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John Whiting, CSO, DDB Worldwide

You might say that John Whiting is a self-made Chief Security Officer. He didn’t start out to pursue any sort of information security career, or even an IT career. Whiting went to John Jay College, part of City University of New York, for a pre-law program. He graduated with a degree in Legal Studies. During…

Seth McCallister, HUB International

Seth McCallister, Chief Information Security Officer, HUB International Protecting information assets for a Fortune 500 company and managing a farm may not appear to have much in common, unless you’re viewing both through the eyes of insurance company CISO Seth McCallister. Both are macro organizational systems with micro components, he says. And the organizational work…

Vanessa Pegueros, VP and CISO, DocuSign

Vanessa Pegueros, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, DocuSign Vanessa Pegueros calls herself an “education nut.” She loves learning in all its aspects. “I’ve always loved math and science from the very beginning of when I was young. I was one of those weird kids that used to read Scientific America in grammar school.…

Tellis Williams, AXA Assistance

Tellis Williams, Chief Information Security Officer, AXA Assistance There are two things in Tellis Williams’ background that primed him to become a detail-oriented Chief Information Security Officer. First of all, he has a degree in the broad but disciplined field of electrical engineering. And second, he’s been a musician since the age of four. Williams…

Bob Turner

Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Wisconsin-Madison For Bob Turner, life is one big adventure. Just five days after his 18th birthday, Turner found himself on an airplane bound for Naval Training Center San Diego, where he would undergo his basic military training. Soon after that he was assigned to submarine school in…

Tunde Oni-Daniel, Perdue Farms

Tunde Oni-Daniel, Head of Information Security (CISO), Perdue Farms If there is a so-called “typical” pathway to becoming a CISO, Tunde Oni-Daniel freely admits that he didn’t follow it. Oni-Daniel was born in Brooklyn, New York to Nigerian parents who were attending college there. He was three years old when his parents graduated and decided…

Randy Marchany

Randy Marchany, Chief Information Security Officer, Virginia Tech Randy Marchany is one of those rare individuals who has spent his entire career with the same employer. His time with Virginia Tech started four decades ago as a student, and he has worked his way up to CISO since then. And along the way, he earned…