Cloud Security Staffing in a Hybrid World – It Can Be Done! – Larry Lidz – CSP #158

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Larry Lidz
Cisco Systems

Larry Lidz serves as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Cisco’s CX Cloud, leading a team that ensures comprehensive cloud security for the digital front door to Cisco’s customers. In his role, he has spearheaded innovative approaches including automation and one of Cisco’s few bug bounty programs.

Spending over 25 years in Information Security, Larry uses his experience to articulate complex security matters to diverse audiences. Prior to Cisco, he improved and globalized the security function as the SVP & Global CISO for CNA Insurance. A strong proponent of the idea that security is integral to good business, he actively supports the hiring of diverse talent to counter today’s rising cybersecurity threats.


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.