Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Chicago CISO Community

Darin Hurd


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Darin Hurd is a senior executive with over twenty years' experience in information technology, consulting and financial services. He has a unique combination of breadth and depth, and he has designed, built, or operated every technology function to align, integrate, and enable business capabilities and operations at all organizational levels. 

Darin is a cybersecurity, privacy, risk, business resilience, and vendor management leader with extensive experience engaging board of directors, executive teams, and internal and external stakeholders to support safe and sound business operations.

Learn more about the Chicago CISO community here.

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

video games > degree in business computer systems > technology consulting > strategy consulting > banking > mortgage

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Always build rapport. Without it, nothing happens

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?

The role of the CISO is expanding to take on additional scope, including data.

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

Focus on people, process and technology.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

  1. I used to live in London.
  2. I've traveled Route 66 on a motorcycle.
  3. I'm a foodie

What is the value of participating in a professional community through Evanta?

The value of Evanta is the networking, plus helping to stay on top of the changing market and environment

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