Chief Information Security Officer
ISE Southeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2010
Mark Leary, vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) of Xerox has more than 30 years of experience in security management and technical intelligence. Leary is responsible for day-to-day leadership, management and oversight of the company’s information security function in risk and compliance management, security operations, and business continuity planning to guard against increasing cyber threats.
Before joining Xerox in September 2012, Leary served as CISO for professional services firm TASC, and earlier served as director and deputy CISO for Northrop Grumman where he foucsed on the company’s internal security. Previously, Leary served 22 years in the U.S. Army, where he established the information operations capability in computer network defense and information assurancefor the U.S. Army Reserve.
Leary is board certified in both physical and information security domains; he is a Project Management Professional, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, and a Certified Protection Professional, as well as certified by several government agencies on his information assurance skills. Leary has three graduate degrees with concentrations in IT, security and business management, including a Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland.
Leary has published numerous technical articles in recognized information security periodicals and professional journals and has served on the editorial advisory boards of CyberSecurity Advisor magazine and E-Commerce magazine. Leary is a recognized industry leader, receiving the 2011 Tech Council of Maryland CISO of the Year, 2010 Information Security Executive (ISE) Southeast Executive of the Year, 2010 ISE Central Project of the Year, 2008 ISE Mid-Atlantic and North America Project of the Year, and 2009 Archer Innovation Award for excellence in information security.