his leadership Vodafone launched many world first solution like - Yahoo messenger & mail on mobile, sports video highlights in near real time on mobile phones before the advent of 3G etc.
Shailesh is a avid reader and likes to have debates on current topics. Shailesh in his past time likes to play table which he learnt as a child. Shailesh wants to retire in a farm so as to be close to the nature.
I’m Avanti and I love what I do ( and read comic books, listen to music, travel …shhhhh!)
People find me to be an upbeat, self-motivated team player who is a workaholic. For the past 17 years I have worked in the service industry across domains like Telecom, ITES, Entertainment and Financial services. Have played varied roles of strategic importance across organisations like IIFL,GE Capital, Vodafone, and Transstadia.
I have always worked towards finding synergies - across teams, departments and organisations to arrive at a win win conclusion. In my current role as a lead for Strategic Alliances (Emerging Markets), I have got a wonderful opportunity extend this capability to create great solutions. (The fact that I am an MBA from an institution called Symbiosis is pure incidental !! ).
As a woman and a mother, the idea of privacy and personal space is not alien to me. But the realisation of what is happening all around us in the digital space is definitely new. And so I am keen to play my part in creating awareness and reaching out to individuals and organisations.
When I am not working, I love to catch up on animated movies, spend time outdoors with my daughter or travel to new destinations.
You can do anything if you have enthusiasm - Henry Ford
I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the brightest minds in the world and on some of the most fundamental technologies and products present today in optical telecommunications, semiconductors & engineered materials.
I love technology and creating beautiful products. Yet when my daughter asked me for an iPhone with Facebook & Instagram, I found myself saying “NO!” out of concern for her safety.
After extensive research I realized that as a parent I could not protect her the same way on the internet as I did in her physical life. I found the lack of control or choice disturbing. I could not provide her the same freedom I enjoyed as a child, living a relatively carefree life without every second being recorded for future admissions officer or employer or anybody to judge, or being subject to unknown predators or non-stop bullying. We as humans enjoy our privacy and there is no way to completely control our private, personal vs. public moments online from the indiscriminate tracking. Even celebrities have moments that are private & personal and which they would not like to share. We need to escape from the “free” myth.
This is why I started Redmorph with the mission to solve the fundamental issue surrounding internet privacy, protection & control. We have a powerful team of like-minded individuals that are brilliant, passionate and focused on this mission.
You can hear more about Redmorph and our mission in my radio interview with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, here.
I enjoy work, but with my family, we also love exploring the world, learning local traditions and enjoying local cuisines. We actively participate and support nutrition and educational initiatives for underprivileged children. One such initiative is IDPL school.
You can get a little more detail on my professional career & education here.
Hey there! Manohar here,
I am working as iOS Developer.
I did my Masters in Computer Science. I am passionate about coding and zeal to learn new technologies in the field of Mobile and Web based applications. In my free times i like to use Adobe Photoshop, Video editing softwares and Browsing.I like to travel long trips with friends.
My hobbies are Playing Cricket, Regular workout, Listening to music.
David Palmer, Redmorph's chief marketing officer, is an innovative technology executive with over twenty years experience in creating, marketing, and managing technology products and services. Prior to joining Redmorph, David was the CMO for OpenArc, a technology services firm, and was a leader in driving their explosive growth and broad recognition.
David is the co-founder and former CEO of Bossa Nova Robotics, a company spun off from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. While with Bossa Nova, David was instrumental in developing and selling hundreds of thousands of robots in retail markets around the world - constructing a global value chain that involved R&D and prototype development in Pittsburgh, manufacturing in China, and sales in the US, Europe, and Asia. David is also co-founder of Rewyndr, a firm that has invented image-based technologies that have been fashioned into B2B mobile applications that deliver rapid and effective solutions to field operational challenges in various industries.
Prior to Bossa Nova and Rewyndr, David led several functions at FedEx Ground and FedEx Services, including strategic planning, portfolio management of technology products, alliances and partnerships, market research, customer satisfaction, business intelligence, and corporate performance measurement. He created a comprehensive planning process that integrated and prioritized all activities in the organization, and also led a team that created the Statistical Quality Index, a corporate balanced scorecard. Those accomplishments resulted in winning the Galen Award - a prestigious FedEx Ground award given annually to the person or team which creates the best process or product - and being a finalist for the award the following year. David was also deeply involved in forming the terms leading to the FedEx acquisition of Caliber, a $3B holding company for transportation operating companies and a former employer.
David and the Bossa Nova story were featured in TIME Magazine in November 2009. David was also awarded the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Rising Star Award the same year. In 2011, he received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the western Pennsylvania region, and was a finalist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Innovator of the Year Award. David has an MBA from the University of California - Los Angeles and has completed more than three years of doctoral research at the University of Southern California, where his thesis focuses on the role of entrepreneurship can play in areas affected by chronic poverty. In 2012, David was invited to the White House, where he joined a small contingent to advise with President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, as well as leading members of the House and Senate, on how specific policies and legislation affect enterprise formation and growth.
Hi I'm Suyog.
As a hardcore techie, I believe in the fundamental freedom of the Internet.
As Mr. Robot says, "Is any of it real? I mean, look at this, look at it! A world built on fantasy." I want to help people understand the extent of tracking so that they can take the neccesary steps to protect themselves.
I enjoy solving and creating puzzles and exploring the country with my family.
Hi, Seenath here.
I have 5 plus years of experience in developing Mobile Applications for iPhone and Android. I’m passionate about learning new technologies in the areas of Mobile application development.
In my free time , I enjoy being outdoors, playing cricket, traveling and experiencing new and exciting adventures.
I have the enthusiasm and hunger to create things that are beautiful and functional. Things that makes life easier, that is simple and effective. After getting Post Graduate Diploma in Web Multimedia, I have been continuously designing User Interfaces (UI) and assisting with information architecture for some of the big brands so far. Mine major inclination has been towards making beautiful and user friendly interfaces for websites and mobile devices.
The hunger to learn more and do better has helped me stay out of the box and fresh. I love admiring beautiful art and try to infuse my learnings into beautiful & intelligence looking identities. Every single visual design task, either for a website or Mobile, challenges me to do distinct, user friendly, modern and stay aligned to the user experience phenomenon.
Hi there! Nilesh here. Thank you for taking moment to know me better.
Internet has always been double edged sword!! As an Information Technology geek, I always wondered about technology advancements and growing internet safety concerns. At Redmorph I work in a team providing support for web and Android based software testing. We work constantly to provide safe internet access and interface, where we use our knowledge for benefit of society.
In addition to software testing, I enjoy exploring different places, and spending time with family.
Hi, I'm Pat!
I like to keep our machines running and healthy. I also love building creative webapps.
If I get time between those two I love to read sci-fi novels, one of my favorite is the foundation series by Isaac Asimov. I also enjoy playing board games, photography and flying my drone.
Check out my blog on medium.com @probablypat!
Hi, Murali here, thanks for taking a moment to get to know me a little better!
I'm passionate about databases - concepts, structure, scalability, security, etc. I dream about elegant and efficient design and database structures. I've been involved with both open source and commercial enterprise products.
In addition to designing and development of database, I enjoy cycling ,home decorating and programming for open source projects.
Many years ago I stepped into the world of technology not quite knowing what I was getting into. Coming from the banking & financial services domain, it was a chance that I took knowing only too well that if this didn't work out, I always had the option of going back to "my world".
However, I can put my hand on my heart and say that that day has never come and technology has now become my passion. I couldn't have imagined this in my wildest dreams. As a student, the only subject where I "outsourced " my assignments was IT... lol.
I have been a part of product start-ups in the BFS & Supply Chain domains before. It had been a thoroughly enjoyable experience where I faced new challenges everyday and wore different hats be it product management, presales, client relationships and the like.
I've come to realize that it is the creation, ownership and complete responsibility of a product that keeps me ticking. Therefore, when Redmorph offered this role to me, I was only too happy to jump at it.
Apart from my professional pursuits, I don't miss an opportunity to travel, whether for work or pleasure. The camera is my companion while I explore places, new and old. Cycling and swimming help me stay fit (much needed as those calories show very quickly :( ).
My strength comes from my family - My parents who have been a pillar of support through thick and thin, my in-laws to whom I'm a daughter more than a daughter-in-law and a partner who stands shoulder to shoulder with me always.
My mantra in life - We only live once - so enjoy what comes your way.
Very few people love what they do, are good at what they do and get paid for doing what they love doing. I count myself lucky and blessed to be a part of this gang !!!
I'm an experienced business development and sales leader with 20 years of experience providing business leadership and executive consultation across APAC. An unceasing curiosity and a desire to learn new or improve on existing skills/methods has enabled me to build relationships with thought leaders across the Digital Communications, Customer Service and Staffing industries. As a result, I've won contracts supporting strategic projects for some of the largest companies in APAC.
I'm passionate about internet privacy and enjoy working with the Redmorph team proselytizing internet control & privacy, and the ownership of our digital Id, Ego, Supper Ego and Soul.
My work supports my love of travel, conversation and learning. When I’m not working I can be found underwater or with my wife and kids on one of the many beautiful beaches or cities in Asia.
Born and bred in London, England. School teacher by day crime fighter by night.
The journey began in 1990s as a humble software engineer in London building performance tools and conversion programs for news sources for one of the biggest online information providers in the world which took me to the USA and Asia.
In 2003 I began my journey of self and tech discovery. Travelling around the globe meeting people, making friends, working on side projects, learning the cultures of others, and eating things that shouldn't be eaten etc.
Currently, I'm in the Asia teaching computer science at an International Schools & working with NGOs and advocacy groups to protect people's privacy.
Hi there! I'm Ashraf and thank you for dropping by.
I did my MS in Computer Science at Chicago State University. I'm passionate about programming and learning new technologies. I love long drives, playing table tennis, hanging out with friends & family, watching movies, tv series and documentaries especially thriller and suspense genre. When my niece and nephew visit my home, we also watch cartoons.
Surfing the Internet is like flying in the air, you love it when you do it but you've got to be careful. If you're not it can land you in some serious trouble. I joined Redmorph to safeguard and protect virtual ME over the internet and help others achieve the same.
I'm working as a technical architect and developer at Redmorph. I'm passionate about learning, implementing and adapting latest technologies involving web/mobile applications, micro services, data sciences, machine learning and digital privacy. “Think like a hacker to make your systems more secure” is a slogan I swear by.
In my spare time I can be found solving programming challenges online. I am also an avid chess player. Away from the computer, I love watching sports such as cricket and experimenting with healthy cooking.
Hi, this is Amol.
I am working as a UI Developer and have extensive knowledge of Flash Programming and Web Application Development. I enjoy bringing the UI designer/artist's imagination to life.
About my hobbies, I like to visit different places, travel with friends and family members. I am passionate about Cricket. Also I wish to spread awareness of "Organ Donation" in society.
I've been swimming in the marketing & advertising pool for 20+ years (I know I don't look old enough). I'm a curator of creative & enlightening marketing content with a side of strategy; trying to identify your Internet privacy wants, needs & motivations.
My idea of personal space & privacy also apply to the Internet, there should be no difference.
Loving fashion, I owned a successful Fashion Design Rep company that launched unknown designers into department stores (such as Nordstrom) & brought them distinction with New York fashion reporters. I've been involved in multiple community organizations, municipal playground boards, children charities & women’s services.
I'll forever be a foodie, a mom, a talker & a fun-o-holic.
Hey there, Kim here. I'm a passionate Story Artist & Animator, part-time Caricaturist, and full-time hockey fanatic who loves good vibes, tall beers, and great stories!
When I'm not designing Redmorph bunnies as part of our User Experience Team or embracing my inner child one cartoon and two brightly colored socks at a time, you can usually find me brainstorming ideas, cultivating various entertainment obsessions, and guarding bowls of cereal from my favorite grump cat.
To check out more of me work visit: http://ktiiiscribbles.tumblr.com/
Bob is a Managing Shareholder and Director of the firm Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C., and a member of the firm’s Corporate and Estates and Trusts Services Groups. His practice focuses in the areas of corporate, technology and estate planning.
Bob has broad emerging company experience and regularly works on complex corporate transactions with manufacturing, e-commerce, real estate, medical service providers and high-tech companies.
Bob loves traveling and coaching the USC school district Lacrosse team.
Carlo is a senior IT executive with CIO Ventures and currently consults with local technology incubators, Venture Capital firms as well as advising start-ups in various industries such as cyber security, transportation, legal, real estate and social media.
Prior to partnering with the start-up community, Carlo spent time leading IT at EQT Corporation as well as consulting many Fortune 1000 clients at Andersen and Protiviti.
He serves on the board of The Mentoring Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania, an organization that helps children by delivering resources to mentoring programs throughout our region, as well as on the board of trustees of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund whose mission is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens.
Carlo is a Pittsburgh native, married with three children and enjoys traveling, concerts and playing soccer.
A native Pittsburgher, Elgin received his BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University in 1974. Upon graduation, For the next 10 years, he worked at Instrumentation Industries, Inc., a privately held company specializing in respiratory therapy devices, where he served as Vice President. In 1984, he joined II-VI Incorporated, a worldwide manufacturer of high technology materials, solid state lasers and telecommunications devices. During his over 32 year tenure at II-VI, Elgin has held a variety of positions including Vice President, Worldwide Materials, and Chief Scientist, Laser Solutions. He also serves as Executive Director of II-VI Beijing Technologies, a manufacturer of Laser cutting machines for super hard materials. Elgin served on the Board of Directors of 5N Plus, a Montreal based company specializing in high purity metals, from 2001 to 2006.
Elgin and his wife, Corbie, and their beloved Labrador Retriever, Duncan, reside on a 15-acre parcel in rural southern Butler County. There they enjoy nature and a variety of outdoor activities including tending to their woodland garden with over 10,000 daffodils interplanted among the trees in the woods. They are currently constructing a large organic vegetable garden as well as an approximately 1-acre Monarch Butterfly waystation. Together they enjoy cooking, classical music/opera and reading. Elgin also enjoys woodworking and maintaining the couple’s tractors and farming equipment.
Mohan has been the President & CEO of Alfalight, Inc since Jan 2004. Alfalight, Inc is a GaAs based high power diode Laser Company with headquarters in Madison, WI. Alfalight serves military, telecom and industrial customers. Mohan restarted the company in 2004 and established Alfalight as a leading provider of high powered laser diode solutions in both commercial and defense segments.
Mohan is a semiconductor industry veteran with 15 years of experience at Motorola Semiconductors (now Freescale Semiconductors) where he held senior executive responsibilities for engineering, manufacturing and operational P&L. He led the Strategic Final Manufacturing organization in Motorola Semiconductors from 1997-1999, a team of 3,500 people with operations in US, Europe and Asia, responsible for assembling and testing $3.5B worth of ICs annually. Following Motorola, he successfully launched two venture-backed companies in Austin, Texas. Immediately prior to Alfalight, Mohan was the President and CEO of Nanocoolers, a thin film thermoelectric cooling products company.
A driver of establishing excellence in business practices early in start-up companies; Mohan is a believer in the value of strategic leadership in entrepreneurship. He is an advisor to several emerging technology start-ups and targeted venture funds. He was a founding charter member of the Austin chapter of TiE and served on the Texas Higher Education Panel. He is currently a board member of the TiE Midwest Chapter. He has also served on the Electronics Materials panel of the National Science Foundation and has been an invited speaker/panelist to many semiconductor and business forums. He was awarded the 2006 Business Leadership Award by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC). He was awarded the JTM Gibson Prize for Alumni Excellence from his alma mater, Mayo College, Ajmer in 2014.
Mohan earned a BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he completed his high school education from Mayo College, Ajmer. An academic merit based scholarship holder throughout his school and college years, Mohan is an amateur short story writer and a long distance running enthusiast. Mohan and his wife Padmasree, enjoy the challenge of managing dual technology careers living in Palo Alto, CA and Chicago, IL.
Sean Chumura is a computer security and forensics expert and programmer with more than twenty-five years of experience working with federal, state and local governments, as well as foreign governments and private industry. He has extensive experience writing computer programs to protect computers from malicious acts. Mr. Chumura has also authored programs that investigate piracy, detect financial fraud, and allow computer networks to identify and automatically correct computer malfunctions.
Mr. Chumura has consulted with the FBI in the areas of cyber terrorism, forensic computer investigations, and white-collar crime. He has also been called to testify as a computer forensics expert on numerous occasions.
In addition to his extensive consulting work, he has proven himself to be an innovator in the field of Computer Security. Mr. Chumura is the co-founder of the first American private sector cyber warfare/terrorism defense center and has developed the technology to identify attacks against critical infrastructure(s) in real-time and prior to their reaching their intended target’s Internet Point of Presence. He has also been awarded several US Government patents for products of which he is a co-inventor.
Under FBI confirmation, Mr. Chumura is a member of the Washington D.C. Law Enforcement Association’s High Tech Crime Consortium group, as well as other task forces and associations.
With a career spanning over 30 years as an Entreprenuer and Business Executive, HarryHimmat Lagad, is an astute business Leader, who has successfully headed Startups, Supply Chain functions, Manufacturing, Sales, Business Development and General Management portfolios across a variety of industry verticals, from Third Party Logistics, Plastics, Photographic Goods, Engineering, Sporting Goods, Footwear and Clothing, Consumer Electronics, Telecom, Metals and Timber. His work has carried him across almost all continents, with various stints in India, Russia, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and USA. He has worked with such astute organizations as Nokia, Intercraft Australia ( Kodak Australia ), Pacific Brands (Pacific Dunlop Australia), Tech Pacific (Ingram Micro Austral-Asia), Brightstar Inc, TNT Logistics , Gati & Toll Global Logistics, etc. Harry has also served in the Marine Electronic Engineering area of the Indian Navy.
During his management tenure, Harry has not only managed large scale distribution &, manufacturing operations, but is also recognized for his skills on mergers and acquisitions, specialized in Change Management as well as organization start ups, re-design and turnaround of loss making businesses where in he has successfully delivered good results. Harry is Executive Director and Founding member of 7Hills Global Consulting Ltd as well as President, Global Operations for Smartron.
Harry is well recognized within the Supply Chain industry globally and was chosen as the Top 100 Supply Chain Professionals in Asia Pacific. He travels and lectures extensively on Supply Chain, Change Management and Leadership. Having served on various boards, Harry has been on the board of Gati Ltd, India’s largest Logistics & Transport organization, 7Hills Business Solutions, a USA- India based Supply Chain Solutions Company as well as an Executive Council Member on the Advisory Board of Supply Chain Asia, member of Logistics Management Institute of Australia, and Vice President of Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce. He currently remains on the Board of First Flight India as Chairman, Director of RCI Logistics Pvt Ltd. Harry is a qualified Company Director and serves on many SME boards on an Advisory and Mentoring basis. Harry has been a past secretary of Lions Club, International, and India Chapter.
Harry is married, with two children and enjoys music, drama, public speaking, writing and sailing.
Jim Wessel serves in an advisory role for Redmorph.
Jim has over 30 years of experience in varied software related roles from development through project management covering all phases of the software system lifecycle. He currently serves as a senior advisor for major software system programs within the DoD for the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon university, where he has published and presented his work. Prior to this he provided software acquisition consulting for clients of the MITRE Corporation, and before this was employed by Exxon Corporation.
Jim is also an Adjunct Visiting Professor at Franciscan University where he teaches Software Engineering and Cyber Security Engineering. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds a MS degree in Software Engineering.
In his spare time Jim likes to golf, fish, go for long walks with his wife Barbara, enjoy his children, work on his Triumph TR6 and be involved in Charitable work serving his local community.
Jeff Gaynor’s National Security experience ranges from foxholes to the White House. Understanding critical infrastructure is both a national enabler and potential disabler, in early 2005, Jeff created and directed the Critical Infrastructure Task Force (CITF) of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The HSAC’s review of U.S. critical Infrastructure preparedness policies and programs identified the interdependencies, increasing exploitability and consequence amplifying condition of America’s critical infrastructures and assessed the shortcomings of protection-focused critical infrastructure policies and programs. In the wake of the otherwise preventable consequences attributed to Hurricane Katrina, in January 2006, the HSAC recommended the Homeland Security Secretary “raise the [infrastructure and national] preparedness bar” and: “Promulgate critical infrastructure resilience (CIR) as the top-level strategic objective — the desired outcome — to drive national policy and planning.” In converting the HSAC’s recommendations to reality, Jeff is a national thought leader and advocate for the application of operationally proven and objectively measurable resilience-based critical infrastructure, business and community preparedness policies and programs and their comprehensive and nationally compatible mindsets, metrics, methodologies and technologies.
Jeff’s experience in the National preparedness and security arenas includes Defense Intelligence Senior Executive assignments on the Secretary of Defense Staff as the Special Assistant for Homeland Security; Acting Principal Director for Security and Information Operations and Director, Department of Defense Year 2000 (Y2K) Operations. In those capacities Mr. Gaynor: 1) In the immediate aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, provided Defense Intelligence and Security support to the White House Office of Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community; 2) Ensured Joint Staff and operating forces infrastructure performance requirements were integrated into Defense planning; 3) Coordinated the Defense Department’s Critical Infrastructure, Information Assurance, Counterintelligence, Information Operations, and Security programs and; 4) Created and led the operations of the Defense Department’s Year 2000 Decision Support Activity (DSA). Throughout the Y2K Transition effort, Mr. Gaynor ensured Defense Department mission continuity and the optimal application of Defense assets to civil authorities by providing real-time global critical infrastructure focused situational awareness. DSA information enabled the Defense Secretary to anticipate, triage and effectively respond to the spectrum of Defense, National and international consequences integral to the Y2K environment. Prior to his Senior Executive Service appointment, Jeff served as Special Assistant for Information Systems Security and later as Special Assistant for Information Assurance to the Assistant Secretary for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. In those capacities, Mr. Gaynor reviewed the scope and adequacy of existing Information Systems Security programs and their impact on the spectrum of Defense operations. As its Principal Action Officer, Jeff then spearheaded a Secretary of Defense Staff initiative that resulted in the creation of the Defense-wide Information Assurance Program. Mr. Gaynor is a retired United States Army Colonel. His service encompassed over 30 years of enlisted and commissioned service in capacities that encompassed Communications Security, Combat Arms and Military Intelligence disciplines. His assignments included: U.S. Communications Monitor, Counterintelligence Agent and Operations Officer; Vietnamese Territorial Forces Infantry and Intelligence Advisor; Brigade Intelligence Officer; Secretary General Staff, 25th Infantry Division; Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Secretary of Defense and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Current Intelligence Presentations Division; 511th Military Intelligence Battalion Commander; Army Programs Officer, General Defense Intelligence Program and Presidential Communications Security Officer, Presidential Trip Officer and Alternate Military Aide to Presidents’ Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Jeff is a combat veteran and (among others) is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and multiple awards of the Bronze Star Medal. He is also the recipient of the Combat Infantryman’s, Joint Staff, and Presidential Staff Identification Badges and two awards of the Department of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal. Jeff is an alumnus of George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute, is a member of the Executive Advisors Committee of the Council on Competitiveness and is the Immediate Past President and CEO of the FBI’s InfraGard National Members Alliance.