CSD Interview with Raj Patel - Palo Alto CISO

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Raj Patel Chief Information Security Officer, City of Palo Alto ISO 27002-ISMS, COP, CRISC, CGEIT, ITIL Multiple award-winner and innovative information technology executive with 30+ years of experience in public and private sectors (at the City of Palo Alto, Oracle Corp., Sun Microsystems, Solectoron Corporation and Kaiser Permanente) in leading cyber security and digital innovation, Since joining the City of Palo Alto in 2012, he has institutionalized 3 years IT strategy with a bold vision & the strategy “To build and enable a leading digital city.” which has resulted in winning the “Leading Smart City” award for three years in a row. This recognition is based on his forward-thinking IT strategy. In addition, Raj has established an Information Security Steering Committee comprised of executive management, and developed an information security strategy and roadmap for future activities. In support of the strategy to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information systems that support the operations and assets of the City, he has implemented an ISO 27001-based (Information Security Management Systems) security framework and created a new Information Security and Privacy Policies. Beginning his career in the manufacturing sector, he established a Six Sigma-based Quality Manufacturing System (QMS) that resulted in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Raj is a Certified Principal Auditor for ISO 27002 ISMS (Information Security Management Systems) Standards. He is also a Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

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