Leadership Team

There is no current or active board for Tagavault.org. The alliance has shutdown as of August 1, 2020. All the information on this page regarding Tagvault.org activity is historical.


TagVault.org is a non-profit organization formed under IEEE-ISTO and run by a board of directors, as specified by the organization’s bylaws. Read on for biographies for each board member.

Unified Compliance – Dorian Cougias


Dorian Cougias, a co-founder of Unified Compliance, is the primary architect of the Unified Compliance Framework® and the new SaaS portal, the UCF Common Controls Hub™. Dorian serves as an adviser or working group member to the Payment Card Industry Council, Financial Technology Forum, and other industry organizations. Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor of Technology, lecturing and serving on the board of advisers for the University of Delaware; College of Human Services, Education, and Public Policy. A frequent speaker and well respected author, Cougias has extensive knowledge in all areas of information technology and has won numerous writing and speaking awards.

RedHat  – Steve Grubb

Board Member

Steve Grubb is a Senior Principal Engineer whose role in Red Hat Engineering
is as a Security Architect with a focus on Security Certifications (such as
Common Criteria) and configuration Guidance (such as DISA STIG, USGCB, and the
CIS RHEL Benchmark). He also performs Software Assurance studies such as
reviewing protection mechanisms, threats, and vulnerability detection and
analysis to secure Linux systems.

IEEE-ISTO – Katherine Valenti

Program Manager & Board Secretariat

Katherine Valenti is a program manager supporting industry consortia on behalf of IEEE-ISTO including TagVault.org.  Katherine works closely with the Tagvault.org board leadership team to develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization and acts as a liaison between the program and other IEEE-SA support functions.

Katherine has 10 years of experience in program and project management.