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CSP #62 – CISO Priorities 2022

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1. CISO Priorities 2022 – CSP #62

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Devon Bryan
Devon Bryan
Global CISO at Carnival Corporation

Devon Bryan joined Carnival Corporation in October 2021 as the Global Chief Information Security Officer with responsibilities for conceiving, implementing and leading technology solutions that assure compliance, protect personal data and corporate assets, increase organizational capability and advance productivity within Carnival Corporation and our world-leading cruise line brands.

Marc Varner
Marc Varner
CISO at Lowe's

As vice president, chief information security officer, Marc Varner is responsible for the global security strategy and program, ensuring all Lowe’s information assets and technologies are properly protected. He collaborates with senior technology and business leaders to implement the best security practices to protect and serve our customers and overall business. He joined Lowe’s in 2021.

Marc has over 25 years of experience in technology and has expertise in global cybersecurity strategy, security architecture and process, information security governance and controls and regulatory compliance. Prior to Lowe’s, he served as vice president and global chief information security officer at Yum! Brands, where he was responsible for global cybersecurity and strategic cybersecurity planning. He previously served as vice president and global chief information security officer at McDonald’s.

Marc is on the advisory board of a number of leading cybersecurity companies and serves as a global chair for the Cyber Security Collaborative, which he co-founded in 2012.

Richard Rushing
Richard Rushing
CISO at Motorola Mobility a Lenovo Company

Mr. Richard Rushing is the Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility LLC.; Richard participates in several corporate, community, private, and government Security Council’s and working groups setting standards, policies, and solutions to current and emerging security issues. As Chief Information Security Officer for Motorola Mobility, he has led the security effort by developing an international team to tackle the emerging threats of mobile devices, targeted attacks, and cyber-crime. He organized developed and deployed practices, tools and techniques to protect the intellectual property across the worldwide enterprise. A much-in-demand international speaker on information security Richard has presented at many leading security conferences and seminars around the world.

Sydney Klein
Sydney Klein
Chief Information Security & Data Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb

Sydney Klein serves as Chief Information Security and Data Officer (CISDO) for Bristol Myers Squibb(BMS), a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

In addition to this role, Sydney is a strong ally to underrepresented communities. She is a member of the BMS’Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, the executive sponsor of the IT Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the executive sponsor for the local Pride Alliance People and Business Resource Group chapter, which aims to empower LGBTQ+ inclusion, awareness, and engagement.Sydney dedicates much of her time fostering a sense of inclusion and a diverse environment that hires and promotes people who typically come from tangential industries, roles, and experiences. Committed to women’s advancement, diversity and inclusion, Sydney is proud to be a part of BMS, a company that has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, by Working Mother’s Top Companies for Executive Women, and by Disability:IN as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. In 2015, the organization achieved gender parity and continues to grow in the representation of women in the manager and professional categories. The company is on track to achieve global gender parity at the executive level by December 2022. In addition, as of December 2020, BMS’ Board of Directors contained 35.7% female leaders, 14.3% of which are Asian American and 14.3% of which are Black/African American.

Sydney has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. As the company’s CISDO, she leadsBMS’ efforts to be a data-driven biopharmaceutical powerhouse, leveraging data to unimagined possibilities while ensuring digital and data ecosystems are secure. Prior to joining BMS, she served as Vice President of Cyber at Capital One Financial where she led various programs, including Line of Business Information Security Officers, Information Assurance Third-Party Management, Application Security,Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, and Cyber Incident Management. Sydney received her B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University with a double concentration in Information Knowledge Management and Health Systems. She holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
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.

Sam Curry
Sam Curry
Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

Sam Curry is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute. Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product. Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.

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