Russell Pierce

Executive Director, Executive Advisory - Office of the CISO

Russell Pierce is an information technology, risk and information security executive with more than 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector. In his current role as an executive director within the Office of the CISO executive advisory team at Optiv, he works with federal chief information security officers and senior agency officials as a trusted advisor helping to assess, develop, guide and improve information security management programs while ensuring alignment with agency goals, objectives and obligations.


What Changes will EO 13800 Bring to Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure?

· By Russell Pierce ·

Anyone who has held the position of CIO or CISO in a government agency or bureau can tell you implementing an effective information risk management program has been more of a journey then a destination; and anyone who is surprised that we as a nation have struggled to protect our applications, data and infrastructure hasn’t been following the news.

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