Category: Faces of Security

Faces of Security profiles members of the security community, sharing their personal experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the industry and its workforce.

Faces of Security: Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University

“The No. 1 cybersecurity issue always is the human factor,” said Dr. Lorie Faith Cranor, whose work has had a major impact on industry standards. Cranor is Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute and FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon […]

Faces of Security: Adam Gyrion from The Walt Disney Company

Adam Gyrion is the Senior Manager of Global Security Technology at The Walt Disney Company. He joined the team in 2022 and oversees the day-to-day operations support they provide to business unit partners across the organization. “In practice, that means I lead a team of analysts and system architects who are responsible for the design, […]

Faces of Security: Frank Santamorena from the U.S. Treasury Department

Frank Santamorena, an industry veteran who also runs his own consultancy and has past ties to television, works at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Senior Physical Security Specialist. Three years ago, the federal agency appointed Santamorena to serve as a technical advisor and subject matter expert helping oversee the security of Internal […]

Faces of Security: Scott Ashworth from Overtime Elite

Like many security professionals, Scott Ashworth began his career in law enforcement before transitioning to corporate security. Now, Ashworth is Head of Security for Overtime Elite (OTE), a new sports league that aims to offer high school basketball stars a different path to the NBA. Backed by major investors such as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, rapper […]

Faces of Security: Bobby Louissaint from Meta

Why would Bobby Louissaint, a busy security leader at a tech giant, feel the need to get personally involved in mentoring others and promoting diversity? “Well, number one, because I’m black,” he said. “People don’t realize how hard it is to be black in the security industry.” In Total Security Advisor‘s latest “Faces of Security” […]

Faces of Security: Noureen Njoroge from Nike

Noureen Njoroge, Director of Global Cyber Threat Intelligence at Nike, has dedicated her life to solving problems, leading teams, and mentoring others, especially women entering the cybersecurity field. As a global keynote speaker and winner of several industry awards, Njoroge has vast knowledge of business management, threat mitigation, and data privacy. Before joining Nike, she […]

Faces of Security: Kim Hooper from Amazon

Remember when Amazon was mostly an online BOOK store? Wow, things have changed! The company has exploded into an e-commerce giant, entertainment producer, and provider of a bunch more other tech and services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions relied on Amazon to deliver essential goods (and, let’s admit it, some non-essential impulse buys) to their […]

Faces of Security: Scott Levy from Mayo Clinic

Because of a family business during his childhood, Scott Levy was raised in the security industry; it’s in his blood. Now a nationally recognized healthcare security expert, Scott serves as Senior Manager of Global Security and Visitor Support for Mayo Clinic locations in Arizona. He also serves on the enterprise security leadership team for Mayo Clinic, one […]

Faces of Security: Larry Thompson from the NBA’s Orlando Magic

“I’ve never been accused of being short on words,” joked Larry Thompson, Director of Security for the Orlando Magic, as he provided his in-depth interview responses for Total Security Advisor’s latest “Faces of Security” profile. But, as a man whose storied career includes stints helping protect both our nation’s leaders and professional sports players, Thompson […]

Faces of Security: Jim Sawyer from Seattle Children’s Hospital

Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Faces of Security,” a new Q&A series profiling industry experts across various sectors. For our first profile, we at Total Security Advisor opted to focus on a sector particularly hard hit by the ongoing pandemic: healthcare. However, Jim Sawyer, Security Director at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has a lot more […]