CSP #111 – Business Ethics and the CISO – Troy Stairwalt

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1. Business Ethics and the CISO – Troy Stairwalt – CSP #111


Troy Stairwalt
Self Employed and U of Akron

Former CISO Akron Children’s Hospital
Former CISO Westfield Insurance

With more than 20 years of information security experience, Troy Stairwalt’s expertise includes Cybersecurity Strategy, Program management, Information Security analysis, engineering, IT risk assessment, data privacy, cybersecurity architecture and cyber forensic investigations. Looking for ways to empower others and give back by sharing his knowledge, Troy spent several years volunteering with a group of internationally recognized experts to write, review and revise both the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification exam questions, answers and plausible distractors to help the next generation of experts remain current with industry best practices. As these exams are administered internationally the questions and answers had to maintain technology, cultural and regulatory independence. In addition, Troy was asked to provide mentorship for SANS 504 course, Hacking Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling. Troy currently teaches Cybersecurity and auditing information systems at the University of Akron.

Graduating summa cum laude, Troy obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ashland University.

Troy’s professional credentials include:

• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
• Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
• Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM)
• Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
• Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
• GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
• Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)


VP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Cybersecurity Collaborative at CyberRisk Alliance

Todd Fitzgerald promotes CISO/CPO leadership via the SCMedia CISO STORIES weekly podcast, advisory board participation, and international speaking engagements. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy, Cybersecurity Collaborative. Todd authored 5 books, including #1 New Release (2024) Privacy Leader Compass: A Comprehensive Roadmap for Building and Leading Practical Privacy Programs, and #1 Best-selling (2019-2023) and 2020 CANON Cybersecurity Hall of Fame book, CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers. Named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, Todd’s senior leadership positions include Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, Wellpoint/National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.