Director, Cybersecurity, Mattress Firm
Brad Hollingsworth has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, cybersecurity, accounting and auditing, serving diverse industries such as energy, banking, retail, insurance, utilities, governments, and not-for-profits. He has carried out the responsibilities of CIO or CISO at several publicly traded companies. His diverse background allows him to bring unique perspectives to cybersecurity and understand how to present it to company executives outside of IT. Hollingsworth has delivered presentations and seminars for the Retail Cyber Security Summit and Cybersecurity for the Medium-Sized Businesses.
Hollingsworth has completed domestic and international projects ranging in scope from ERP system selection and implementation to cybersecurity initiatives. His most recent project has been to lead the effort to establish a cybersecurity function from the ground up at a rapidly growing public company. This initiative involves educating senior management; leading security risk assessments, developing a cybersecurity road map, establishing a cybersecurity governance council, employing SOC evaluations, and preparing presentations for the board of directors.