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Mario Balakgie

Global Business Chief Information Security Officer, World Wide Technology, Inc.

Mario joined World Wide Technology in 2013 after 28 years of professional experience in security in both the government and private sectors. During his tenure with the government Mario served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency where he was responsible for information technology, data integrity and security, and global network communications. In this executive role Mario was instrumental in the establishment of key global information security capabilities for the Intelligence Community involving mitigation of advanced threats and implementation of security readiness and monitoring practices. He has served on special assignments to include the largest ever technology exploitation and forensic mission searching for evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Mario’s information security expertise has been called upon for Congressional testimony that ultimately established today’s federal standards for cyber protection.

As the CISO, Mario delivers consulting services to clients by working with executives and addressing the demands of security on a global and enterprise scale. He leads a team of professionals with expertise to assist clients in defining comprehensive security and privacy programs mapped to business imperatives. This includes advanced technology solutions to support a range of clients and working with them to meet organizational requirements for establishing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining a highly capable security program.

Mario has received special recognition to include Executive Performance of the Year, Civilian Accommodation Award(s), Distinguished Performance, and Special Achievement from the Director of FBI and Director of National Intelligence Community. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science/Information Systems and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

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