CISO Leadership Skills written by Todd Fitzgerald
Todd Fitzgerald, CISSP, CISA, CISM serves as a Medicare Systems Security Officer for National Government Services, LLC (NGS), Milwaukee, WI which is the nation’s largest processor of Medicare claims, and subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) the nation’s largest health insurer.
Todd co-authored the 2008 ISC2 Press Book Entitled CISO Leadership: Essential Principles For Success. Todd was named as a finalist for the 2005 Midwest Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Award, nominee for the national award, Judge for the 2006/08 central region awards, Master of Ceremonies for the 2006 West awards, and has moderated several Executive Alliance Information Security Executive Roundtables. Todd has authored articles on Information Security for The 2007 Official ISC2 Guide to the CISSP Exam, The Information Security Handbook Series (2003-2008), The HIPAA Program Reference Book, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, and several other security-related publications. Todd is also a member of the Editorial Board for ISC2 Journal/Information Systems Security Magazine and Darkreading.com security publication and is frequently called upon to present at international, national, and local conferences such as the Computer Security Institute (CSI) and Management Information Systems Training Institute (MISTI). Todd serves on the Board of Directors for the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin, and is an active leader, participant and presenter in multiple industry associations such as Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Blue Cross Blue Shield Information Security Advisory Group, CMS/Gartner Security Best Practices Group, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and others.
Todd has 29 years of Information Technology experience, including 20 years of management. Prior to joining NGS, Todd held various broad-based senior Information Technology management positions for Fortune 500 organizations such as American Airlines, IMS Health, Zeneca (subsidiary of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals), Syngenta, as well as prior positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin.
Todd holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, serves as an advisor to the College of Business Administration, and holds a MBA with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.