Boston CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Boston community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

Boston CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Boston CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Kevin Brown

SAIC
SVP, CISO

Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons
VP/CISO

Larry Jarvis

Iron Mountain Inc
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Holly Ridgeway

Citizens Financial Group
Chief Security Officer

Ravi Thatavarthy

Rite Aid
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Marnie Wilking

Wayfair
Global Head of Security and IT Risk Management

Members

Ken Asnes

Talbots
Sr. Director, Information Security/CISO

Bobbi Bookstaver

Shawmut Design and Construction
Director of Information Security

Deb Briggs

Netscout
Chief Security Officer

Bill Brown

Abacus Insight
CIO & CISO Oversight for Boards

Joe Burgoyne

GE Healthcare
Sr. Director, Cyber Security

Kevin Burns

Draper
CISO

Jay Carter

MEMIC
CISO

Anne Coulombe

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co
Head of Data Protection / Data Security

Alex Cunningham

Advisor360
CISO

Kevin DeLange

IGT Global
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

David Escalante

Boston College
Dir., Computer Policy & Sec.

Julie Fitton

Stanley Black & Decker
Vice President, CISO

Bruce Forman

UMass Memorial Health Care
CISO

Jon Fredrickson

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Information Security & Privacy Officer

Adam Glick

SimpliSafe
CISO

Daniel Gortze

MIB
Chief Information Security Officer

Christopher Hauser

Amica
Chief Information Security Officer

Bill Hill

MITRE
CISO

Eric Hussey

PTC
VP, CISO

Eric Jacobsen

Boston University
Executive Director of Information Security

Esmond Kane

Steward Health Care System
CISO

Anil Kapoor

Five Star Senior Living
Information Security Officer

Steven Keller

Mapfre Insurance
AVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Gene Kingsley

Farm Credit Financial Partners, Inc.
Director, Information Security

Jim Kottas

Idemia North America
Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Privacy Officer

John Legelis

Salesforce
BISO

Jeffrey Lemmo

Wex
Director, IT Audit

Ken MacCuish

Cerence
CISO

Dustin MacFarlane

American Tower Corp
Director – Information Security, Governance and Compliance

Christina Mazzone

PTC
Cyber Security Risk Officer

Greg McCarthy

City of Boston, MA
CISO

Owen Meehan

Bullhorn
VP, Global Security & Compliance

Peter Merrill

Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Director IS Business Mgt

Mark Nardone

Babson College
CISO

Brian Palazini

Analog Devices
Chief Information Security Officer

Tony Parrillo

Schneider Electric
VP, Enterprise IT Global Head of Security

Tony Petisce

Fallon Health
Vice President, IT Operations & Information Security Officer

Stephen Pyne

SS&C Eze
Chief Information Security Officer

Bobby Rao

AstraZeneca
Chief Information Security Officer

Mukund Ravipaty

Commonwealth Financial Network
CISO

Mike Rodehorst

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Robert Sherman

American Tower Corp
Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President, Information Technology

John Sirois

Acushnet Company
Sr. Director, Tech. Svcs.

David Small

Boston Private
CISO

Glenn Strickland

Boston Partners
CISO

Robert Sullivan

Agero
CISO, VP Technology Shared Services

Mark Sutton

Bain Capital
VP, CISO

Samantha Swift

Foreside
Chief Risk Officer

Mark Teehan

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Chief Information Security Officer

Adam Thornton

GE Power
VP, Technology Risk, Compliance and Regulatory

Peter Vittands

New Balance
Leader Global Information Security

Michael Woodson

Sonesta
Director of Information Security and Privacy

Nikolai Zlatarev

Castleton Commodities International LLC
CISO

Larry Zorio III

Smith & Nephew US
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

August 24, 2022 | 1 hour

Boston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Optimizing the Workforce for Cyber Crisis Resilience — An Interactive Simulation

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

September 14, 2022 | an evening

Boston CISO Inner Circle

Hampshire House

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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IN-PERSON

November 30, 2022 | 1 day

Boston CISO Executive Summit

The Westin Copley Place, Boston

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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