We believe that effective cybersecurity management requires the input and guidance from experienced Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), as cybersecurity is a complex and ever-changing field. As such, training and publications are based on the input from industry-expert CISOs and other senior security professionals to help everyone become more secure.
How does one get into the security field? By accident in this case! About 20 years ago, Todd was a former DBA/Data Modelling Manager, and was asked to lead an information security department for a large company. Through years of research, public speaking, contributing to certification exams, training, networking with 1000's of security professionals, and publishing 3 information security books, the passion for sharing the collective information and cyber-security experience could not be stronger.
Todd has built and led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs for 20 years across industries, named 2016-17 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive and authored 3 books-Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard, CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (ISC2) and E-C Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer Body of Knowledge and has contributed to a dozen others. Prior senior leadership includes Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.