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.

Co-Chairs

Kevin Brown

Boston Scientific
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Javed Ikbal

Bright Horizons
VP/CISO

Lawrence Jarvis

Iron Mountain Inc
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Holly Ridgeway

Citizens Financial Group
Chief Security Officer

Ravi Thatavarthy

BJ's Wholesale Club
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Marnie Wilking

Wayfair
Global Head of Security and IT Risk Management

Members

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

Jay Carter

MEMIC
CISO

Mark Connelly

Boston Consulting Group
CISO

Alex Cunningham

Advisor360
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
CISO

Jon Fredrickson

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

Adam Glick

Rocket
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Daniel Gortze

MIB
Chief Information Security Officer

David Guffrey

Mass General Brigham
Medical Device Cybersecurity Program Manager

Christian Hamer

Harvard College
University CISO

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

Ryan Johnson

Philips
Regional Security Officer – Americas

Ilya Kabanov

Schneider Electric
Global Director, Application Security & Compliance

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

Reliant Medical Group
Director of Security Operations

Marvin Larry

Hologic
CISO

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

Bobby Narasimham

AstraZeneca
Chief Information Security Officer

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

Mukund Ravipaty

Commonwealth Financial Network
CISO

Robyn Ready

Talbots
Vice President, Information Security

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
CISO

Glenn Strickland

Boston Partners
CISO

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
Information Security Officer

Ariel Weintraub

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co
CISO

Michael Woodson

Sonesta
Director of Information Security and Privacy

Larry Zorio III

Smith & Nephew US
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Upcoming Events


In-person Programs

September, 2021

Boston CISO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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November 17, 2021

Boston CISO Executive Summit

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

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

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Virtual Programs

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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September 2, 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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October 12 - 13, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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