About the Speaker
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    M.J. Vaidya
    Principal, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

    M.J. Vaidya is a Partner/Principal in the Advisory Services
    practice of Ernst & Young (EY) LLP. He has over 20 years of
    experience including holding CISO positions at Fortune 10 and
    Fortune 200 companies. He also previously held leadership
    positions at PwC, Deloitte, and Accenture. M.J. has provided
    security and technology services in the Americas, Europe, and
    Asia. His industry experience includes financial services, life
    sciences & health care, manufacturing, entertainment & media,
    hospitality, and public sector.

    M.J. has been a speaker at multiple industry conferences
    including SecureWorld, the National Cybersecurity Awareness
    Launch, New York City Cyber Infrastructure Protection, ISACA,
    NG Security Summit, and ISSA. He was recently selected as an
    Aspen Institute Scholar and received the ATP Award for
    Enterprise Innovation. M.J. holds a Mechanical Engineering
    degree from New York University, MBA from St. John’s
    University, Harvard Business School Publishing Online
    Certification for Leadership, and retains multiple security /
    technology certifications. He is currently an adjunct professor at
    New York University where he teaches in the cyber security
    Master's degree program.
    In his role, M.J. advises clients on business driven cyber security
    including security strategy, board level education, IT risk
    management, security function transformation, governance,
    cloud security, IoT / connected product security, and security