CISO, Cybersecurity Leadership Author, CISO SPOTLIGHT, LLC.
Todd Fitzgerald has built and led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs for 20 years across multiple industries, named 2016-17 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, Information Security Executive (ISE) Award Finalist, and named Ponemon Institute Fellow. Fitzgerald authored four leadership books, including CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), the first ground-breaking professional organization Chief Information Security Officer Book (with Micki Krause), CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (ISC2 Press, 2008), and contributed to a dozen others.
Fitzgerald is a top-rated RSA Conference speaker and serves on the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin Board of Directors (2002-present), Milwaukee Area Technical College Security Advisory Board, Northwestern University MSIT advisory board, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse College of Business Administration Board of Advisors.
Prior senior leadership includes SVP, CAO Information Security and Technology Risk Northern Trust, Global CISO Grant Thornton International, Ltd, Global CISO ManpowerGroup, Medicare Security Officer/External Audit Oversight WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, CISO North & Latin America Zeneca/Syngenta and senior Information Technology leadership positions with IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.