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Tim Callahan

SVP and Global CSO, Aflac [NYSE: AFL]

Tim Callahan joined Aflac as the Chief Information Security Officer in April 2014. He is responsible for the Aflac Global Security Program which includes Technology Risk Management, Physical and Logical Information Asset Protection, Information Security Program, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Cyber Security Operations and Incident Response, Information Technology Compliance and Risk Management, Security Engineering, Business Resiliency and Disaster Recovery. Tim is the executive responsible for the protection and availability of the information assets for the world’s leading provider of supplemental and voluntary insurance. He leads various security and risk committees and structures to help business partners accelerate in a safe and sound manner, while protecting Aflac clients.

Prior to Aflac, Tim was Senior Vice President, Business Continuity and Information Assurance at SunTrust Bank. Tim was responsible for SunTrust’s Corporate Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Security Monitoring and Investigation, Business Resumption, Disaster Recovery, Incident Response/Crisis Management,Technology Risk Project Office, Records and Information Management programs. He led a team of professional risk managers in ensuring the protection, preservation, and availability of critical corporate information and resources.

He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified Information Security Manger, and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, a Certified Project Manager, and Competent Toastmaster. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science from University of the State of New York.

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Because most information security executives work for companies where security isn’t their product or service, security often is seen as a cost center and not a profit center. That’s not to say these organizations don’t see security as a high priority, especially in the financial services industry (e.g., banking, investment, and insurance) or in...
Criminals: Motivated Primarily by Profit It is a different day and age today than it was 20 years ago. The advent of big data has given rise to the big data criminal whose only goal is to disrupt for personal or ideological gain. The threat is comprised of three major threat actor groups: criminal, hacktivist, and nation-state. The criminal is motivated primarily by...
There has been a lot of talk in the industry about companies and organizations taking a more offensive cybersecurity position and developing counterattack or hack-back strategies against these attackers. It may sound noble to take the fight to the cybercriminal and punish them directly; however, it could be dangerous and likely expose the company to liability, as...