CISO Shortlist: Key Issues to Cover for Todays CISOs – Leon Ravenna – CSP #49
Leon Ravenna is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at KAR Global. KAR Global is a FORTUNE® 700 company with $2.5 B in revenue and 10,000 employees. KAR operates global vehicle auction, financial services, repossession as well as a complete range of reconditioning and logistical support services. In 2019 KAR provided services to 3.5 million vehicles. Leon is responsible for leading Global Strategy & Execution for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Compliance.
Leon is an accomplished information technology and security leader who has over 30 years of experience. He is a sought-after speaker on Security, Strategy & Privacy and a dynamic team leader & mentor focused on execution. In addition to holding a PMP and CISSP. Leon is one of a small group world-wide to hold 6 major Global Privacy certifications including CIPM, CIPP/ C and CIPP/ E, CIPP/ G, CIPP/ US and FIP.
Leon has been recognized as one of the Top 100 CISOs for 2020 – CyberDefense, a Global Top 100 CISOs – HotTopics and most recently a Top 100 CISO for 2021 – CISOs Connect / Security Current
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 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.