A CISO’s Perspective, Defending Against AI & Ransomware Evolution – Kris Lahiri, Jim Broome, Mike Lyborg – ESW Vault

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Kris Lahiri
Co-Founder/CSO at Egnyte

Kris is a co-founder of Egnyte. He is responsible for creating and implementing Egnyte’s global information security and compliance management strategies, policies and controls that protect all of Egnyte’s customers’ content and users. Prior to Egnyte, Kris spent many years in the design and deployment of large-scale infrastructures for Fortune 100 customers of Valdero and KPMG Consulting. Kris has a B.Tech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras, and an MS from the University of Cincinnati.

Jim Broome
President and CTO at DirectDefense

Jim Broome is a seasoned IT/IS veteran with more than 20 years of information security experience in both consultative and operational roles. Jim leads DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, as well as providing guidance and direction for our service offerings.

Previously, Jim was a Director with AccuvantLABS where he managed, developed, and performed information security assessments for organizations across multiple industries. Prior to AccuvantLABS, Jim was a Principal Security Consultant with Internet Security Systems (ISS) and their X-Force penetration testing team.

Mike Lyborg
CISO at Swimlane

For over 15 years, Michael Lyborg has been a trusted leader in the information security space. He is known for his most recent experience as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Swimlane, the leader in automation for the entire security organization. During his time at Swimlane, he has also served as the Vice President of Global Consulting Services, and successfully led engineering teams and authored controls, policies, plans, and procedures for various compliance certifications, including SOC2, ISO 27001, and CMMC.

Previously, Michael made valuable contributions to Heska Corporation as the IT & Security Operations Manager. He has also served as an Operations Manager for the Marine Special Operations Command, following his service as Chief Instructor at the Marine Special Operations School and as an Infantry Leader of the 2nd Marine Division in the United States Marine Corps.


Application Security Engineer at Resilia
Independent Consultant & CISO