As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of San Diego, Gary advises the City of San Diego’s executive leadership consisting of Mayoral, City Council, and 40+ city departments and agencies on protecting city government information resources. Gary oversees citywide cyber security strategy and the enterprise cyber security program, operations, compliance and risk assessment services. His mission includes creating a “risk aware” culture that places high value on securing city information resources and protecting personal information entrusted to the City of San Diego. Gary also serves as the Public Sector Co-Chair for the Securing Our eCity Foundations “Critical Infrastructure Program” (CIP) workgroup. As the Public Sector Co-Chair this role provides strategic direction and the development of cybersecurity policies and plans in relation to the protection of both public and private critical infrastructure resources. As a CIP Chairman, Gary also fosters collaboration of public, private and federal leaders for the purposes of improving cybersecurity, cyber education and economic development to build a more secure and prosperous San Diego. Gary’s previous information security roles include multiple CISO, Director of IT, Senior Network Architect and Senior Information Security Analyst roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty) and the U.S. Federal Government. Gary is involved in the cybersecurity and technology start-up community in San Diego where he is on the Board of Advisors for both Cyberhive and Brier & Thorn. He is an active member of ISSA, ISACA, HTCIA, INFRAGARD, and holds numerous professional certifications including: CISSP, CISA, and CRISC. He holds a BS in Information Systems Management, Masters in Business Administration, and has over 25 years of experience in Information Security, Enterprise Risk Management, and Threat Mitigation.