Four Pieces of Transitional Advice: Incoming CISOs – Sean Zadig – CSP #153
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Sean Zadig is the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and ‘Chief Paranoid’ for Yahoo. The Paranoids are responsible for protecting Yahoo’s more than one billion users around the world, as well as the company’s employees and systems. Sean and his team work closely and collaboratively at all levels across Yahoo’s dynamic media and technology brands to strive for the highest level of security and safety amid evolving online threats.
Sean has been with the company for 8 years. Prior to taking on the CISO role at Yahoo, he was the VP of Cyber Defense where he led a talented group of security professionals in conducting security operations, managing active and potential threats, and curating and distributing actionable intelligence. He also focused heavily upon user safety and platform trust and built teams that disrupted cybercriminal networks, child sex traffickers, and government-backed attackers.
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.