CISO, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, PROFESSOR, AND CONSULTANT

George Finney .

George Finney is a CISO, author, speaker, professor, and consultant who believes that people are the solution to every cybersecurity problem. He offers education and guidance to help anyone master the nine cybersecurity habits that are fundamental to enduring success so that everyone understands, accepts, and contributes to a safe and prosperous future.

George has worked in Cybersecurity for nearly 20 years and has helped startups, global telecommunications firms, and nonprofits improve their security posture. As a part of his passion for education, George has taught cybersecurity at Southern Methodist University and is the author of several cybersecurity books including No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone.

 

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Credentials .

George was recognized by Security Magazine as one of their top cybersecurity leaders in 2018 and is a part of the Texas CISO Council, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Networks FUEL User Group, and is an Advisory Board member for SecureWorld.

He holds a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s College and as well as multiple cybersecurity certifications including the CISSP, CISM, and CIPP.

Cybersecurity Certifications

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Endorsements .

"George is an accomplished network engineer, and his expertise was invaluable to Go-Comm. George worked tirelessly in establishing the Go-Comm core network, working closely with equipment vendors and service providers to cement a high level of network performance in a demanding converged-service application. I highly recommend George as a capable performer."
J.R. Jesson
JFounder of Arrowhead Labs, Affiliate at The Feld Group Institute
"George as added great value to the university in his time here. He has worked strategically and collaboratively with senior leaders to minimize risk and enhance our business and IT strategies. I endorse George and give him my highest recommendation"
Jeff Strese
Chief Talent and Learning Officer at Tolleson Wealth Management
It's a pleasure to provide this endorsement; in his role as Director of Network Operations, George was key to the successful launch, growth, and management of our converged telecom service (a multi-state CLEC-based B2B VoIP and broadband service).
David Zumwalt
Executive Leadership

Vision

Everyone understands, accepts, and contributes to a safe and prosperous future

Promise

Education and guidance to help anyone master the nine cybersecurity habits that are fundamental to enduring success

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