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Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) were formed to promote the centralized sharing of threat intelligence within a particular sector. These have grown since the first ISAC in the late 1990’s and now represent over 20 industry sectors. Grant shares his experience in working with an ISAC and how this benefited his organization and the broader CISO community.
To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit: https://securityweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/CISOSTORIES_Grant_Sewell_Article.pdf
Sewell, G. 2019. Experience with an Information Sharing and Analysis Center. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 116. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. www.amazon.com/author/toddfitzgerald.
Lessons Learned from Building an ISAC
Grant Sewell – Director of Security at AHEAD
Grant Sewell is an award-winning technology executive with core competencies in cyber security, architecture, risk assurance, privacy, and governance. He has over fifteen years of diverse industry expertise leading technology programs in financial services, consumer products, retail, and federal government service, with proven success driving change in complex, regulated enterprises. In 2021, Grant was named a top cyber security leader by Security Magazine. He holds numerous industry certifications and is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences.
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.