MassMutual’s Jim Routh among list of honorees to be recognized at the CSO50 Conference + Awards in April 2020
IDG’s CSO – the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership – is pleased to announce the inaugural CSO Hall of Fame class. After careful consideration, ten security executives were selected for this distinguished honor – each representing an impressive collection of accomplishments as senior business risk leaders.
CSO Hall of Fame
The CSO Hall of Fame is a personal leadership award that celebrates outstanding achievement in the security field. This recognition is bestowed upon the men and women whose work has advanced the CSO/CISO role, secured business, and inspired others in the industry. Hall of Fame inductees have demonstrated significant business impact and vision within the security space, helping to develop a strong security posture within their respective organizations.
While the business risk landscape continues to change at breakneck speed, CSO Hall of Fame members have minimized threats through creative tactics and sharpened security strategy. The 2020 honorees have served as security thought leaders for many years, compiling proven track records of success.
“The inaugural CSO Hall of Fame class represents an elite group of visionaries in the security field,” said Bob Bragdon, SVP/Publisher, CSO. “Each individual has taken an innovative approach to enhancing their organization’s security posture. As technology rapidly advances and exposes new threats to enterprises, our Hall of Famers have remained ahead of the curve setting the standard in the industry.”
CSO50 Conference + Awards
Honorees will be recognized at the CSO50 Conference + Awards taking place April 27 – 29, 2020, at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The annual conference draws 200+ security decision-makers for three days of peer interaction, education and engagement. Attendees travel from across the U.S. to learn from industry experts and top vendors as they seek out information on security solutions and best practices.
The 2020 CSO50 Conference + Awards will focus on the most pressing issues in enterprise security and feature innovation stories from the nation’s top security leaders – including members of the inaugural CSO Hall of Fame class.
“In a time when security’s value to the business has never been clearer, having the right security leaders in place is critically important,” remarked Amy Bennett, Executive Editor of CSO. “Our inductees have been instrumental in advancing the practice of security in their own organizations and in the security community. We look forward to celebrating the 2020 Hall of Fame class at the upcoming CSO50 Conference + Awards and hearing their unique perspectives on IT security and business leadership.”
2020 CSO Hall of Fame Class
- Tim Callahan, SVP, Global CISO, Aflac
- Dave Estick, CISO, Starbucks
- Jamil Farshchi, CISO, Equifax
- Emily Heath, Chief Trust & Security Officer, DocuSign
- Brad Maiorino, CISO, Thomson Reuters
- Kathy Orner, VP, Chief Risk Officer, CWT
- Jim Routh, Head of Enterprise Information Risk Management, MassMutual
- Gregory Wood, SVP, Technology Risk Management & Security, The Walt Disney Company
- Timothy Youngblood, Corporate VP, CISO, McDonald’s
In addition to the honorees listed above, we are proud to induct Michael Assante posthumously for his work with the SANS Institute and Center for Strategic and International Studies.