CyberFortis® is an organization dedicated to developing products and services that will have a measurable impact on cybersecurity within an organization. Our focus is on the education, training and awareness aspects of cybersecurity for the financial services industry. We bring unique insight into the financial industry’s cyber risk challenges by combining the skills and experience of financial, regulatory, and cybersecurity experts.
The CyberFortis® team includes former Massachusetts Bank Commissioner David Cotney, and other professionals with decades of experience in the financial services, cybersecurity and education sector.Working together, CyberFortis brings best in class cyber education services to community banks, large financial institutions, credit unions, FinTech companies, and other licensed financial services providers.
While Commissioner, he served as chairman of the board of directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the association of all state bank regulators. Having begun his career as a bank examiner, Mr. Cotney now has over 26 years of experience as a regulator, and currently serves as a board member at a New Jersey community bank. Mr. Cotney holds a BA from Tufts University, an MBA from Boston University, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Joy Meason Intriago, Director of Education and Training at CyberFortis, is an accomplished professional in several fields of worldwide importance. A Certified Public Accountant by profession, she leads the development of cutting-edge training and certificate programs for CyberFortis clients.
In 2001, she conceived the idea of a certification for anti-money laundering professionals worldwide and created the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), which is now the largest and most respected organization for AML professionals in more than 140 countries.
She also conceived and created two other respected global certification associations, Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) and Certified Financial Crime Specialists(CFCS) that offer education and training in their in-demand topics.
By attention to detail and continuous assessment of the needs of their respective professional communities, the associations founded by her produced the highest quality training solutions available. The associations continue as leaders in their respective professional populations.
Carlos C Solari was born in Colombia, South America and grew up in Huntington, NY. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a BS in Biology and the Naval Postgraduate School with a MS in Systems Technologies. His career started in government service: U.S. Army for 13+ years, FBI senior executive in the 1990’s and Chief Information Officer for the White House (2002 – 2005).
In the private sector, Carlos was VP of Cybersecurity at Bell Labs, VP / GM of Global Security Solutions at CSC, SR VP at Mission Secure Inc and VP of Cybersecurity Services at Comodo Group. He is currently in several roles including Advisory Board Chair for CyberFortis focused on cybersecurity education / training for the corporate leadership including the Board of Directors, the C-Suite and Compliance Officers. He is the author of several books including Security in a Web 2.0+ World published by Wiley in 2009. He has taught cybersecurity in various settings and is an international speaker on this topic.