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Curley Henry

Vice President & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Southern Company

Curley Henry, Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Southern Company, is responsible for strategic cybersecurity initiatives and leads security architecture and consulting, cyber risk and assurance, and identity governance across the enterprise (IT) and critical infrastructure (OT). Curley has 25+ years’ experience in information technology and cybersecurity where he has created and led diverse teams to develop, implement and maintain effective strategies to reduce cyber security risk.

Curley works closely within the utility industry, engaging with state public service commissions, Department of Energy, the National Labs, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and leaders from other utilities. He also engages in the cybersecurity technology industry, working closely with executives who are developing innovative solutions to pressing challenges.

Before joining Southern Company, Curley served in senior leadership roles at E* Trade Financial, Hewlett-Packard, and IBM. Earlier in his career, Curley was a Department of Defense consultant where he led a team to design, build and manage the first 24x7 security operations center for the U.S. Army Reserve Command. He began his career in the military and was a founding member of the U.S. Army Reserve’s Information Operations Command, which provided cyber security and information assurance support to installations and units across the continental Unites States.

A native of Columbus, GA, Curley studied engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) before joining the military. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University along with several security and technical certifications. He also serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for the new School of Cybersecurity and Privacy at Georgia Tech.

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