About the Speaker
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    Dr. Adrian M. Mayers, Moderator
    VP & CISO, Premera Blue Cross

    Dr. Adrian M. Mayers joined Premera Blue Cross in November 2019 as Vice President, IT and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Premera Blue Cross. Dr. Mayers is responsible for providing and optimizing an enterprise-wide security program and architecture that minimizes risk, enables business imperatives, and further strengthens Premera’s security posture. He works closely with Premera’s leadership team to establish and maintain a comprehensive program to protect employees, information assets, and technologies, and mature the corporate culture from security awareness to accountability.

    Before joining Premera, Dr. Mayers held senior management positions at Vertafore, Microsoft, Nokia, and Securiguard. He has a strong passion for remaining on the cutting edge of technology and business innovation. Throughout his 25-year career, he has dealt with various aspects of corporate security, such as anti-fraud operations, cybersecurity, intellectual property protection, counterespionage, and loss prevention.

    He holds multiple professional certifications, including CISM, CCSP, CFE, CISA, and CDPSE. He earned his doctorate in Business Administration specializing in International Business from Northcentral University, an MBA from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in cybersecurity from Harvard University, a graduate certificate in counterintelligence from the American Military University, a certificate in digital transformation from MIT, and an engineering technologies diploma from John Abbott College. His academic research pursuits focus on national security, intelligence, special operations forces, cyber warfare, and foreign policy.