Gary Hayslip brings over 25 years of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to his role as the Director of Information Security, CISO, for SoftBank Investment Advisers. Hayslip’s previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software.
Hayslip is a proven cybersecurity professional; he has established a reputation as a highly skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. Hayslip recently co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2 and The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs, which are considered among the leading books on enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. Hayslip is currently on four security & technology advisory boards and writes for Forbes Technology Council. Hayslip is an active member of the cyber community with memberships in the professional organizations ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. He currently holds several professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC and has earned a BS in information systems management from University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.