Are We Thinking in the Right Way as CISOs? – Sajan Gautam – CSP #124

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1. Are We Thinking in the Right Way as CISOs? – Sajan Gautam – CSP #124


Sajan Gautam
CISO at Arvest Bank

Sajan Gautam is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Arvest Bank where he is responsible for developing and executing Information Security, Physical Security, and Business Continuity Program.

Sajan spent 20+ years in various information security roles. Sajan’s experience includes developing and implementing strategic and tactical information security programs. As such, he led various local and global cross functional projects and teams in execution.

He frequently participates in various inter-institution forums to discuss ideas, evaluate emerging practices and tools, and drive advocacy around Cybersecurity.

He has an MBA and CISO – Executive Education and numerous professional certifications such as CISSP, CCSP, CISM, and CIPP/IT. He has instructed and lectured at universities on Cybersecurity topics and serves as an advisory board member on a few.


Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.