Global Information Security Strategist
Mark Weatherford is the Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings where he works with their brand companies that include Booking.com,
Priceline, Agoda, Kayak, BookingGo, and OpenTable to create secure technology travel products for their millions of customers around the world.
He has held a variety of executive level cybersecurity roles including the Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour, a Principal at The Chertoff Group, and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he led the cybersecurity program and worked with over 3,000 electric utility companies across North America.
In 2008 he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as California’s first Chief Information Security Officer and in 2011 he was appointed by President Obama as the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity.
As a former U.S. Navy Cryptology Officer, Mr. Weatherford led the United States Navy’s Computer Network Defense operations and the Naval Computer Incident Response Team (NAVCIRT).
Mr. Weatherford is an investor and on the Advisory Boards at a number of security technology startup companies.