VP, CISO, Procter & Gamble
Kostas Georgakopoulos is the chief information security officer at Procter & Gamble based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and leads the company’s Global Information Security Program. Georgakopoulos is responsible for the firms information security governance framework, as well as developing, mentoring and managing a team of Information Security professionals to proactively address advanced persistent threats, blended targeted attacks, and application security threats.
Prior to Procter & Gamble, Georgakopoulos served as the Americas Head of Security Technology at UBS where he provided subject matter expertise to senior management in the development, implementation and maintenance of the firms enterprise information security framework.
Earlier in his career, he served as CISO at NASDAQ OMX where he led the organization through a targeted APT breach and worked closely with the NSA, DHS, the FBI and US-CERT.
Georgakopoulos has also built and led security programs at Bank of China, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and People’s Bank.
He has spoken at various security forums including at RSA 2014 and has taught Cybersecurity courses at Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.
He has earned a master’s degree in international law & diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from UCONN.