Charisse CastagnoliCharisse Castagnoli, Independent Security Consultant & Lecturer
Independent Security Consultant & Lecturer

Ms. Castagnoli has over 25 years experience in the information technology industry, including 18 years in security product development, marketing and business development.

She has a degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin.

She is an adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School where she teaches a course on Information Security and US Policy.

Most recently she managed Sales, Business Development, and Marketing for Britestream Networks (acquired by nCipher). Prior to joining Britestream, she was with Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISSX), now part of IBM, where as Director of Business Development she formed partnerships with Nokia Internet Communications and Check Point Software Technologies to accelerate the adoption of network based intrusion detection.

At Haystack Labs, a company focused on host based intrusion detection; she developed and managed an OEM relationship with Sun Microsystems and a distribution relationship with Network Systems (now Storage Technologies) and their channel partners. As VP of Engineering and OEM Sales for SecureWare Inc. she managed the development and licensing of the core security technology used in HP secure servers, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and Digital Equipment.

Ms. Castagnoli regularly participates in the annual Technology Law Conference held in Austin Texas speaking on issues that affect the practice of law focusing on computer security and privacy technology.

She recently served a 4 year appointment to the Information Systems Security and Privacy Advisory Board under the Department of Commerce.

She has written papers and articles covering technology topics relevant to the legal profession including the following.

  • Distributed Trusted Unix Systems, Usenix Conference Proceedings 1990
  • Someone's Been Reading My E-Mail! Privacy Protection for Electronic Mail Users in the US and EC, 9 COMPUTER L. & PRAC. 215 n. 6 (1993)
  • Evaluating Existing and Implied Licenses in On-line Distribution Rights, Current Legal Issues in Publishing Hawthorn Press ISBN 1-56024-804
  • E-commerce Security Issues, 13th Annual Computer Law Conference (2000)
  • Computer Security Issues and the Managed Security Service Provider, 14th Annual Computer Law Conference (2001)