Ira Winkler has been named Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at CYE, a cybersecurity company.
Winkler joins CYE to bolster its operations in the U.S. and will focus on identifying the cybersecurity needs of global enterprises and designing tailored solutions accordingly.
Winkler is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert who has worked to secure large names, such as Walmart, as its Chief Security Architect. He has received many prestigious industry awards, including the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, Security magazine's 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leaders award, and many others.
Winkler has more than three decades of information security experience and has worked with law enforcement, performing the first studies on Information Warfare for the Pentagon, among other iconic work. He began his career at the National Security Agency, serving in various roles as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst.
Winkler keynotes events worldwide and is frequently rated as a top-rated speaker. He has authored more than seven bestselling titles on cybersecurity and intelligence, with his most recent work titled, "You Can Stop Stupid," "Security Awareness for Dummies" and "Advanced Persistent Security." He is known for performing espionage simulations and developing cost-effective security programs.
"While I have worked with some outstanding people over my career, I am excited to again be working with nation-state level talent in the defense industry at CYE," Winkler says.