DJ Goldsworthy is Vice President of Security Operations and Threat Management at Aflac. He is responsible for driving the strategy for security operations, incident response, threat management, vulnerability management, security administration and application security, with a focus on global security practices. He is also global practice lead for the Aflac Global Threat and Vulnerability Management team. For the past two years, Goldsworthy oversaw the implementation of a cutting-edge global threat intelligence system, while implementing an award-winning vulnerability management program and establishing a proven security analytics practice for monitoring threats.

Prior to joining Aflac in 2014, Goldsworthy was senior manager of a financial services managed security services provider, where he implemented a 24/7 year-round security operations center and led the Research and Development division, delivering the market’s first advanced malware protection service.

Goldsworthy has 13 years of experience in information security, with specialization in the insurance and financial services vertical markets and managed security services. His career began in operations as a security engineer, identifying and responding to security incidents and providing support for critical security infrastructure for more than 1,000 U.S. financial institutions. He advanced to security operations manager, leading a team of 18 engineers in security incident and event monitoring and client support for five years before serving as director of Research and Development for three years.

An industry thought leader, Goldsworthy has spoken at numerous banking security conferences and events, generally on topics of emerging threats, malware and security best practices. He spoke at the Splunk .conf2016 on the topic of user and entity behavioral analytics. In 2017, he will deliver the keynote at Stalwart System’s Annual Conference and will speak at the CSO50 Conference on best practices in threat intelligence.

A member of ISACA’s Atlanta Chapter and an advisory council member for three large security firms, Goldsworthy mentors and advises individuals looking to transition from IT into information security. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management information systems from the University of Georgia.