Webroot Hires Gary Hayslip as CISO
April 17, 2017
Hayslip has joined Webroot as chief information security officer (CISO).
Hayslip will guide the company's information security program and
contribute to product strategy. His real-world expertise will help
ensure Webroot meets and anticipates the needs of its millions of
consumer customers and more than 160,000 business customers.
"Gary has been at the leading edge of cybersecurity innovation for
decades, most recently with his Smart City initiative for San Diego,"
said John Post, chief financial officer of Webroot. "He literally
co-wrote the book on best practices for CISOs, and will strengthen our
internal InfoSec rigor, while serving as the voice of our most advanced
customers for product development."
Hayslip will provide enterprise risk management for Webroot, helping the
company cultivate its security program in a flexible and secure manner
to meet Webroot's growing needs. He will be responsible for the
development and implementation of all information security strategies at
Webroot, including the creation and enforcement of the company's
information security policies, standards, procedures and internal
controls. In his role, Hayslip will regularly interface with customers,
especially MSPs, to help them realize the potential of advanced
cybersecurity to build their businesses.
is a forward-leaning company in the security space," Hayslip said. "I'm
excited to lead conversations around the 'Internet of Everything,' and
focus on helping partners build profitable security practices."
Before joining Webroot, Hayslip was CISO and deputy director for the
City of San Diego where he was the driving force behind the Smart City
initiative. Additionally, Hayslip worked with local, regional, state and
federal agencies on issues related to cybersecurity and the protection
of local government critical infrastructure. He is co-chair for
Cybertech and an active member of ISSA, ISACA, OWASP, and InfraGard.
Hayslip's certifications include CISSP, CISA, and CRISC, and more than
25 years' experience in information security. He is a co-author of the
CISO Desk Reference Guide.