After spending decades in cybersecurity roles, Bob Bennett and Bill Strub knew there had to be a simpler, more efficient way to offer clients an ongoing roadmap for improving cybersecurity, auditing, and compliance processes. That’s why they founded NaviLogic.
Bob Bennett, Co-founder
Bob Bennett is an information security and risk management expert with more than 20 years of experience as a CISO and program leader for manufacturing, medical devices, public utilities, healthcare, financial services, and state governments.
Since 2014, he has served as interim CISO for NaviLogic’s clients, overseeing the strategic formation of executive-level governance teams, program strategy, advance program development, integration efforts, and team leadership.
In these roles he combines his enterprise-level strategy, partnership, and strategic team leadership skills with a passion for business alignment to provide intelligent risk management.
Bob focuses on aligning with and meeting business objectives that are relevant, practical, and valuable to an organization. Whether the goal is operational excellence, time and cost savings, or demonstrating thought leadership, he pays close attention to the leadership and operational style to ensure project and program success.
GRC value award
In recent years, Bob has worked to integrate program leadership with audit and compliance, technology, and operations to bring more value to programs through automation. As part of this work, he helps companies focus on higher risks and better communication of risk management program(s) to partners and executive leadership.
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, third-party vendor risk management, and security operations.
Bob is an industry thought leader, contributing to certified information systems security professional (CISSP) training courses and National Institute of National Security (NIST) security and privacy documents.
He has won awards and earned recognition for mentoring and helping the local Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) chapter reach and educate attendees.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota ISSA Chapter for 10 years. In 2014, he was awarded the title of ISSA Fellow for his distinguished volunteer service with the organization.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a certified information security systems professional (CISSP), a certified information systems auditor (CISA), and a certified information security manager (CISM).
Bill Strub, Co-founder
Bill Strub is an IT security leader and consulting executive with more than 20 accomplished years experience as an entrepreneur growing and expanding successful businesses. He is a dynamic and strategic business leader who successfully integrates strategy, innovative technology, and personnel to build successful teams.
Bill has a strong history of employing an extensive knowledge of technology and a broad range of skills to create projects and solutions that satisfy mission critical goals and organizational needs.
An expert leader with a demonstrated background in hiring, training, and managing top talent to ensure business results, Bill is an inspirational and authentic leader who inspires trust and clarifies purpose. He believes in the power of harnessing individual talents to assist clients in building long-standing, collaborative teams throughout all tiers of an organization.
Prior to founding NaviLogic with Bob Bennett in 2014, Bill was Director of Strategic Alliances for Qualys, a cloud security and compliance services firm.
As co-founder and Vice President of Service Offerings for Accuvant (Optiv Security), Bill played a leading role in building one of the most well-respected information security providers in the USA.
Professional certifications and education
Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas and was a certified information security systems professional (CISSP)