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Tom Patterson      

Global Security Solutions at Unisys; Author of Mapping Security

Selected as a 2015 global thought leader on trust, Tom is a dynamic silicon valley security executive with Government, corporate, global, and big-four executive experience, leveraging his immersion in all facets of security to improve businesses around the world. Having served as a CSO (MCC), big-four partner (Deloitte), chief eCommerce strategist (IBM), and a founder of a tech startup backed by the Carlyle Group, Tom thrives on delivering the real security benefits that build trust and grow businesses.

Tom has leads Global Security Solutions at Unisys, defending many of the worlds enterprises by leading both the advanced technical teams necessary to stop threats, and the strategic board/executive advisory services necessary to prevent them. Prior to this role Tom has run global security professional services businesses, served on 3 public boards, provided governance to early stage companies, and written a book on security (Mapping Security) that Wired’s editor said “speaks directly to businesspeople around the globe” and Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist called “compelling and practical.”

As a global thought leader that is accepted in C-suites and board rooms around the world, Tom has lectured on security at both the Wharton School and Cal Poly, frequently keynotes at corporate and government events and is a regular guest security analyst for media. He has helped secure projects as diverse as the launches of a space shuttle and aircraft carrier, protected oil rigs, banks and hospitals from terrorists, organized criminals, and foreign intelligence services, as well as protected high profile programs at the U.N. & United Way.

The common thread to Tom’s diverse security career is building and projecting the trust that is necessary to compete. With his Top Secret clearances, Tom also works pro bono with Congress, Federal law enforcement, and the intelligence and counter-intelligence communities, and has contributed to Presidential Executive Orders.

Speech Topics


War stories in Cyber Security

What the Future Holds in Cyber Security

Security in Healthcare

Security in Financial Services

Public/Private Security

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