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Stephen D Ward


The Home Depot
Stephen Ward is the Chief Information Security Officer at The Home Depot, where he provides progressive direction over cybersecurity and technology risk. He is also a Board Member of Mimecast, a publicly traded security company and Cloudknox, a startup security company. Stephen also advises cybersecurity startup CEOs on the best approach to bringing groundbreaking security technologies to the market. Stephen believes that technology is truly changing the world with astonishing benefits, but will never take the place of compassion, empathy and understanding of other’s differences.

Stephen has over 20 years of experience in both physical security, cybersecurity and technology risk acquired throughout his career in both the private sector (U.S. Secret Service) and public sector (JPMorgan Chase and TIAA). Stephen is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and graduated from Seton Hall University. He is a passionate autism advocate inspired by his amazing son and the need for all special needs children to live incredible lives.

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Thursday Sep 24
12:45 - 1:15 PM
Modern devices like beacons, sensors, interactive kiosks, inventory robots, and point of sale devices are transforming the way retailers do business. But they also create an expanded attack surface which attackers can exploit. So, how do you find... Read more