About the Speaker
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    Drew Simonis
    VP & Deputy CISO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Drew Simonis is a Vice President and serves as the Deputy CISO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He has worked in some of the largest and most complex environments in the public sector and the private sector with firms such as IBM, AT&T, EDS and Symantec. Prior to joining HPE, Drew spent 8 years as the CISO for Willis Group Holdings (now Willis Towers Watson). Insurance exposed Drew to formal risk management and analysis methodologies and is also where he began to develop an affinity for quantitative measurement of cyber risk as a better means to justify a security program and engage with business leadership. Drew has co-authored several books on security technology and architecture and articles on cyber organizational paradigms. Drew lives in North Texas and holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from James Madison University.