Leadership and Team
Board of Directors
Marsali Hancock, Chair, Board of Directors
Chair of the Board, Adaptable Security, EP3 Foundation President and CEO
As a nonprofit executive, Marsali Hancock has twenty years of experience working with leading national and international policy leaders, top-ranked Fortune 100 companies like Google, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Target, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook, and Dell, along with highly respected organizations, maximizing technology to improve the quality of life, education, and economic opportunities. She is recognized for her efforts to create safe and healthy digital learning environments. In 2017 Ms. Hancock was awarded IEEE Communication Quality and Reliability 2017 Chairman’s Award for her “lifelong service protecting children around the world in cyberspace; for defining and implementing her vision ensuring technology is properly used; and for her global leadership to bring technology solutions to a human problem.” She serves as a commissioner for the Global Information Infrastructure Commission, the oldest internet policy organization where she works with nation state leaders to build robust communication networks companioned with proactive online safety and security initiatives. While president and CEO of iKeepSafe, Marsali developed the first Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved COPPA safe harbor providing state and federal education law certifications.
Ms. Hancock is deeply involved nationally and internationally in measuring and defining positive digital cultures, responsible regulatory frameworks, data privacy, data compliance, and effective education initiatives that both empower and protect consumers. She has conducted media events and participated in initiatives with the White House, the Office of the First Lady of the United States, the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Attorneys General, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to name a few. She has extensive experience developing multi-stakeholder initiatives and serves on consumer advisory boards with industry leaders such as Symantec, Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.
Kelley Misata, Ph.D. - Board of Directors
Board of Directors, Adaptable Security, Eecutive Director, The Open Information Security Foundation
Dr. Kelley Misata, is a strategic leader and speaker who combines over 15 years in business leadership roles with a passion for facilitating critical conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, privacy, and freedom of speech online.
Today, she is expanding her groundbreaking dissertation research in the information of non-profits workings with victims of violence into a new nonprofit venture, Sightline Security. Her current role as the Executive Director of The Open Information Security Foundation and past role as Communications Director at The Tor Project allows Kelley to spotlight her expertise in fundraising, advocacy, policy discussions, marketing, training, and outreach activities with an array of stakeholders.
Kelley combines professional and research endeavors with a unique perspective as a survivor of cyberstalking. She continually draws on current trends and conversations in information security and privacy to create strategies that intersect people, process, and technology. Bringing to the table a fearless and unique perspective on privacy and security drives Kelley’s successes in her professional and academic endeavors. Kelley holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University specializing in the information security of organizations working with victims of violence, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Marketing, and Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Tim O'Brien, Board of Directors
Board of Directors, Adaptable Security, President, ISC2 Silicon Valley Chapter
Tim O’Brien is an 18-year information security professional, considered a subject matter expert in Computer Network Defense (CND)/blue team efforts, risk and incident management, intrusion and data analysis, threat intelligence, and secure architecture design. Mr. O’Brien is well versed in developing technical solutions, determining the best options for the business and its goals, and creating comprehensive implementation plans that manages and also minimizes risk for the organization. His excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships among technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions while reducing risk.
Mr. O’Brien enjoys mentoring others and helping them develop their skills through supervisory positions, coursework development, mentoring, presenting at and helping run information security conferences, as well as instructional positions.
Feng Xue, Board of Directors
Board of Directors, Adaptable Security, Head of Katten’s China Practice and Chief Representative and Managing Partner, Shanghai office
Feng Xue applies his 20 years of experience representing Chinese and US investors and companies to cross-border transactions involving a variety of private equity, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations and general corporate matters.
Feng negotiates and documents the establishment of joint ventures, wholly foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs) and distribution/franchise relationships. Increasingly, his practice consists of representing Chinese companies in their acquisition and expansion efforts overseas. He sits on the boards of directors of several Chinese companies and serves as general counsel to dozens of private equity funds and technology companies doing business in China.
Feng represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, venture capital, education, biotech, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and technology. He often represents US companies and investors looking to expand to China, and Chinese companies and venture capital firms looking to invest in US companies and sell to US investors.
A seasoned practitioner of corporate law in the United States, Feng focuses his corporate practice on complex merger and acquisition transactions, securities offerings, middle market buyout fund acquisitions and venture capital investments.
Feng has been quoted in Chinese and US media on issues related to doing business in China and cross-border M&A matters, including The Wall Street Journal’s TheStreet.com, The M&A Journal and China Business News. He is a frequent speaker on the legal issues affecting foreign investment in China.Feng is the co-author of Laws of the People’s Republic of China, Volumes III, IV, and V, published by China Science Press, and Western Corporate Laws, published by China Law Press. Prior to attending law school, Feng worked as a senior legislative officer for the Legislative Affairs Commission and Law Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress, where he participated in the drafting of Chinese national legislation.
Lan Jenson, Board of Directors
Founder and CEO, Adaptable Security
Lan Jenson is the CEO of Adaptable Security Corp, a nonprofit empowering people to know whom to trust and to recommend businesses for experts help. Adaptable Security accomplishes its goals in partnership with ISC2, PCI and many other organizations.
Lan Jenson has extensive policy experience in government, nonprofit and private sectors. She is a published leader in risk management and capacity building for China’s central and provincial officials, in collaboration with the United Nations. As a certified information security professional, Ms. Jenson has led many risk management, policy and compliance initiatives in cybersecurity. Her analysis enabled the Secret Services to arrest a hacker, who had evaded Google and Facebook. Lan Jenson later advanced to leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies including FM Global, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems.
Throughout her career, Lan Jenson has been a faithful champion of the cause best summarized by Thomas Jefferson, “I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise that control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not take it from them, but to inform their discretion.” As Founder and CEO of The Flatter World Scholarship, Ms. Jenson pioneered a model that has helped thousands of high school students pursue education rather than dropping out of school. Lan Jenson received her Master’s in Management of Information Systems from Boston University.
Board of Advisers
Mei Lin Fung
Co-founder of People Centered Internet (PCI), Mei Lin Fung co-designed the first CRM system at Oracle. She served as Socio Technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s initiative on the Future of Health and is a member of the Digital Economy and Society World Future Council of the World Economic Forum. She serves as vice chair of the Internet Inclusion IEEE sub-committee, one of 3 tracks under the IEEE Internet Initiative.
John is co-founder of People First, which envisions a future fulfilling and worthy of all Human Beings. We ask of any initiative if it puts People First? If it does not, why not? People First works on behalf of all People. It is core to our thinking, why we are speaking up and why we work to bring trust for all people.
John has also founded gleXnet and Beyond Bridges.
Neal is the Executive Director of The Identity Theft Council. Neal is one of the world’s most experienced consumer security experts and has authored numerous books including the latest title “Double Trouble.”
Neal has been quoted by media such as NBC News, Reuters, and CNN.
Accomplished and certified IT Security professional with a proven track record of successfully completing complex enterprise-wide technical security projects, developing and improving technical and security processes, reducing corporate costs, effectively managing project time lines and resources, managing and mentoring solutions-oriented, global security engineering teams. Knowledgeable about GLBA, HIPAA, ISO 27001/2, NIST, PCI DSS, PII, SOX, and SSAE 16.
As the Director of Security and Compliance at a legal firm, Lisa oversees the security and compliance program. She ensures all aspects of information security and user privacy, including internal governance and leading the Security Management Team as well as the Risk Committee.
A seasoned technologist, cybersecurity enthusiast, and consumer advocate in Silicon Valley, Dave keeps a sharp lookout of the cybersecurity landscape as well as ensuring the security of all software and environment he touches.
John (Chi Hon) Law