The Importance of OT Security: The Evolving Threat Landscape – Ken Townsend – CSP #170

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Ken Townsend
Global CISO at Ingredion

Kenneth Townsend is a seasoned information security leader with over 20 years of experience in leading transformational IT and cybersecurity initiatives. He is currently the global CISO for Ingredion, a leading global ingredients solutions company. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive cybersecurity program to protect Ingredion’s global operations, assets, and manufacturing plants from cyber threats.
Prior to joining Ingredion, Kenneth was the CISO for a leading revenue cycle management services company. He has held roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led various initiatives to develop and operationalize cybersecurity strategies for a variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, financial services, retail, and energy.


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.