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Mark Weatherford


Global Information Security Strategist
Booking Holdings
Mark Weatherford is the Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings where he works with their brand companies that include, Priceline, Agoda, Kayak, BookingGo, and OpenTable to create secure technology travel products for their millions of customers around the world.

He has held a variety of executive level cybersecurity roles including the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, a Principal at The Chertoff Group, and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he led the cybersecurity program and worked with over 3,000 electric utility companies across North America.

In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer and in 2011 he was appointed by President Obama as the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity.

As a former U.S. Navy Cryptology Officer, Mr. Weatherford led the United States Navy’s Computer Network Defense operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT).

Mr. Weatherford is an investor and on the Advisory Boards at a number of security technology startup companies.

Speaking in:

Tuesday Jun 11
12:00 - 4:15 PM
201 D, Level 2

New this year for retailers! The NRF Cybersecurity Workshop, powered by PwC and the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology program, will provide an opportunity for retail sector CISOs and other senior leaders to engage... Read more

Tuesday Jun 11
2:40 - 3:25 PM

This panel will examine steps that companies can take to build a culture of security – not only in the CISO function, but among all stakeholders in... Read more