Grant Bourzikas

Grant Bourzikas

CISO & VP of Applied Data Science - McAfee

Grant Bourzikas is chief information security officer (CISO) and vice president of the Data Science Applied Research group.

As CISO, he is responsible for McAfee’s cybersecurity and physical security strategy, including security architecture and solutions delivery, security governance, risk and vulnerability, and security operations and intelligence programs. As McAfee’s Customer Zero, he is responsible for protecting the McAfee organization by implementing and operationalizing McAfee endpoint security, advanced threat detection, security and event management, and the Data Threat Intelligence Insights Platform. In addition, he leads our Data Science organization, which is focused on defining the overall data strategy and governance for McAfee Labs.

Prior to this role, he spent 19 years in cybersecurity strategy, architecture, engineering, and operations. He is a four-time CISO, having expanded his experience at a Fortune 500 gaming company, a top financial services bank and brokerage organization, and a Fortune 500 critical infrastructure utility company. He began his career in public accounting, during which he led cybersecurity strategy and assessment consulting teams.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and is a certified public accountant. He is currently working on his master’s degree in data science and machine learning at Southern Methodist University. He was named one of Computerworld’s "40 Innovative People to Watch, Under the Age of 40."