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Gene Libov, Principal Consultant

Gene is a certified Information Security professional with over 20 years of experience. As Principal Consultant at Planet 9, Gene has been helping US and foreign companies keep their critical information safe and comply with regulations. Before establishing Planet 9, Gene was Director of Blue Shield’s Security Assurance team. In addition to leading IT and security audits as well as compliance activities, he oversaw internal and third-party security risk management. Gene has been involved in Information Security almost since the inception of the field. Before Blue Shield, Gene worked as a security engineer at Clorox, where he developed security policies and standards, managed security incidents, and deployed enterprise security solutions. He is a member of several technical advisory boards as well as a mentor for international companies entering the US market.

Dennis has over 25 years of experience in the management, architecture, development, and operation of Information Security programs and technology. He has held positions in large ($50B+) and small ($40M) companies in High-Tech, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Digital Marketing, and Manufacturing. As a former CISO who has built numerous security programs from the ground up, his depth and breadth, along with having ‘walked in their shoes,’ makes him able to build trust and confidence in the strategic client advisory role. In addition, having frequently been the first fulltime security person in an organization, combined with his long and extensive infrastructure engineering experience and rise to Principal Security Architect at AT&T, he is able to function at a technical level alongside other subject matter experts in architecture, design and engineering efforts.

Brenda has served as a Senior Consultant for 15 years performing HITRUST, SOC 2, HIPAA, SOX, and PCI DSS compliance assessments. Brenda offers over 20 years of Information Technology management, IT audit, business process engineering, and consulting experience. Brenda’s background includes over 10 years of experience with Federal Express International Customer Technology Services and Quality Assurance & Productivity Improvement and experience with KPMG as a Manager in their Risk Assurance Services practice. Her industry experience includes but is not limited to transportation, airline, medical, government, manufacturing, retail, non-profit, data center hosting, and IT service providers.

Dennis Kavanaugh, Senior Consultant
Brenda Brigman, Senior Consultant