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. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

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.


Kevin Brown

Boston Scientific
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons

Lawrence Jarvis

Iron Mountain Inc
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Lorna Koppel

Tufts University
Director of Information Security/CISO

Holly Ridgeway

Citizens Financial Group
Chief Security Officer

Ravi Thatavarthy

BJ's Wholesale Club

Marnie Wilking

Global Head of Security and IT Risk Management


Justin Armstrong

Security Architect

Bobbi Bookstaver

Shawmut Design and Construction
Director of Information Security

Deb Briggs


Bill Brown

Abacus Insight
CIO & CISO Oversight for Boards

Joe Burgoyne

GE Healthcare
Sr. Director, Cyber Security

Jay Carter


Mark Connelly

Boston Consulting Group

Alex Cunningham

Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin DeLange

IGT Global
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

David Escalante

Boston College
Dir., Computer Policy & Sec.

Tony Faria

FM Global
Chief Information Security Officer

Julie Fitton

Stanley Black & Decker
VP, Digital Product Security

Bruce Forman

UMass Memorial Health Care

Jon Fredrickson

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

Adam Glick

Rocket Software
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Daniel Gortze

Chief Information Security Officer

David Guffrey

Mass General Brigham
Medical Device Cybersecurity Program Manager

Christian Hamer

Harvard College
University CISO

Bill Hill


Eric Hussey


Tim Jacobs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts Inc
Director, Information Security Governance and Emerging Technologies

Eric Jacobsen

Boston University
Executive Director of Information Security

Ilya Kabanov

Schneider Electric
Global Director, Application Security & Compliance

Esmond Kane

Steward Health Care System

Anil Kapoor

Five Star Senior Living
Information Security Officer

Steven Keller

Mapfre Insurance
AVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Gene Kingsley

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Director of Security Operations

Marvin Larry


Jeffrey Lemmo

Director, IT Audit

Ken MacCuish

Cerence Inc

Dustin MacFarlane

American Tower Corp
Director – Information Security, Governance and Compliance

Greg McCarthy

City of Boston, MA

Owen Meehan

VP, Global Security & Compliance

Peter Merrill

Director IS Business Mgt

Helen Negre

Siemens USA
CISO of Americas

Brian Palazini

Analog Devices
Chief Information Security Officer

Tony Petisce

Fallon Health
Vice President, IT Operations & Information Security Officer

Stephen Pyne

SS&C Eze
Chief Information Security Officer

Bobby Rao

Chief Information Security Officer

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
Director, Tech. Svcs.

David Small

Boston Private

Glenn Strickland

Boston Partners

Mark Sutton

Bain Capital

Samantha Swift

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
Information Security Officer

Michael Woodson

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Larry Zorio III

Smith & Nephew US

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

February 23, 2021

Boston CISO Virtual Town Hall

With One Cyberattack, Everything Changed. What's Next?

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

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March 10, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall

The Need for Speed – Increasing Efficiency in the Global SOC

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

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March 30, 2021

Boston CISO Virtual Boardroom

Redefining the Role of Asset Management in Cybersecurity

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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April 21, 2021

Boston CISO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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June 22, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall

Global CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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August 17, 2021

Boston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Boston CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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