June 12

Security Roundtable for June 2008: Clarion Call of the Jericho Forum


If you believe the Jericho Forum has called for the end to firewalls, then you need to stop what you’re doing and take a listen to this month’s Security Roundtable.

After attending an interesting discussion during RSA, Martin and I invited the Jericho Forum to join us at the roundtable to talk more about what Jericho Forum is, an what it does. We learned a lot and share the discussion with you…

Joining us on the program:




Learn more about Jericho Forum: http://www.opengroup.org/jericho/



Paul Simmonds, Co-founder and board of management Jericho Forum  & former CISO, ICI
Until May 2008 Paul Simmonds was the CISO at ICI (www.ici.com). Paul’s varied career has included Electronic counter-measures, Theatre Lighting, North Sea Oil control systems, JET (Nuclear Fusion Research) and commercial radio. Prior to joining ICI in 2001 he was Head of Information Security with a high security web hosting company and before that spent seven years with Motorola, as global information security manager. 

Paul was awarded European Chief Security Officer of the year at the 2005 SC Magazine Awards and is listed in both the 2004 & 2005 global top 50 most powerful people in networking by the US publication Network World.  Paul sits on the management board of the Jericho Forum and the Executive Advisory Board of ISSA UK. He also is a British Canoe Union Level 3 Kayak Coach.


Shane Buckley, President & CEO, Rohati Systems, Inc.

Shane Buckley is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Rohati Systems, Inc. Buckley comes to Rohati with more than 20 years of global executive and general management expertise, having held senior executive positions in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.


Before taking the helm at Rohati, Buckley served as Chief Operating Officer at Nevis Networks, Inc. a leader in network access control. Previously, he was Vice President of Worldwide Enterprises for Juniper Networks. Prior to that, he served as the International President of Peribit Networks, the leader in Network Optimization. Juniper Networks purchased Peribit in June 2005 for $380M. Before Peribit, Buckley served as Chief Executive Officer of Conduit Software, a provider of Directory Assistance and Wireless Applications solutions. Previously, he was Vice President, EMEA at 3Com. In this role, he managed a $2.2 billion business unit and was responsible for 3Com’s distribution strategy, OEM partnerships and reseller channels. Buckley also chaired 3Com’s Global Distribution Council, was a member of the company’s worldwide OEM steering team, and served as 3Com’s head of operations for the Asia-Pacific Region based in Hong Kong and Tokyo. 


Buckley is a frequent speaker at high-level industry trade shows and events such as Gitex, CeBIT and The Wall Street Journal Europe conference. He has also contributed to a number of magazines and news programs including MSNBC, SABC and Middle East Business news. He holds an engineering degree from the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland.




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