M. K. Palmore is the Vice President, Field Chief Security Officer (Americas) at Palo Alto Networks. He currently serves to enhance client relationships through strategic engagement and advisory services as a leader within Insight by Palo Alto Networks. He provides cybersecurity thought leadership and evangelism on the cyber threat landscape, emerging threats and the digital transformation of Palo Alto Networks customers.
M. K. Palmore served as the Head of the Cyber Security Branch for FBI San Francisco and is a 21-year veteran of the FBI. His responsibilities included the strategic and tactical operational management of several teams of cyber intrusion investigators, computer scientists, analysts and digital forensics personnel charged with conducting and supporting investigations of cyber threat actors in both criminal and national security intrusion matters.
Additionally, Mr. Palmore leads the San Francisco Division’s internal security and risk apparatus. Mr. Palmore’s leadership and investigative experiences include: Cyber Security, Crisis Response/Management, Risk-Management Advisory Services and Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Intelligence Development. Mr. Palmore’s cyber security certifications include the ISACA – CISM, ISC2 – CISSP and the Carnegie Mellon University CISO Certificate. He earned a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a MBA from Pepperdine University where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Information Systems Department for graduate studies. Prior to the FBI, Mr. Palmore served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
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