How the CISO can Make the Biggest Impact for the Company – Tim Callahan – CSP #96
Information Security is often seen as a cost center and drain on the revenue of a company. It may be seen as necessary to protect the company, but the value is not always understood by leadership and peers to the CISO. Taken from personal experience, in this talk, we will explore some suggestions on how CISOs can bring and show value to their companies. This segment is sponsored by Wiz. Visit https://securityweekly.com/wiz to learn more about them!
Tim Callahan joined Aflac in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of experience in information and physical security, business resiliency and risk management. He was promoted to his current role in January 2016, where he is responsible for directing Aflac’s global security strategy and leading the information security, business continuity and disaster recovery functions across the company to prioritize security initiatives and allocate resources based on appropriate risk assessments.
Prior to joining Aflac, he served as senior vice president of business continuity and information assurance for SunTrust Banks, Inc. He also held leadership positions at People’s United Bank.
Tim served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and earned an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York, Albany.
A recognized industry thought leader, Tim is a sought after and frequent speaker, panelist, moderator and chair at conferences, seminars, and summits on topics ranging from leadership, technology, information security, information governance, governance risk and compliance, and cybersecurity. He is Chairman of the Board for the National Technology Security Coalition, a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy advocacy organization.
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.