Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Boaz Gelbord - My Bio

Dr. Boaz Gelbord is the CISO at an innovative New York-based company and the founder of Security Scoreboard. Views expressed in this blog are his own.

Boaz has been a leader in the information security field for ten years. Boaz began his information security career at KPN Royal Dutch Telecom, where he led numerous security projects and authored 12 patents relating to information security. His work on privacy enhancing technologies at KPN earned several international awards and led to his designation as one of "Europe's Tech Stars" by the Wall Street Journal. Boaz was appointed as an independent expert to the eEurope 2005 Advisory Group, a high level committee that advised the European Commission on Internet policy. He was also an appointed expert in several ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Specialist Task Forces, including the Secure Algorithm Group of Experts that standardized the GSM and UMTS encryption algorithms. Boaz taught information security for several years as an Associate Professor at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Boaz was one of the founders of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the official EU body responsible for information security where he headed the Security Technologies Unit. Boaz has chaired steering committees of several leading information security conferences such as ISSE (Information Security Solutions Europe) and has served on numerous program committees.

Boaz was also the first Director of Information Security at the New School in New York City where he introduced and implemented a comprehensive information security program. He holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Calgary, an MSc in mathematics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in mathematics from the Technion in Israel.

Boaz holds the CISA and CISSP certifications and is a member of ISACA, ISSA, and the IISP. He is a frequently invited keynote speaker on information security and privacy issues. In the past he has presented keynote addresses at ITU, CEN, ETSI, and East West Institute conferences.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Boaz speaks English, Hebrew, Dutch, French and Spanish in decreasing order of fluency.

His LinkedIn profile can be found here.