Cyber Legends

A monthly webcast presented by The University of New Haven’s Connecticut Institute of Technology


The University of New Haven welcomes you to join us for The Cyber Legends Series, a live monthly webcast featuring some of the world’s leading chief information security officers (CISOs) and cybersecurity leaders who have made an indelible mark on the industry. They will discuss their personal and professional journeys, and share their knowledge, expertise, and advice with the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. In May we will talk with Mmark Coderre, Vice President and Deputy CISO at The Hanover, and Don Ulsch, CEO of Phylax Analytics LLC.

May Cyber Legends

Mark Coderre and Don Ulsch

Monday, May 3 at 4 p.m. EST
Live on Twitch @ChargersCIT


Mark Coderre

Mark Coderre
Vice President, Deputy CISO at The Hanover

Mark Coderre is an Information Security Executive with over 30 years of leadership protecting organizations and consumer privacy in insurance and healthcare. He has contributed to initiatives for cyber-risk management, medical device testing and consumer identities. He is currently the Deputy CISO for The Hanover and holds CISM & CRISC certifications.


Don Ulsch

Don Ulsch
CEO, Phylax Analytics LLC

Don Ulsch, CEO, leads a team designing an AI-enabled virtual analyst to apply to transactional IP and related data to identify risk pattern. He is currently developing The China 863 Analyst, a research service focused on transactional and transformative analysis of global cyber economic impact of IP transfer. He is also currently a member of the Centraleyes, the International Advisory board of Ten Aviv-based cybersecurity technology company.


Our Host
Karl Kispert

Karl Kispert '22 P.
President and CEO, Infoaxis, Inc.
Member of the University of New Haven's Cybersecurity Advisory Board

Karl Kispert is the president and chief executive officer of Infoaxis, Inc., a company that bills itself as “technology secret agents.” As the leader of Infoaxis, he works with passionate and experienced professionals who provide business enablement and manager IT risk. His team members are leaders in intelligent process automation, managed and cloud services, and cybersecurity.

He has 32 years of experience in the cybersecurity and business risk space and has worked within the United States government and private sector, serving domestic and international agencies and clients. Earlier in his career, as a federal agent, he was involved at the highest and most secure level with many of the United States’ most critical physical, technological, and information security programs and decision makers. After leaving federal service, he supported the Intelligence Community for nearly ten years as a chief information security officer for National Lab.

His daughter Sarah is forensic science major in the University of New Haven’s Class of 2022.

Also Featuring
Abe Baggili

Abe Baggili, Ph.D.
Director of the Connectiut Institute of Technology

Ibrahim "Abe" Baggili is an internationally recognized expert in cyber security and digital forensics. He is the founding director of the University of New Haven’s Connecticut Institute of Technology and executive director of its Samuel S. Bergami Jr. Cybersecurity Center.

The University’s Cyber Forensic Research and Education Group he founded at the University, which includes student researchers, found liabilities in popular apps, including WhatsApp and Viber, that affected more than 1.5 billion users, garnering significant international media coverage. Its National Security Foundation-funded research showed that they could break into virtual reality systems – the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift – and alter what happened once they got in.

Dr. Baggili works regularly with law enforcement on digital forensics to help solve crimes, and he created the Artifact Genome Project, a digital information resource for law enforcement. His work has been supported by the National Security Agency and the MITRE Corporation, among other organizations.

Dr. Baggili received his Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in computer information technology from Purdue University, where he was a researcher at its Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security and its Cyber Forensics Laboratory. Before arriving at the University of New Haven in 2013, he was an assistant professor at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and director of the Advanced Cyber Forensics Research Laboratory, the first cyber forensics lab in the Arab region. In 2019, he was named a fellow of the European Alliance for Innovation.