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About the Speaker
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    Raj Patel
    Chief Information Security Officer, City of Palo Alto

    As CISO since early 2012, Raj has established an Information Security Steering Committee comprised of executive management, and developed an information security strategy and roadmap for future activities. In support of the strategy to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information systems that support the operations and assets of the City, he has implemented an ISO 27001-based (Information Security Management Systems) security framework and created a new Information Security and Privacy Policies.

    Prior to joining the City of Palo Alto, Raj held positions as Director of Information Security and Compliance at Kaiser Permanente, Chief Information Security Marshal at Oracle Corporation/Sun Microsystems, and Senior IT Manager for Development and IT Security at Sun Microsystems. It was during this period that he published Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Security Policy and Specifications, which became an industry-leading practices to ensure security and privacy.