The CISO Stories Podcast #91

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1. Cybersecurity Leadership Through Adversity – Marc Varner – CSP #91

The Covid-19 pandemic caused many organizations to quickly pivot to a remote environment, while for others, this was more business as usual and simply acquiring more VPN licenses. Marc has led technology risk management/security for several large companies, experiencing even more impactful changes. How do you lead through this adversity? How do you get the organization to change? Join us as Marc shares his experience. This segment is sponsored by Wiz. Visit to learn more about them!

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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.


Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald
Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative
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