Aphinia is a by-invitation-only community of CISOs and other senior cybersecurity executives who come together to share insights, to network, to provide and receive career advice, to stay current with all things cybersecurity. Free for qualified members.
Join Aphinia community and connect with cybersecurity executives from some of the world’s leading and most innovative companies.
Membership in the Aphinia community is absolutely free! All we ask for is to contribute to the community by dedicating a just few hours of your time on a regular basis.
Free for qualified members. Must contribute 2 hours per year.
Free for qualified members. Must contribute 5 hours per year.
Free for qualified members. Must contribute 10 hours per year.
Aphinia offers a number of options for vendors, advisors, and consultants to corporate CISOs to engage with our community:
For pre-seed startups
For early state pre-product cybersecurity startups, Aphinia offers 10 discovery conversations with potential customers – senior corporate decision makers – in a two - week sprint.
For early stage startups
For seed/A round cybersecurity startups looking for product/market fit, Aphinia offers demo opportunities with potential customers – senior corporate decision makers – so you can get a few logos on the wall.
For cyber VCs
For early stage VCs in cybersecurity space, Aphinia offers access to a first - rate network of CISOs and other C- , VP- and Director - level cybersecurity executives that will generate instant added value to your portfolio companies.
For midsize and enterprise cybersecurity companies, Aphinia offers a thought leadership series that channel your best insight to your high - value potential clients, on demand and at scale.
Learn more about our team of advisors and directors
In our uncertain times and in a less secure world, your professional and personal success depends on your network of peers, mentors and friends. That’s exactly what Aphinia gives you. We will help you achieve important career milestones and will celebrate your successes with you when you win.
Join your cybersecurity peers from leading companies:
"I love Aphinia because it does provider a proper forum for sharing and collaboration for CISOs."
CISO at HRSD
"Aphinia brings like-minded cybersecurity professionals together."
Global Head of Security and Trust at Navan
"I like the weekly CISO newsletter, the interviews and the mastermind roundtables that Aphinia provides."
CISO at Westfield
Craig Shumard is the Principal at Shumard and Associates, LLC which is a boutique strategic security consulting company specializing in helping decision makers develop strategies, evaluate, select, implement, improve and measure information security solutions.
Craig retired from CIGNA in 2010 where he held the CISO position for 11 years and had a record of accomplishments in his career. He is a recognized thought leader and spokesman in the area of information protection. A keynote speaker at national conferences and events and featured in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, InformationWeek, Information Security Magazine and CSO Magazine, his work and contributions to the information security industry earned him the coveted 2010 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award presented by T.E.N.
Craig has dedicated more than two decades to protecting private, sensitive and confidential information as Chief Information Security Officer of CIGNA Corporation from in May 1999 until his retirement in 2010. In this role, he was responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of a corporate-wide information protection strategy, which addressed all matters related to safeguarding and protecting business and individual information for more than 65-million health plan, insurance and financial customers.