Larry Lidz is the Cloud CISO for Cisco. In this role he established and oversees the organization that protects Cisco’s front door for customers. His team is focused on all aspects of cloud security - from DevSecOps to security operations to compliance and everything in between.

Larry has over 20 years of experience in Information Security, and has practical experience communicating complex security issues to all manners of audiences, including senior business executives and Boards of Directors.

Prior to joining Cisco, Larry was the SVP & Global CISO for CNA Insurance, where he extended the security program to be global in nature, regularly briefed both the US and UK-based Boards, implemented an effective security and IT assurance program, implemented an innovative multi-vendor SOC solution, and drove an exercise-based business resiliency program to ensure that business could continue through all sorts of disruptions.

He holds a BS from the University of Chicago and an MS from Northwestern University.