BSW #265 – Bryan Ware and Victor Gamra
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As Chief Executive Officer at LookingGlass, Bryan provides guidance, direction, and vision to help the company meet its mission, support its customers, and expand impact.
Bryan is highly regarded as a technology leader and innovator, having started companies, patented technologies, raised venture capital and private equity, and recently served as America’s lead cybersecurity executive at CISA.
Prior to joining LookingGlass, Bryan was the Founder and CEO of Next5, a technology-focused business intelligence company, ensuring US leadership in critical and emerging technologies including AI, quantum, space, bio, and more.
Bryan served as the first presidentially appointed Assistant Director of Cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), leading the 1,000-person, $1.25 billion organization through a period of intense volatility and aggressive interference from nation-state adversaries. At CISA, he developed the agency’s first five-year strategy to modernize its sensor and computing infrastructure, transform the way the agency delivers services, and scale to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. Prior to his operational role at CISA, Bryan was an Assistant Secretary at DHS, serving as the Secretary’s advisor on cybersecurity and emerging technology matters, and leading strategic initiatives across the U.S. government and its allies.
Victor Gamra, CISSP, CISM, PCIP is the Founder and CEO of FortifyData. Prior to building a trusted Cyber Risk Intelligence company, Victor was the CISO for a Credit Reporting Agency in Atlanta and saw the opportunity fill a gap in the market with a platform that uses live data for accurate cyber risk exposure representation that reduced false positives and misattributions. Victor has previously spoken at cybersecurity events, training programs and industry specific virtual events.