Bob has been involved in security for most of his career, initially in physical security as a law enforcement officer. In those years Bob acquired a broad range of expertise and experience in all areas of security, including third-party security, risk assessment, architecture, design, policy development, deployment, incident response and investigation and enterprise solution deployments in areas including intrusion detection, data protection, compliance, and incident reporting and response.
Most recently, he was the head of PayPal’s Global Third-Party Security & Inspections team, developing the program from the ground up into a state-of-the-art risk management program.
In a previous role as chief information security officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he led the Pennsylvania Information Security Architecture program to win the 2007 award for outstanding achievement in information technology by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).
Bob has been named a CSO of the Year finalist for the SC Magazine Awards and was nominated as the Information Security Executive of the Year, North America. Additionally, his team was a finalist in the SC Magazine Awards for Best Security Team.
Bob’s certifications include CRISC, CTPRP and OpenFAIR.