IronGate Cyber Risk, LLC
Paul has thirty years’ experience in Information Technology, with twenty
years directly in Information Security. He has successfully build and lead
Information Security and Risk Management functions in fast-paced, highly
regulated, highly audited, multi-client environments. Comfortable in both the
board room and the datacenter, Paul brings a strong technical background and an
exceptional business sense that combined, deliver balanced results addressing
business requirements, regulatory demands, and risk mitigation.
Paul is the owner and principal of IronGate Cyber Risk, LLC. Founded in
October 2015, IronGate provides interim and part-time CISO services, cyber
advisory services, and Information Security education and awareness
Previously, Paul provided information security consulting services to clients
in the financial services, life sciences, and telecommunications/media segments,
most recently as a Senior Manager with Deloitte and Touché and before its
acquisition by Deloitte in 2013, as a Vice President with Vigilant LLC. His
activities have included C-suite/boardroom education and advisory, threat
profiling, risk assessments, program/technology assessments, strategic planning,
governance models, and operating models.
Prior to consulting, Paul was the Americas Chief Information Security Officer
with BNP Paribas. Responsible for the Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset
Management, and Security Services business lines of this global financial
leader. Paul’s skills and diplomacy were paramount to bringing cost-effective,
risk appropriate solutions that balanced the competing demands of protecting the
Bank’s assets while facilitating business and technical innovation. Paul was
hired to establish the Information Security organization and successfully built
the function from the ground-up into one recognized as “Best of Breed” and
emulated throughout the Bank.
Prior to his CISO role, Paul was Head of Networks and Information Security
for CooperNeff Advisors (a BNP Paribas subsidiary) where he developed security
strategies to protect intellectual property and trade secrets from internal and
external threats. Additionally, he managed the global networking team and
successfully proposed, developed, built the disaster recovery/resiliency
program. Paul’s professional career began at Villanova University where, he
provided Systems and Network Engineering design and support across multiple
platforms and architectures.
Paul holds a Master of Science and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science
from Villanova University and maintains a CISSP (Certified Information Systems
Security Professional) Certification.