James BeesonCISO, Cigna
James has over 28 years of experience in cyber security and technology. He has 17 years of direct experience as an information security leader and is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Cigna, a global health insurance company. James previously worked 20 years for General Electric in various security and technology leadership positions.
James was an Evanta 2016 Breakaway Leadership Award finalist and a T.E.N. ISE North America Executive Award finalist in 2011.
He has Co-Chaired the CISO Executive Summit in Dallas for the past eight years, and participates as a keynote speaker at various events across the globe.
James also works closely with the SINET, the Security Innovation Network, to promote public and private sector collaboration and increase the awareness of innovative emerging companies.
James is actively involved in FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center), ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), and ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), which work to drive standards, improvements, and networking in security and risk management globally.
He has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BBA in Management and Leadership.
He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Six Sigma Quality certified.
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