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 Project Zero Trust: A Story about a Strategy for Aligning Security and the Business, Well Aware: Mastering the Nine Cybersecurity Habits to Protect Your Future, No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone and more.
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.
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Everyone understands, accepts, and contributes to a safe and prosperous future.
Education and guidance to help anyone master the nine cybersecurity habits that are fundamental to enduring success.
Zero Trust and the Parable of the Oranges
The Parable of the Oranges is a powerful metaphor for leadership and teamwork, and it can be especially relevant to those working in information technology
George’s Top 10 Favorite Reads of 2022
For the past several years, I’ve been doing a summary of my top 10 books of the year (5 nonfiction & 5 fiction). Not all
The Most Important Part of Zero Trust: People.
Since my book Project Zero Trust came out, I’ve had the privilege of talking to cybersecurity leaders from all over the world. Since the President’s