Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford


Mark Weatherford is Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour. He has more than 20 years of security operations leadership and executive-level policy experience in some of the largest and most critical public and private sector organizations in the world including roles as:

• Principal at The Chertoff Group
• Appointed by President Obama as DHS’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity
• VP and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
• Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer
• Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Colorado
• US Navy Cryptologic Officer

In addition, Mark was:

• Selected as SC Magazine’s “CSO of the Year” award in 2010
• Named one of the “10 Most Influential People in Government Information Security” by GovInfoSecurity in both 2012 and 2013
• Selected for the 2013 CSO Compass Award for leadership achievements in the security community

(Your) Inevitable Path to the Cloud
Like the switch from steam to electric power a century ago, the shift to cloud computing is inevitable—in fact, it’s already here. But what this brings in efficiency, it misses in security as the lack of visibility in the virtual environment allows too much room for malicious activity. This presentation details the structure and blind spots of data centers and cloud environments and addresses ideas for companies to consider in securing their data assets.

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