New US CISO appointments, August 2022

Keep up with news of CSO, CISO, and other senior security executive appointments.

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Jeremy Rodgers joins Florida as State CISO
Prior to joining Florida Digital Service, Mr. Rodgers served as a client-architect partner with the US Dept. of Defense, the intelligence community and other governmental entities. Prior to that, he focused on operations at US Cyber Command and served as a cyber-intel division officer with the Navy Reserve. (H/t Government Tech)

Keith Squires joins the University of Utah as CSO
Prior to joining the University of Utah, Mr. Squires served in former Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet. He spent years in public safety, including 31 years as a law enforcement officer, Homeland Security Advisor, leading the State Bureau of Investigations and Utah Highway Patrol, and worked as an advisor to the US Director of National Intelligence. (H/t Security Magazine)

Terry Phillips joins Leidos as SVP, CSO
Prior to joining Leidos, Mr. Phillips was executive director of the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and the Office of Special Projects. He also served as director of counterintelligence for the OSI and the European Command in addition to his post as US counterintelligence representative to NATO. Phillips led operations for the OSI Anti-Terrorism Specialty Team, and he earned a Bronze Star Medal for his service as special agent in charge of the Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq. (H/t ExecutiveBiz)

Jason Witty joins USAA as SVP, CSO
Prior to joining USAA, Mr. Witty was the CIO of cybersecurity & technology controls and global CISO at J.P. Morgan Chase, he also held leadership roles at U.S. Bancorp and Bank of America. Witty is an award-winning senior executive and certified Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) with more than 28 years of experience in information risk management. He was named to the 2021 CSO Hall of Fame and was recently awarded the ISE® North America "Executive of the Year" and ISE® Central "People's Choice" Award.  (H/t Yahoo)

John Mbuthia joins Gore Mutual Insurance Company as CISO
Prior to joining Gore Mutual Insurance Company as the company’s first CISO, Mr. Mbuthia worked as Director of Cyber Security and Chief Technology Officer for Canadian operations at Coca Cola. He has a Master of Science in Information Security Management from the University of Fairfax and has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kenyatta University. He also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from ISC2. (H/t Security Magazine)

Howard Whyte joins Truist as CISO
Prior to joining Truist Financial Cooperation, Mr. Whyte was CISO and VP of information security for The Boeing Company. Prior to that he served as CIO and chief privacy officer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, led the Threat Management Center at Goldman Sachs and served as the CISO at NASA. (H/t Yahoo)

Simon Scully promoted to VP & CISO at Venerable
Scully joined Venerable in 2018 as AVP, IT security, with responsibility for leading the security operations team. Prior to Venerable, Scully served for more than six years as IT Security Director at Voya Financial. (H/t PR Newswire)

Paul Calatayud joins Aqua Security as CISO
Prior to joining the container security platform provider, Calatayud most recently served as CSO at Palo Alto Networks. He previously held security leadership roles at Surescripts, UnitedHealth Group, Vesta Corp., and Best Buy. (H/t Businesswire)

Don Boian joins Hound Labs as CISO
Prior to joining the startup breath analysis technology company, Boian served as the security outreach director and CISO for Huntington Bank. Before joining Huntington Bank, he spent 30 years at the NSA where he held many leadership positions including associate deputy director for TechSIGINT and ground capabilities, chief mission control capabilities, technical director for the chief of operations US CYBERCOM, signals intelligence directorate cyber lead, TAO director of operations, and chief of the remote operations center. Boian retired as a defense intelligence senior executive, working both offensive and defensive cyber operations. (H/t GlobeNewswire)

Ketan Shah joins the City of Philadelphia as CISO
Shah is the city’s first full-time CISO since 2018. He most recently served as CISO of HR software company PrimePay. He previously held security and compliance roles at Philips BioTel Heart and Ogilvy, among others. (H/t GovTech)

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