Gary Hayslip is an experienced Global CISO with repeated success delivering innovative security programs to safeguard billion-dollar enterprises at every touchpoint. Intensely focused on driving continuous improvement that maximizes security program efficiency and minimizes costs. An insightful thought leader with proven business acumen and commitment to organizational mission, values, and goals. Demonstrated ability to collaborate at all levels to champion new ideas, gain buy-in, and build consensus. Hayslip brings this wealth of information technology, security leadership, and risk management experience to his role as the CISO, for SoftBank Investment Advisers – The Vision Fund & Vision Fund II and SoftBank Group International – The LATAM Fund, The Opportunity Fund, and The Tech Fund. Hayslip’s previous executive roles include multiple CISO, CIO, Deputy Director of IT, and Chief Privacy Officer roles for the U.S. Navy (Active Duty), the U.S. Navy (Federal Government employee), the City of San Diego California, and Webroot Software.
Hayslip is a proven cybersecurity professional; he has demonstrated an exceptional record of communication and public speaking skills; adept at presenting multifaceted security & risk concepts to audiences of varying knowledge levels. Hayslip has established a reputation as a highly-skilled communicator, author, and keynote speaker. Hayslip co-authored the CISO Desk Reference Guide: A Practical Guide for CISOs – Volumes 1 & 2, The Executive Primer: An Executives Guide to Security Programs, and Developing your Cybersecurity Career Path.
He also recently published The Essential Guide to Cybersecurity for SMBs, a guide specifically written for the security practitioners protecting startups and small businesses. These books are considered among the leading books on enabling CISOs to expand their leadership and business expertise. Hayslip is currently on four security & technology advisory boards and writes for Forbes Technology Council. Hayslip is an active member of the cyber community with memberships in the professional organizations ISC2, ISSA, ISACA, and Infragard. He currently holds several professional certifications, including CISSP, CISA, and CRISC and has earned a BS in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College and an MBA from San Diego State University.