Former CISO State of Texas
Brian’s information security career stretches back to 1997 as an Engineering Manager after which Brian’s technical and leadership abilities saw him rise from Senior Information Security Manager to Chief Information Security Officer, first in the private sector and then in successive positions in state government culminating as CISO for the State of Texas.
Brian returned to the private sector (non-profit) as Executive Director for the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) to provide retail industry collaboration to share intelligence on cyber threats, vulnerabilities, mitigation, and remediation. Stepping back again into the private sector, Brian shares his energy and knowledge as the founder and CEO of Riskceptional Strategies LLC.
Brian holds multiple information security certifications including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).