Phil Ferraro

Phil Ferraro is the Global Chief Information Security Officer for Nielsen. As the Global CISO, he is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a strategic, comprehensive global enterprise Cyber Security and Risk Management Program to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information owned, controlled or processed by the organization.

Phil is also the author of the best-selling cyber-security book entitled, "Cyber Security: Everything an Executive Needs to Know"

Ferraro previously served as an advisor to C-suite executives and board-level directors. He provided extensive and demonstrated knowledge on Cyber Security risk management, and developed and implemented world-class Cyber Security programs designed to protect and defend against the world's most sophisticated attackers.

Phil has also served as the Global CISO for multiple Fortune 500 organizations. Ferraro served the U.S. Federal Government for 30 years including positions as the CISO for the Federal Communications Commission, and in similar roles with the Department of Defense for the U.S. Army, Europe and the U.S. Southern Command in Miami.

Phil retired from the U.S. Army in 1995 following a distinguished career in the U.S. Army Special Forces. Throughout his Special Operations career he served numerous overseas tours in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Southwest Asia.

Ferraro holds a Master's Degree in Information Technology from City University of Seattle.


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