SIM Houston Cybersecurity SIG Meeting - Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
company as a National IT Director overseeing IT GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) which included cybersecurity. Most recently he served as the CISO/SVP at Woodforest National Bank from August 2012 – June 2021. Currently Marc is the CEO, Founder, vCIO/vCISO of CyberFore Systems Corporation, a cybersecurity consulting, solutions provider, and services corporation he founded in 2018.
Marc has a Master of Business Administration, Technology and Strategy, from the University of California Irvine – Paul Merage School of Business and is an alum of the FBI CISO Academy attending in February/March 2017. He has multiple business, including Board, technology, and cybersecurity certifications. He is an Associate Member of the Texas Bankers Association and a Trusted Advisor to the Texas Bankers Association ISAO (Information Sharing and Analysis Organization). He serves on the Forbes Technology Council and multiple advisory boards, has written several articles, and spoken at many local and national conferences. In 2019 Marc was awarded the coveted T.E.N. ISE North America Executive of the Year award. Marc is also the author of The Coming Cyber War – What Executives, The Board, and You Should Know which was released in October 2020.
Driving resolution of the top challenges facing different groups, companies or individuals, whether as a member of its management team or as an outside expert; Acting as change agent to effect turnaround situations and solve critical problems; Balancing between an entrepreneurial culture and the discipline to achieve the high standards and controls of a large public company; and Doing more with less (PAALP ranked #5 in Forbes 500 in revenues/employee in 2009).
Al’s unique background, skillsets and approach which combines business risk management, technology enablement, pragmatic change management, depth in cybersecurity and analytics and a direct, results oriented approach can help those who wish to be on the right side of the digital division developing across many industries. He volunteers for several Advisory Boards including as an Orbie judge and on the Advisory Board of the ONG ISAC.
Founder, CEO, vCIO/vCISO,
CyberFore Systems Corporation
Marc has a 30-year career in Cybersecurity and Technology dating back to his service in the US Air Force. He has worked in the silicon valley performing CyberTech roles including management, then at a Big 4 firm in a CyberTech executive consultant role. At the executive management level, he spent time at a global
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As a Cyber Security and Privacy Executive with multi-industry experience, Mike guides organizations, ranging from fast-paced to large-cap global leaders, to solve complex business issues from strategy through execution. Mike possesses a proven record of building cross-functional relationships that enable consistent achievement of growth targets while understanding how to mitigate risks and comply with regulatory and business requirements. Throughout Mike’s career, he has maintained technical expertise in a wide range of technologies and systems with the ability to translate complicated IT issues to executives and Board members to affect change in the company. Mike is an inspirational mentor who can form and lead dynamic teams of high-performing leaders and technical experts in competitive marketplaces.
Mike has been the CISO at Abnormal security since April 2021. Prior to Abnormal, Mike served in numerous roles at Alliance data including Global Chief Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer. Mike is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and volunteers for several organizations including the ISSA and FAIR Institute.