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Frank Halpin - CFE Halpin Consulting
Frank B. Halpin has been engaged in the fields of Security / Loss Prevention, Auditing, and Asset Protection since 1979.  He has held senior management and investigative positions with Macy’s, J. Crew Group, Barney’s New York, Honeywell International, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), Day & Zimmermann and McRoberts Protective Agency.

 In 1991 he was the Founder and President of The Halpin Group, Inc. & Hotline Resources International. Currently, he is the Founder and Managing Partner with Halpin Consulting Group, Inc. All these organizations were established and specialize in providing a wide variety of investigative, risk management and team building / training services to business owners and corporate management, nationally and internationally.

 Mr. Halpin honorably served for 6 years as an aviator in the United States Army (RA). He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Currently, he is studying for his CISSP certifications in Cyber / Information Security.

 Some of his professional affiliations include:

  • A 31 year member of ASIS International. The Former Chairman of the Central New Jersey Chapter, member of the ASIS International Investigations Council and the Central New Jersey Young Professionals Chairman.
  • He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners since 1993.
  • A member of InfraGard – the FBI infrastructure public outreach program
  • An “Honored Citizen” in the Honor Legion for the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey since 2002.
  •  Former Trustee for the Coalition for the Prevention of Economic Crimes (CPEC) under the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) / US Justice Department in Washington, D.C.

Because of his extensive successful experience in the security and investigative fields he has lectured throughout the United States and internationally on a variety of business and security topics related to the protection and recovery of corporate assets.

Gideon Lenkey - RA Security NJ & Cypress, Owner
Gideon Lenkey has consulted on information security matters since 1989. He currently specializes in assessing and testing the security posture of enterprise IT infrastructures and also takes on challenging investigations involving malicious hackers, corporate insiders and extortionists. He has provided advanced training to the FBI and has been consulted by both foreign and domestic government agencies.  Gideon is a past president of the FBI's InfraGard program in New Jersey and has been recognized by FBI Director Robert Muller on multiple occasions. He authored several chapters in the third addition of "Gray Hat Hacking" for McGraw Hill and is featured in the film documentary "Code 2600". In 1994, he co-founded Ra Security Systems, a New Jersey based Network Security consulting and managed services company.

Anthony Longo - Tiffany, Chief Information Security Officer

Anthony Longo is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Tiffany & Co, the world’s premier luxury jewelry and specialty retailer with nearly 300 stores globally. An accomplished information technology leader with over 15 years’ experience in the design and delivery of enterprise information security environments, Anthony is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing leadership of the Tiffany & Co. Information Security Program as well as strategic oversight to a team of Information Security professionals that provide Risk Management, IT Compliance, Security Operations, Security Architecture, and Identity and Access Management services.

Prior to joining Tiffany & Co, Anthony has held Global Information Security roles in Quick Service Restaurant, Insurance, Financial, and Technology Services industries both domestic and internationally, providing strategic leadership in Security Operational, Risk & Compliance, Identity, and Architecture programs.  Anthony holds a B.S. in Information Technology and information security certifications including CISSP, CISM, PCI-ISA, as well as is a current member of the NJ Evanta CISO governing body.

Ali Waezzadah – CBS, Vice President Information Security and Risk
Ali Waezzadah has over 15 years of experience in building and managing information security disciplines that align to continuous changes in business, technology and risk landscapes. He served as the CISO for Corporate Risk before joining CBS in 2013. At CBS as the Vice President of Information Security, he helped build an enterprise-wide security organization and oversees the management of all security services across the company. He holds a BS in Information Technology and an MBA, and has the CISSP and CISM security certifications.

Carl Woodward – Lifetime Brands, Director Warehouse Services
Lifetime Brands is a leading global provider of kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home. Mr. Woodward has over 18 years of Warehousing and IT experience. Mr. Woodward currently manages multiple locations both domestic and international.  He coordinate the Warehouse Services Group that runs (Network, Database, Desktop, WMS, WMS Development, Security, and Operations, Services). He currently supports many technologies and hardware platforms in order to supply the best end user experience in an enterprise environment for the distribution facilities 


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