Brian J. Allen
Cyber Advisory Services, EY, USA
Brian Allen has over 20 years of strategic experience in the security field, notable as a former Chief Security Officer for a major critical infrastructure organization. A current advisor with EY’s Cyber Transformation Practice, he works closely with boards, executives, and CSO/CISO’s on developing strategic cyber transformation programs. He has worked with Global Fortune 100’s to transform tactical security programs into holistic enterprise security risk management practices.
Brian is the former Chief Security Officer for Time Warner Cable located in New York, NY. He worked at Time Warner Cable from 2002 until 2016. In his role as CSO, Brian was responsible for the global protection of Time Warner Cable’s assets, coordinated the company’s crisis management and business continuity management program, including the coordination with federal and state emergency management organizations. Brian managed TWC’ cybersecurity policy and governance for the company. He led the security risk management program, which included the company’s Law Enforcement Response Center, the customer facing Enterprise Risk Operation Center, had oversight of all internal/external investigations and headed up the company’s workplace violence program.
Currently Brian is an author of two books on Enterprise Security Risk Management and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, teaching security risk within the MBA program.
Brian served on several national security policy organizations, including the Executive Committee of the U.S. Communications Sector Coordinating Council. He was appointed by the Chairman to the FCC's Communication Security Reliability and Interoperability Council and is the Co-Chair of Cybersecurity Best Practices Working Group addressing the implementation of the Executive Order's Cybersecurity Framework across the communications sector.
Prior to Time Warner Cable, he lobbied for an intellectual property trade organization and is experienced in government policy, testifying before a variety of Federal and State legislative, judicial and executive proceedings.