Protecting Your Intellectual Property – Michael Boucher – CSP #77

As CISOs embark on implementing an Intellectual Property protection effort, they are often met with resistance, being challenged as to the necessity of the effort. Join Michael as he shares his experience in winning the support for his efforts to properly classify and secure the information and systems.

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Boucher, M. 2019. Data Protection: Security Intellectual Property In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pgs. 371-2. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

Full Episode Show Notes

Protecting Your Intellectual Property


Michael Boucher

Michael Boucher – CISO, Americas at JLL




Mike has over 20 years of information security experience working in the financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and real estate industries. Mike joined JLL in 2018 as the CISO for the Americas and is responsible for the information security and compliance programs across 12 countries and supporting over twenty thousand users. Prior to JLL, Mike held information security leadership roles at FTD, PwC and Xerox. Mike received a B.A. from Lewis University, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and he maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.


Todd Fitzgerald

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.