Tom Watson has over 20 years of experience in Information Risk Management and Security. His focus is on enabling businesses to be more productive while not losing focus on security and integrity of key corporate data. He has knowledge and experience working for multinational organizations as well as having fulfilled international assignments.
Mr. Watson is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Sealed Air Corporation which is a global organization that creates a world that feels, tastes and works better with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide in 169 countries. Prior to Sealed Air he worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific as Global Director for IT Security and Compliance. Previous employers include Bayer, Kuhn & Nagle, Disney/ESPN, Oxford Health Plans and the NASDAQ Stock Market. His education includes a BS in Management and AS in both Business Administration and Aviation Technology obtained from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mr. Watson was an adjunct professor at Southern Connecticut State University in the School of Business teaching students focusing on degrees in Management and Management Information Systems. He has maintained his CISM (Certified Information Security Manager from ISACA) and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional from ISC2) professional security certifications since 2003.
Mr. Watson is a veteran of the Army National Guard and is also a certified volunteer firefighter with 10 years of active service.
A sampling of Mr. Watson’s professional activities:
2015 & 2016 Evanta CISO Executive Summit Governing Body member
2012 Panel Speaker IANS NYC Security Forum
2011 FBI Citizens Academy program
2005 Tri State Information Security Executive of the year nominee
2003 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Honoree
2002 thru 2006 Best Practice Awards judge in Information Security category
FBI Infragard Member since 2002
Member ISC2, HTCIA, ISACA & ISSA