TRISS 2022 Panelists

CISO Panel

Erika Carrara


Trebor Evans

Chef Information Security Officer at Dollar Bank

Dr. Trebor Z. Evans serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Senior Vice President in Information Security Governance at Dollar Bank, FSB. In these roles, he securely enables the business by managing risk in alignment with the company’s strategic goals. In addition to his primary focus at Dollar Bank, he is also active in academia. He is an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he currently teaches the capstone course for the Master of Science in Cyber Security program. He serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing, Education, and Human Studies at Robert Morris University. He as served as an Independent Program Reviewer for Walden University’s Masters and Doctoral IT programs, and maintains approval to teach IT, Cyber, and Project Management undergraduate and graduate courses at SNHU. Dr. Evans’ 30 years of IT and security experience present from a variety of roles across vertical industries including insurance, healthcare, education, and banking. The Pittsburgh Technology Council in association with the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group named him 2018 CISO of the Year, Gigabyte Category. He was featured in Toggle Magazine, TEQ Magazine, and RMU Foundations Magazine. In 2019, Dr. Evans graduated from both the Pittsburgh FBI Citizens Academy and a three-year program at the PA Bankers Advanced School of Banking. He maintains certifications including: Certified Information Security Officer, Project Management Professional, and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer. He earned a BS in IT and an MBA from South University. He earned a Leadership Ph.D. from Robert Morris University. His dissertation and publications in chapters of books and in peer reviewed journals focus on student engagement and social media.


Michael Tallent


Dave Coughanour


Ransomware Panel

Stephanie (Sjoberg) Saunders

Senior Security Consultant
TrustedSec

Steph has over 10 years of experience in the Information Security field, working mainly in retail, critical manufacturing, and other IT organizations. Steph is on the Board of Directors for InfraGard Pittsburgh and serves as the Treasurer. She also mentors in cyber security for Pennsylvania’s 3 cups of coffee program and volunteers for Bsides Pittsburgh.


Trebor Evans

Chef Information Security Officer
Dollar Bank

Dr. Trebor Z. Evans serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Senior Vice President in Information Security Governance at Dollar Bank, FSB. In these roles, he securely enables the business by managing risk in alignment with the company’s strategic goals. In addition to his primary focus at Dollar Bank, he is also active in academia. He is an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), where he currently teaches the capstone course for the Master of Science in Cyber Security program. He serves on the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing, Education, and Human Studies at Robert Morris University. He as served as an Independent Program Reviewer for Walden University’s Masters and Doctoral IT programs, and maintains approval to teach IT, Cyber, and Project Management undergraduate and graduate courses at SNHU. Dr. Evans’ 30 years of IT and security experience present from a variety of roles across vertical industries including insurance, healthcare, education, and banking. The Pittsburgh Technology Council in association with the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group named him 2018 CISO of the Year, Gigabyte Category. He was featured in Toggle Magazine, TEQ Magazine, and RMU Foundations Magazine. In 2019, Dr. Evans graduated from both the Pittsburgh FBI Citizens Academy and a three-year program at the PA Bankers Advanced School of Banking. He maintains certifications including: Certified Information Security Officer, Project Management Professional, and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer. He earned a BS in IT and an MBA from South University. He earned a Leadership Ph.D. from Robert Morris University. His dissertation and publications in chapters of books and in peer reviewed journals focus on student engagement and social media.


Dave Feehan


Ed Lisivick


Operational Technology (OT) Security Panel 

Dawn Cappelli


David Carmona


Scott Christensen

Cyber Practice Lead
GrayMatter

Scott Christensen, is the Cyber Practice Lead for Pittsburgh-based GrayMatter, a leading solutions provider assisting industrial companies in their digital journeys. He leads all facets of GrayMatter's cyber business with a focus on delivering cybersecurity solutions into OT and industrial environments. Prior to joining GrayMatter Scott was the Cyber Subject Matter Expert for GE Digital, leading its efforts to help clients mitigate risks associated with digital transformation projects. He has held positions with Wurldtech Security Technologies; Dexa Systems (formerly a division of Schlumberger); CSI Software; NetIQ and Bindview, primarily focusing on cybersecurity in the oil and gas, power, manufacturing and healthcare markets.


Julie Ray

Chief Information Security Officer
United States Steel Corporation

Ms. Ray was appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in June of 2020 after serving in the Acting role for 6 months. In this role, she has responsibility for leadership of U. S. Steel’s global Cybersecurity program. She was recently awarded the 2021 CISO of the Year Award from Pittsburgh Technology Council. Julie has worked for U. S. Steel for nearly 20 years. During this time, she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the IT department, including Director positions in both Cybersecurity and Infrastructure. She developed the first U. S. Steel Cybersecurity Compliance program from the ground up, building critical capabilities and services necessary to advance the company’s Cybersecurity program. Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management, a master’s degree in Internet Information Systems, and a doctorate in Instructional Management and Leadership, all from Robert Morris University. Most recently, she completed the Chief Information Security Officer Certificate program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was awarded the Best of the Cohort award for her case study and presentation in June of 2020. She now serves as a ‘Coach’ for that same program. In addition, she holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification. Julie is an active member and on the advisor group for the Greater Pittsburgh CISO Group, was nominated for the Athena Young Professional Award, serves on the Editorial Review Board for two peer-review journals (International Journal of Cyber Research and Education and International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education), is a member of the Board of Directors for Biggies Bullies dog rescue, a volunteer dog walker for Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh, and a foster for Pittsburgh CAT.