Executive Leadership Team

Tasawar Jalali, CISSP, CISM, CEHv8

An accomplished leader in Cyber Security, Tasawar Jalali has over seventeen years’ experience working with startups and fortune 500 companies in risk-based Information Security programs, Compliance, and Privacy. Tas has demonstrated a track record of aligning security with business strategies and delivering cybersecurity capabilities across products and enterprises. He has successfully built security teams, driving secure product development, managing technology risk, and achieving regulatory compliance. His expertise is in translating complex technical information and create robust security governance, security policies, and risk management for enterprise information security programs. He has consulted several fortune 500 companies to improve security strategy with an emphasis on security architecture, compliance, risk management, and security controls.

He has held leadership roles at different Information Security companies like Network Associates (Network General, PGP, McAfee), Qualys, and Securenode. He also co-founded Smashon Inc, an online health and wellness portal.

Tasawar holds a B.S. in Engineering, an MBA in Technology Management, and a Masters in Information Management Systems from Harvard University. He holds a professional graduate certificate in Cybersecurity from Harvard University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv8), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Tasawar is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)2 and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Robert Harren, CISSP
Sr. Security Consultant

Robert Harren is a Senior Consultant for Securenode Inc. As an experienced information systems security and applications development manager with a multi-platform background, Robert Harren has had uncompromising success in optimizing technology projects, driving corporations to profitability. Working in diverse industries and organizations including Xerox, Kikkoman International, and the U.S. Military, Robert has applied his MS in Operations Research, solid quantitative abilities, flexibility and expert project management skills to champion new technology and deliver secure, high tech implementations worldwide. Robert has outstanding presentation and group facilitation talents as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.

Robert has held several executive positions including his most recent position at Conference Planners where he served as Chief Information Officer and prior to that he has served as Director Information Systems at dpiX Inc., a Xerox company. Robert Harren holds BS in Engineering and MS in Operations Research. Robert is also an active member of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)

Denis Darveau, MCT, MCSE, CISSP
Sr. Security Consultant

Denis Darveau is a Senior Consultant for Securenode Inc. He brings more than 20 years of experience in information security, information technology, computer design, product management, and education to Securenode clients. Over the last 19 years, Denis Darveau is recognized as a leading Information Security Professional, with expertise in network and computer security, information, and industry-specific regulatory requirements. His work spans several vertical industries, including financial services, consumer products, engineering, manufacturing and local government.

He is currently with Technology Solutions of the Future (TSF) Inc as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he is responsible for security consulting services, information risk management, enterprise security architecture, and security technology solutions. In these positions, Denis Darveau has designed, developed, deployed, operated and managed a broad range of Information Security business solutions.
Denis Darveau holds Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Computer Sciences equivalence.

Dean Hipwell, CISSP
Sr. Security Consultant

Dean is a computer systems engineer with 25 years’ experience in telecommunications and computer systems. He is currently an information systems security consultant, adjunct professor of computer science at CSU-Sacramento, and Director of Training & Education for ISSA-Sacramento Valley.
Dean holds a BSEE from Penn State and an MS in Computer Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.

Krishna Bitragunta, CISSP
Security Consultant

Krishna is a web developer with extensive experience in application and database programming. Primarily providing solutions to the financial industry, his skill set includes Oracle, SQL, Java, ASP and XML programming. He has also developed operational recovery plans for CalTRANS.
Krishna holds BS in Engineering and Masters in Ocean Engineering.

Ron Conover, CISSS
Security Consultant

Ron is a network engineer with 18+ years of progressive experience. He has extensive experience in the design; installation, securing and support of IP based networks. He is proficient with the complete life cycle of network infrastructure deployment, including needs analysis, solution generation, and operations management. Ron is an expert in health information security and related legislation, particularly the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Shanavas PK
Director Engineering

Shanavas PK is a software engineer with 12+ years of progressive experience. He has extensive experience in Software Development (ERP Web Solutions / Ecommerce / CMS / ERP Mobile Applications etc.). He is proficient in complete life cycle of Software Development (Business Analysis, Requirement Analysis and Project Documentation, Risk Management, Project Management, Team Leadership, Web Designing, Database Designing, Software Development, Quality Analysis, Software Security, SEO, Client Management and Delivery Management etc.). He has skills in PHP, Mysql,Opencart, WordPress, Joomla, Magento, REST/SOAP, Jquery, Bootstrap, AngularJS, Laravel etc.

Riaz Naqvi
Board Member

Riaz Naqvi has a distinguished career of over 25 years as a senior officer in the Indian Government, with a deep expertise in the Indian government’s landscape, and its complex administrative nuances. He specializes in strengthening policy and corporate relations between the Indian Government and global businesses. Mr. Naqvi has served as Chief of Staff to Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Minister for Science and Technology, Renewable Energy, Environment, Information Technology, as well as Minister for Commerce and Supply.

  • Founder and Development Commissioner: Northern India’s first special economic zone (SEZ) in Noida India (current estimated headcount – 50,000, with exports worth an estimated $2 Billion)
  • Founder and CEO: Council of Electronic and Computer Software; nodal agency set up by the Indian Government for promotion of software exports
  • Founder and Board Member: STPI (Software Technology Park of India)