Advisory Committee Member 2018
Chief Information Security Officer
Areas of Expertise
Cybersecurity Strategies, Cybersecurity Leadership, Responding to the Cyber Crisis
Larry Whiteside Jr. is the founder and CEO at Whiteside Security and CISO of Greenway Health. He has 20+ years experience in building and running cybersecurity programs, holding positions as Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer in multiple industries including DoD, Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Critical Infrastructure.
Since 2009, Larry has advised a number of corporate security executives and companies across the cybersecurity industry on how to make Cyber Security a number one objective to their business. He has helped CEOs and board members of private cybersecurity companies achieve their goals in sales, marketing, and customer retention.
Larry is a Co-Founder and VP, and on the Board of Directors at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), a 501(c)3 non-profit association that is dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cyber security students and professionals. The ICMCP was launched in 2014 to help bridge the ‘great cyber divide’ that results from the ongoing under-representation of minorities in the fast-growing field of cyber security.
Larry started his career as an officer in the United States Air Force and separated in 2002. He served as chief, information warfare/network security divisions and chief, network security division – single agency manager for the Air Force at the Pentagon. In recognition for his achievements, Larry received the Company Grade Officer of the Year award for his units in 1997 and 2000, and a nomination for the National Information Security Executive of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
A thought leader in the industry with extensive experience presenting at conferences such as the Gartner Security Summit, RSA Conference and SC World Congress, Larry has been featured in many articles relating to information security and risk management.
Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at Huston-Tillotson University