Les has over twenty years’ experience in information security consulting and advisory services. He has held the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a credit card company and ILC bank, founded a computer training and IT outsourcing company in Europe, directed the security and network technology practice for Cambridge Technology Partners across Europe and helped several security technology firms develop their initial product strategy. Les founded and managed Teradata’s Information Security, Data Privacy and Regulatory Compliance Center of Excellence, was Chief Security Strategist at Protegrity was Vice President of Security Strategy at BlueTalon and is now Chief Security Strategist at SecuPi. He is a frequent speaker on data centric protection and privacy at various conferences and trade shows.
Les holds a BS in MIS, CISSP, CISA, ITIL and other relevant industry certifications.