The Positive Power of Community Engagement – Ron Hale – CSP #84
I have had the privilege of working in information / cyber security for over 30 years. During this time I have had the honor of working with some of the founding fathers of our profession and to see many others enter the field and distinguish themselves as leaders and innovators. My own personal experience covers diverse areas such as investigations, technical surveillance countermeasures, executive protection, crisis management, disaster recovery and incident response, security governance, and enterprise risk management. I have helped many people establish careers in security and have provided innovative solutions to the clients I have served. Most recently I had the honor of designing and implementing a nation-wide security awareness program for the united Arab Emirates. Our Cyber Smart program provided awareness and career building building experiences for families, school children, college students interested in cyber security, and practitioners working in the field. As I look back I am most pleased with having had the opportunity to help people build their careers and to somehow support them in changing their lives.
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.