Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist
Mark Weatherford is the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at Coalfire and the Founding Partner at Aspen Chartered Consulting where he focuses on national cybersecurity policy issues and cybersecurity thought leadership.

Mark has held a variety of executive level cybersecurity roles including Chief Strategy Officer at the National Cybersecurity Center, VP & Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, SVP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, Principal at The Chertoff Group, VP & Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, and the first Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Colorado. He was also appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008 to serve as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer and in 2011 he was appointed in the Obama Administration as the nation’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mark is a former U.S. Naval Officer where he served as the Director of Navy Computer Network Defense Operations, Director of the Navy Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT), and established the Navy’s first operational red team.

Mark is an investor in cybersecurity start-ups, a Board Director, and on the Advisory Board of several cybersecurity technology companies where he has a successful track record in helping startups from founding to acquisition. Among his many professional awards, he is an inductee into the 2023 Global Cyber Security Hall of Fame, the 2021 International CSO Hall of Fame, and the 2018 Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame.

Speaking in:

June 6
2:45 pm3:30 pm
Zellman Group Stage, 104 C, Level 1
The rapid maturation of new artificial intelligence technologies is changing the landscape of cybersecurity and fraud threats and defenses. Cyber adversaries are using AI to carry out targeted phishing and social engineering attacks and facilitate scams. Retailers can also use AI tools to improve their defenses against cyber threats and fraud. And retail cyber leaders also face new… Read more