Todd Fitzgerald, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPM, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, ISO27000, and ITILv3 certified, is Managing Director and CISO of CISO Spotlight, LLC.
Todd has built and led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs for 20 years across multiple industries, named 2016-17 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, and Information Security Executive (ISE) Award Finalist, and named Ponemon Institute Fellow. Fitzgerald coauthored with Micki Krause the first professional organization Chief Information Security Officer book, CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (Auerbach, 2008). Todd also authored Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard (Auerbach, 2012), and co-authored Certified Chief Information Security Officer Body of Knowledge (E-C Council, 2014), and has contributed to over a dozen others. Fitzgerald has participated in the development of materials for the Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK, Information Security Handbook Series, ISACA COBIT 5 for Information Security, and ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals.
Fitzgerald is a top-rated RSA Conference speaker and is frequently called upon to present at international, national and local conferences for Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Information Systems security Association (ISSA), Management Information Systems Training Institute (MISTI), COSAC, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, T.E.N., and others. Fitzgerald serves on the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin Board of Directors (2002-present), Milwaukee Area Technical College Security Advisory Board, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse College of Business Administration Board of Advisors.
Prior senior leadership includes SVP, CAO Information Security Northern Trust, Global CISO Grant Thornton International, Ltd, Global CISO ManpowerGroup, Medicare Security Officer/External Audit Oversight WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, CISO North & Latin America Zeneca/Syngenta and senior Information Technology leadership positions with IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.
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