Mark Weatherford is the Chief Information Security Officer at AlertEnterprise, the Chief Strategy Officer (and a Board member) at the National Cybersecurity Center, and the Founding Partner at Aspen Chartered Consulting, where he provides cybersecurity consulting and advisory services to public and private sector organizations around the world.
Mark has held a variety of executive-level cybersecurity roles including Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, a Principal at The Chertoff Group, Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Colorado. In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer and in 2011 he was appointed by the Obama Administration as the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mark is a former naval officer where he served as a cryptologist and was Director of Navy Computer Network Defense Operations, Director of the Navy Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT), and established the Navy’s first operational red team.
He is an investor and on the Advisory Board of several cybersecurity technology companies where he has a very successful track record in helping startups through the M&A process to acquisition.