Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Atlanta CISO Community

Alicia Clarke

Director of Cyber Security, Risk, Privacy, Compliance

PGA TOUR Superstore

Alicia Laing Clarke is the Director of Cyber Security, Risk and Privacy at PGA TOUR Superstore. Here, she oversees their overall security and privacy program. 

Alicia has 20+ years security experience stemming from non-profit, health care, retail, transportation and financial service providers. Alicia received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer and Information Science from Hunter College and James Madison University, respectively.  She has acquired several security certifications that have demonstrated mastery as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), CIS Auditor (CISA), and CIS Manager (CISM). 

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I started in networking, and since the late 1990s I have fully focused on information security.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

My guiding leadership principles are Truth, Trust and Transparency.

With disruption being a key theme of the past few years, where do you see your role as a CISO going in the next 1-2 years?

In the next 1-2 years, we will be building a security and privacy program for domestic retailers, and eventually, we will be expanding on stores globally.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CISO?

Start with a risk assessment of your security and privacy program, and then build on improving any lacking processes, procedures and technology as needed.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

I love to shop, travel and binge watch network series.


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