Gary is Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Webroot, the largest privately held internet security company, which delivers security products to consumers and business via a suite of software security products including endpoint, SaaS, and threat intelligence.
Previously, Gary served as Deputy Director & Chief Information Security Officer for the City of San Diego. In this role, Gary advised the City of San Diego’s executive leadership consisting of Mayoral, City Council, and 40+ city departments and agencies on protecting city government information resources.
Gary oversaw citywide cyber security strategy and the enterprise cyber security program, cyber operations, compliance and risk assessment services. His mission included creating a “risk aware” culture that places high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City of San Diego.
Gary is involved in the cybersecurity and technology start-up community in San Diego where he is the Co-Chairman for Cybertech, the parent organization that houses the Cyber incubator Cyberhive and the Internet of Things incubator iHive. He is an Advisory Board Member for the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence. He also serves on the board of Brier & Thorn International, a cloud based Managed Security Services Company and is Co-Chairman of Securing Our eCity’s Critical Infrastructure Work-group.
Gary is an active member of the professional organizations ISSA, ISACA, OWASP, and is on the Board of Directors for INFRAGARD. Gary holds numerous professional certifications including: CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management & Masters in Business Administration. Gary has over 28 years of experience in Information Security, Enterprise Risk Management, and Data Privacy.