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Security Magazine Lists 19 Most Influential People in Security for 2016

cyberSecurity Magazine has unveiled its list of the 19 Most Influential People in Security for 2016 in an article published Sept. 1.

Diane Ritchey writes colleagues and associates nominated the top security leaders based on leadership qualities and the impact of their security projects and programs on shareholders, their organizations, their peers, the public and the overall security landscape.

The 19 leaders include Timothy Murphy, president of Thomson Reuters Special Services; Alfred Grasso, Mitre president and CEO; and Chris Rackow, Google vice president of global security.

Murphy previously worked at FBI where he held roles such as deputy director, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the bureau and special agent in charge of the Cincinnati field office.

Grasso oversees Mitre’s overall strategic and business operations for the federally funded research and development centers that the nonprofit company manages.

Rackow previously served as a senior vice president and chief resilience officer at AECOM and as security VP at ABB Inc.

Other leaders and executives that made the list include:

  • David Burrill, Burrill Green CEO
  • William Evanina, national counterintelligence executive and National Counterintelligence and Security Center director
  • Richard Fenton, Ilitch Holdings vice president for corporate security, safety and investigations
  • Antonio Gaona, CEMEX global security head
  • Florian Haacke, RWE chief security officer
  • Steven Harrold, Corning Inc. vice president of the global security division
  • Michael Hayden, The Chertoff Group principal
  • Sandra Hutchens, Major County Sheriffs Association president
  • Kirsten Meskill, BASF global security director
  • Kirstjen Nielsen, chair of the World Economic Forum’s global agenda council on risk and resilience
  • Ken Senser, Walmart Stores senior vice president of global security, aviation and travel
  • Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer
  • James Weston, chief of the research and information support center at the State Department’s overseas security advisory council
  • Larry Wilson, University of Massachusetts chief information security officer
  • Jeff Young, Fraser Health executive director of integrated protection services
  • Juan Zarate, chairman of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance and the Financial Integrity Network

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