Bruce Bonsall

Known for both his forward thinking and practical approach to risk management, Bruce Bonsall has been a leader in the information security field for nearly 30 years. Bonsall is an independent security consultant and member of the IANS Research Executive Faculty advising clients on their strategic security needs. He has assessed the information security postures and coached the CISOs for well over a hundred organizations and across most industries. His extensive experience and astute insights have helped to kick-start fledgling security programs and helped tune up mature programs as well.

Prior to forming his consulting practice, Bonsall served as the CISO at MassMutual where he led a high-performance team responsible for all aspects of information risk management. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 1997, Bruce has been a winner of the National Information Security Executive of the Year Award and his security team won the Information Week 500 #1 ranking in Information Security for Innovation as well as the TechForum #1 ranking for Security Best Practices. He has been named by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 most influential people in the security industry.

Bonsall earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the New York Institute of Technology


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