Slideshow 10 Chief Information Security Officers to Know

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  • June 16 2015, 8:30am EDT
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10 Chief Information Security Officers to Know

As cyber threats evolve, chief information security officers are on the move – either taking on new jobs or researching new threat mitigation techniques. Here’s a sampling of 10 CISOs to know.

1. Edward Amoroso, Senior VP and CSO, AT&T

Amoroso’s primary responsibilities involve the real-time protection of AT&T’s vast enterprise, network, and computing infrastructure, including its emerging LTE mobile network and cloud services. His team focuses on reducing the risk of Advance Persistent Threat (APT), Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS), mobile malware, and cloud infrastructure attacks targeting AT&T and its customers. Ed’s team works specifically in the area of advanced threat analytics virtualization of cloud resident security protections, enterprise security policy and architecture and advanced detection of malware.

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2. Kenneth Brancik, CISO, Mount Sinai Health System

Brancik joined the health system in March 2015 after holding risk- and security-related positions at JPMorgan Chase, Northrop Grumman and Verizon. He focuses heavily on emerging cyber and cloud R&D technologies to mitigate risk and ensure governance.

3. David Damato, CSO, Tanium

Damato joined Tanium in June 2015. He oversees the Tanium security platform and also manages the company's internal security program. He previously was managing director for FireEye’s Mandiant business – which provides vulnerability assessments and forensics services.

4. David Fairman, CISO, Royal Bank of Canada

Fairman joined Royal Bank of Canada in January 2015 after holding security-, risk- and IT-related positions at JPMorgan Chase, RBS and Duke Energy. In addition to his IT security focus, Fairman also has a deep knowledge of business continuity, physical security, fraud prevention and operational risk issues.

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5. Wendy Frank, CSO, Motion Picture Association America

Wendy Frank, CISM, CISA, CISSP, is a leading authority on security and technology with over 20 years experience working with many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. She provides business-focused, results-oriented solutions leveraging security and information technology. She joined the Motion Picture Association of America in May 2014.

6. Rich Mikelinich, CISO, Yale University

Mikelinich leads a department of 14 professionals who design, implement and operation security technology solutions. The team also oversees incident management, policy and assurance. Key focus areas for compliance include HIPAA, FERPA, ADA, PCI and CFR 21 Part 11 Systems Compliance.

7. Scott Lancaster, CISO and Privacy Officer, Polo Ralph Lauren

Lancaster manages enterprise information security, privacy and IT risk programs across all lines of business and geographies. He previously held director-level security posts at Fidelity Investments and Phillips Van Heusen.

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8. Ariel Litvin, CISO, First Quality Enterprises

Litvin has more than 20 years of experience at multinational organizations in the fields of cyber and information security, forensic investigations, cyber-crime investigations, mobile technologies and IT strategy. He joined First Qualify in December 2014, and previously held security- and technology-related positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ness and Sec2Wireless.

9. Carolann Shields, CISO, KPMG US

Shields has been CISO at KPMG US since August 2013. She leads the IT Security & Risk team for the US firm. Shields previously was IT security program manager at McKinsey & Co. Her background includes information security governance, risk management, forensics, compliance and software development. Shields graduated with honors from the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland with a Bachelor of Business Studies. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

10. Mike Snow, Senior VP, Global Head of Information Security, Risk and Compliance, AIG

Snow has developed and managed the information security programs for AIG for nearly two decades. Those efforts include security policies, standards and procedures, compliance, risk management, threat and vulnerability management, cyber threat intelligence, incident response, forensics and eDiscovery as well as technical security design and infrastructure. Snow is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).

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