Bob Bennett has over 20 years of experience in IT, Information Security and Risk Management programs. He is currently a co-founder of NaviLogic, responsible for risk management consulting, services delivery and development.
As a former longtime CISO and program leader, Bob has managed and led Risk Management programs in a variety of markets including manufacturing, medical devices, public utilities, healthcare, financial services, and state governments. Since 2014, Bob has also served clients as Interim CISO to leverage his skills with Enterprise strategy, partnership, and strategic team leadership, with a passion for business alignment to provide intelligent risk management.
Bob’s experience from deep technology, to the many layers of Risk Management and related programs, has always focused on aligning with and meeting business objectives to be relevant, practical, and provide value to an organization. Whether the goal is operational excellence, time and cost savings, or demonstrating thought leadership, Bob likes to get things done in a way that fits the organization or client. Bob pays close attention to the leadership and operational style to ensure project and program success.
Bob’s recent years have been spent integrating the realm of program leadership with Audit & Compliance, Technology and Operations to bring more value to programs through automation, focusing time on higher risks, and better communication of risk management program(s) to partners and executive leadership.
As an interim CISO, Bob has overseen strategic formation of Executive level Governance teams, Program Strategy, Advance Program development, Integration efforts, and team leadership.
Bob is a highly sought-after resource due to his extensive knowledge and experience in risk management, across organization types and industries. He has made contributions to CISSP training courses, contributed to NIST Security and Privacy documents, won high performance awards as an FTE, and given considerable volunteer time to mentoring and helping the local ISSA Chapter reach and educate all attendees.
In 2012, the GRC program he led won a GRC Value Award while saving roughly $1 million per year in direct costs from integrations and efficiencies gained in Audit Management, Compliance Management, 3rd party Vendor Risk Management, and Security Operations.
Bob is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); among other numerous retired certifications.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He has served on the board of the Minnesota ISSA Chapter for 10 years, and was awarded title of ISSA Fellow in 2014 for his distinguished volunteer service to the organization.