Tim Fitzgerald drives innovation and thought leadership on all security initiatives at Symantec in his role as Chief Security Officer (CSO) where he has oversight of the Global Security Office (GSO). As the CSO for the world’s premier security software company, Tim has a compelling view of industry trends, and a unique perspective on how to best protect, monitor, analyze and respond to security threats and issues.
Since being named chief security officer in 2014, Tim has set the vision and strategy for the GSO and has developed an experienced leadership team. He leads the company’s Security Council, an executive board that reviews and sets policy on security issues.
Additionally, Tim leads Symantec’s Customer One program, which captures Symantec’s own experience using Symantec security products and services through reference materials and presentations. These materials are designed to arm Symantec Global Sales and customers with real, relevant, and tangible use cases — examples of how Symantec IT and GSO deploy and use Symantec products and services.
Tim joined Symantec in 2010 and quickly moved into the role of senior director / deputy Chief Information Security Officer. As deputy, he defined the enterprise security strategy to align with Symantec’s business and security objectives. Tim rebuilt the enterprise security program to deliver both fundamental and advanced security capabilities to protect Symantec’s assets in line with their value. He created a multi-year strategic investment roadmap inclusive of financial, resource and technology planning, executing significant security transformation programs and projects to successful completion.