Security magazine is pleased to announce our 2020 Most Influential People in Security – 22 top security executives and industry leaders who are positively impacting the security field, their organization, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape.
These security leaders have been nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and overall positive impact on stakeholders, enterprises, colleagues, constituents and the general public.
This year’s Most Influential is organized by the following categories: Corporate Security Executives, Cybersecurity, Government, Special Recognition and Associations.
Here you will find brief overviews of each honoree’s career path, goals and accomplishments – often across both the public and private sectors – as well as advice for those security professionals looking to follow in their footsteps, including being a security generalist, investing in lifelong education, seeking mentors and more.
Our special appreciation goes to Jerry Brennan, who was a project partner on this report and provided subject matter expertise and research.
Corporate Security: William P. Woods | Mike Wanik, CPP, CBCP | Kristine Raad | Mike Matranga | Jeff Hauk, MSA, CPP | Kirsten Provence | Mark Reed | Margaret Levine | Eric Sean Clay |
Cybersecurity: Paul Lanois | Kurt John | Joyce Hunter | Jinyu (Gene) Sun | Sounil Yu
Government: Tyne Truong | Rebbeca Morgan | Chief Carmen Best | Paul Abbate
Special Recognition: Paul Goldenberg | Peggy O'Neill | Paul Timm, PSP
Associations: Mission 500
William P. Woods, Senior Director of Security Intelligence, McAfeeread more
Mike Wanik, Senior Director of Corporate Security, United Therapeutics Corporationread more
Kristine Raad, Director, Global Security, Owens Comingread more
Mike Matranga, Executive Director of Security and School Safety, Texas City Independent School Districtread more
Jeff Hauk, MSA, CPP, SDirector of Public Safety and Police Authority Services, Memorial Healthcare Sysytemread more
Kirsten Provence, Senior Manager of Supply Chain Security, Program Execution & Organizational Executive Strategy & Business Operations, The Boeing Company, Security & Fire Protectionread more
Mark Reed, Director of Support Services, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospitalread more
Margaret Levine, Vice President, Corporate Security, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.read more
Eric Sean Clay, Chief Security Officer, CoxHealthread more
Paul Lanois, Director of Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy, Fieldfisherread more
Kurt John, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Siemens USAread more
Joyce Hunter, Executive Director, The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technologyread more
Jinyu (Gene) Sun, Corporate Vice President of Information Security, Chief Information Security Officer, FedEx Corporationread more
Sounil Yu, CISO-in-Residence, YL Venturesread more
Tyne Truong, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigationsread more
Rebecca Morgan, Chief Insider Threat Division, Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE), Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)read more
Paul Goldenberg, CEO, Cardinal Point Strategiesread more
Peggy O'Neill, Executive Director, International Security Foundation (ISF)read more
Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President of Physical Security Services, Facility Engineering Associatesread more
Mission 500read more