The CISO Stories Podcast Episode #69 – May 10, 2022

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1. Deliver Your Board Message with Context and Confidence! – 10:00 AM-10:30 AM


A key function of the CISO is to provide an accurate organizational picture of the risk the organization is currently accepting and communicate the strategy for enhancing the security maturity in support of the business goals. The way you prepare and communicate is just as important as the message. Join us as we discuss how to improve the delivery of the message.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/CISOSTORIES_JasonWitty_Article.pdf

Witty, J. 2019. Projecting Confidence when Presenting to the Board of Directors. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pgs. 493-4. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.


Jason Witty

Jason Witty – Chief Security Officer at USAA

Jason Witty serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at United Services Automobile Association (USAA), accountable for Information Security, Physical Security, Privacy, Operational Resiliency, Crisis Management and Corporate Investigations across the firm, which provides insurance, investing and banking solutions to members of the U.S. military, veterans who have honorably served, and their families.

He is an award-winning CIO/CISO and a certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) with more than 28 years of experience in technology and information risk management. Prior to his current role, Jason was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Cybersecurity & Technology Controls and the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at J.P. Morgan Chase. There, he had responsibility for the firm’s cybersecurity, technology controls and technology resiliency programs. Before that, Jason held several leadership roles at U.S. Bancorp and Bank of America, including EVP and CISO.

Jason has also provided extensive industry leadership throughout his career, including within the financial sector. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) and served as the Chair of the Financial Services and Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) from 2014-2019. He previously served as the Sector Chief for Financial Services in FBI Chicago’s Infragard program.

Jason has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University. He is married to Veronica, and they are the proud parents of three children.



Todd Fitzgerald- Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative


Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.