In today’s interconnected digital landscape, the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) has continued to evolve as these dedicated professionals work relentlessly to safeguard organizations against the growing threats of cybercrime and data breaches.
Tasked with protecting the company’s data and fortifying defenses against potential breaches, these individuals have the know-how and foresight to fight cybercriminals while preserving the intricate cybersecurity world.
With them, CISOs bring a diverse range of expertise and skills to the organizations and develop robust incident response strategies, cutting-edge technologies and more to tackle the multifaceted nature of modern cybersecurity.
As readers, followers and individuals directly being impacted by the advancements and changes in the cybersecurity field, it is essential to identify and watch the top CISOs in the field, who, with their vast knowledge and understanding of the cyberspace, contribute greatly to it.
The Cyber Express team has prepared a list of the Top 50 CISOs to watch out for in 2023, shining a spotlight on individuals who have showcased extraordinary capabilities and left an indelible mark on the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.
Here are the top 50 CISOs to keep an eye on in 2023!
|Name of The Top 50 CISO||Company|
|1. Dan Lohrmann||Field CISO for the public sector at Presidio|
|2. Dave Lewis||Global Advisory CISO, Cisco|
|3. Celia Mantshiyane||MTN South Africa|
|4. David B. Cross||Senior Vice President, CISO, Oracle SaaS Cloud|
|5. Babitha BP,||Catholic Syrian Bank|
|6. Rinki Sethi||VP & CISO, Bill.com|
|7. Olivia Rose||CISO and Founder, Rose CISO Group|
|8. Saloni Vijay||VP & CISO, VOIS (Vodafone Intelligent Solutions)|
|9. Trupti Purandare||Head – Infrastructure & CISO, Godrej Capital|
|10. Jaya Baloo||KPN Telecom|
|11. Deneen DeFiore||VP & CISO, United Airlines|
|12. Dr Rebecca Wynn||Global Chief Security Strategist & CISO, Click Solutions Group|
|13. Kirsten Davies||Unilever|
|14. Jadee Hanson||Code42|
|15. Colleen Rose||Barclays UK|
|16. Phil Venables||VP – Google / Chief Information Security Officer, Google Cloud|
|17. CJ Moses||CISO and VP of Security Engineering, Amazon Web Services|
|18. Bret Arsenault||CVP, CISO, Microsoft|
|19. Koos Lodewijkx||Vice President, CISO, IBM|
|20. Mandy Andress||Elastic|
|21. Niall Browne||SVP, CISO, Palo Alto Networks|
|22. Kevin Cross||SVP, CISO, Dell Technologies|
|23. Anne Marie Zettlemoyer||CyCognito|
|24. Josh Yavor||Tessian|
|25. Jeff Costlow||Deputy CISO, ExtraHop|
|26. Andrew Obadiaru||Cobalt|
|27. Michael Beck||Global CISO, Darktrace|
|28. Bernard Brantley||Corelight. Inc|
|29. Ryan Kazanciyan||Wiz|
|30. Sounil Yu||JupiterOne|
|31. Rick Holland||ReliaQuest|
|32. Chris Morales||Netenrich, Inc.|
|33. John Burger||ReliaQuest|
|34. Ryan D||NS1|
|35. Marc Woolward||CTO and CISO, vArmour|
|36. Brian Spanswick||CISO and Head of IT, Cohesity|
|37. Yugendra Gunturi||Confidential|
|38. Sammit Potdar||Lupin|
|39. Gary Hayslip||SoftBank Investment Advisers|
|40. Chris H||Aquia Inc|
|41. Mike Miller||Appalachia Technologies, LLC|
|42. Mohit Srivastava||Perfios|
|43. Kamaiah Nadavala||Upstox|
|44. Gary Coverdale||County of Santa Barbara|
|45. Justin Dellaportas||Syniverse|
|46. Nico Waisman||Lyft|
|47. Ash Hunt||Apex Group Ltd|
|48. Sreeni Venugopal||Group CIO and CISO, KIMSHEALTH|
|49. Manmeet||Head IT & CISO, IEX (Indian Energy Exchange)|
|50. Seema Sharma||CISO, Servify|
It is essential to not only keep tab of the increasingly complex cybersecurity landscape but also follow experts and leaders, whose expertise, strategic vision, and relentless commitment contribute immensely to the field.
By staying abreast of the latest trends, embracing emerging technologies, and fostering a culture of cybersecurity, these top 50 CISOs will undoubtedly continue to shape the future of cybersecurity in the years to come.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story on Top 50 CISOs to watch in 2023! We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Do tell us who is your favorite CISO, and why? Please share your answer in the comments section below.