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Gary Hayslip

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I am an experienced Global CISO with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. Intensely focused on driving continuous improvement that maximizes security program efficiency and minimizes costs. Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all levels to champion new ideas, gain buy-in, and build consensus. I bring this wealth of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to my role as the CISO, for SoftBank Investment Advisers – The Vision Fund & Vision Fund II and SoftBank Group International – The LATAM Fund, The Opportunity Fund, and The Tech Fund. My previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT, and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software.

Active: Top Secret Security Clearance

Specialties: Security Architecture & Engineering | Zero-Trust Architecture & Development Frameworks | Identity & Access Management | IT Strategy & Governance | Threats Assessment | Vulnerability Management | Enterprise IT & Cybersecurity Operations | Regulatory Management | Cloud Security | DevOps & Security Integration | Servant Leadership | Project Management | Experience in the following Compliance/Frameworks: NIST CSF, PCI DSS, GDPR, ISO 27001, J-SOX, SOC-2, FCA, JFSA, JFSC, and SEC.

Proven cybersecurity professional; I have demonstrated an exceptional record of communication and public speaking skills; I am adept at presenting multifaceted security & risk concepts to audiences of varying knowledge levels. I’ve established a reputation as a highly-skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. I’m a co-author of the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2 series and I authored The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs and Developing your Cybersecurity Career Path. All of these books are considered among the leading resources for enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. I am currently on four security & technology advisory boards and write for Forbes Technology Council. I am an active member of the cyber community, I have memberships in the professional organizations ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. I hold multiple professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and have earned a BS in information systems management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.


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