With over 25 years of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience, Gary Hayslip has an exceptional record of success leading multiple, diverse cross-functional security and risk governance teams in the planning, analyzing and implementation of information security programs to support organizational business objectives. Hayslip is a proven cybersecurity professional; he has established a reputation as a highly skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. Hayslip has developed the ability to work within all business channels of an organization and is extremely effective in communicating the nuances of cybersecurity in business/risk terms for executive management and boards of directors.

Hayslip’s previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, deputy director of IT and chief privacy officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software. In all of these roles, Hayslip led diverse teams of 10 – 300 employees and built information technology and security programs from the ground up. He partnered with software development and agile teams, integrating security into innovative workflows and new services. Hayslip collaborated with customers, strategic partners, and executive leadership teams on the deployment of new products, merger & acquisition due diligence services, and the management of his organizations business risks.

Hayslip recently co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2, which are considered among the leading books on enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. He serves as an EvoNexus Selection Committee member, where he reviews and mentors cybersecurity and Internet-of-Things startups. He sits on the board of advisers for Peerlyst, ObserveIT and Cybereason. Hayslip is an active member of the professional organizations ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, OWASP, and Infragard. He currently holds several professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC. Hayslip has a BS in information systems management from UMUC and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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