Gene Fredriksen, CISO, PCSU
Gene Fredriksen is the Chief Security Strategist for PSCU. In this role he is responsible for the development information protection and technology risk programs for the company. Gene has over twenty-five years of Information Technology experience, with the last twenty focused specifically in the area of Information Security. In this capacity, he has been heavily involved with all areas of Audit and Security.
Immediately prior to his current role, Gene held the positions of Global CISO for Tyco International, Principal Consultant for Security and Risk Management Strategies for Burton Group, Vice President of Technology Risk Management and Chief Security Officer for Raymond James Financial, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Information Security Manager for American Family Insurance.
He served as the Chair of the Security and Risk Assessment Steering Committee for BITS, as well as serving on the R&D committee for the Financial Services Sector Steering Committee of the Department of Homeland Security. He also served as an advisor on various cyber security steering committees for the administration of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, assisting in the preparation of the president's Cyber Security Position Paper.
Gene is a member of the SC Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. He recently published "The CISO Journey" a highly acclaimed book through CRC Press. He is a frequent speaker before audit and security audiences, and has served as Chair of the St. Petersburg College Information Security Advisory Board. He is a member of multiple advisory boards for universities, organizations, and security product companies. Gene attended the FBI Citizens Academy and maintains a close working relationship with both local and federal law enforcement agencies.