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Garrett Smiley, CISO, Serco

Imagine someone running while juggling many different things, hoping he doesn’t drop anything. Serco’s Garrett Smiley says this would be an accurate description of the demands on a CISO. The job has taught him that achieving perfection is next to impossible. “There is always more work than there are people doing work, and the work…

Kevin Morrison, CISO, PulteGroup

In a way, it was music that led Kevin Morrison, the CISO of home construction firm PulteGroup, to a career in information security. “I was always musically inclined,” he says. “My parents were both musicians, while my older brother played trombone, and my younger brother played saxophone. There was always music around the house.” Morrison…

Jim Routh, CSO, Aetna

  On his first day as a CISO for financial giant American Express, Jim Routh learned a valuable lesson on the kindness of strangers. He looked at his calendar and saw that he was due to present a security strategy the following day to the Office of the Controller of the Currency. He felt ill-prepared.…

Jonathan John Paz, Enterprise Information Security Officer/Data Privacy Officer, Bank of the Philippine Islands

Appropriately paranoid enough “I get the psyche of the opponent,” says Jonathan John “Jon” Paz, information security officer of the third-largest bank in the Philippines. “I understand the thrill that hackers feel.” He recalls his university days as a chemistry/computer engineering major, when he pulled a prank on his friends. “I came up with a…