CISO Spotlight

Vijay Haripal

Vijay Haripal is the Assistant Vice President of Information Security at a Large New York based Financial Institution. In his role, Vijay is responsible for corporate IT Security and risk management. He provides the organization with leadership in the area of technology as it relates to Information Security.

He has over thirteen years of IS and IT management experience in progressive growing companies in various industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical, Financial, and Higher Education. Vijay started his career in an entry-level IT position and moved his way up the ranks relatively quick, he discovered early in his career that he has a passion for Information Security and strategically positioned his career path towards corporate information security. The last five years his focus has been with Information Security Strategy, tactics, regulatory compliance and audit experience. He has a Strong understanding and knowledge of IT Governance, IT infrastructure and applications as well as regulatory compliance such as SOX 404, GLBA, OCC, OTS, FFIEC Standards, HIPAA and internal and external audit processes.


Vijay Haripal
Assistant Vice President of Information Security

Dasha Deckwerth has spent her 15+ year career focusing on IT security, Regulatory Compliance and Disaster Recovery. She began her career at Johnson & Johnson, followed by eMedicine, Stealth – ISS, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, BG Group, Deutsche Bank and AGT International covering IT security projects on a global scale for the commercial as well a government sectors.

Passionate about IT Security, she is a member of various IT Security groups such as ISC2 and IEEE, published multiple IT articles and papers, is a Senior Cyber Security Research Analyst for WikiStrat and co-authors and peer reviews regularly scholarly research papers and articles for the Information Security Journal. During her professional career she has also served on Active Duty in the US NAVY during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dasha received her BA in International Relations and Foreign Affairs from Eckerd College, FL; MSc in IT Project Management and Security from TUI University, CA and MBA (PhD level) in Advances Business IT Management from Trident University, CA.

She is holder of CISSP, PMP, NSA IAM/IEM and C|CISO certifications.


Dasha Deckwerth
Director of Global Managed Services CERT for (ATOS)