Veterans Impacting Cybersecurity – David Cross – CSP #147

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David Cross
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Oracle

David holds a B.S. in CIS as well as an MBA with a MIS concentration and is a longtime advocate of security application and technology stemming back to his military service when David first started his work in encryption, information protection and analysis of data with his five years’ active-duty service with the aviation electronic warfare community of the United States Navy. David was awarded with numerous honors including a Navy Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal and NATO medal for his combat-based tours. David is now the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the Oracle SaaS Cloud Security engineering and operations organization. Previously, David built the public Cloud Security Engineering organization as a Director in the Google Security and Privacy organization for 3 years with his preceding 18 years spent with Microsoft in numerous security platform, cloud, product and engineering leadership roles. David is also a Venture Partner with Rain Capital VC with successful track record with notable acquisitions starting with his seed investment of Twistlock which was acquired by Palo Alto. In addition, David has been a long-time security IP innovator with 30+ patents as well as a contributing author and presenter on many cybersecurity whitepapers, conferences and webinars.


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.