Francesco Chiarini is the founder and Chair of the ISSA.org Cyber Resilience Special Interest Group with nearly 2000 associates across the globe. In his day-to-day, he leads globally cyber resilience for Sandoz, a leader in the pharma industry, with the aim to assess and evolve the Bank’s cyber resilience posture by highlighting the key capabilities needed to sustainably stay ahead of the cyber threat.
Francesco has 18 years’ experience in IT and cyber security and joined Standard Chartered Bank from PepsiCo where he was in charge of one of the two global Cyber Fusion Centers (Poland), leading globally incident response, red teaming, adversary emulation and cyber resilience. He has got a lot of industry certifications, including SABSA, TOGAF, CEH, GCED, ISO27k, ISO22k, EnCase, CISM, CGEIT.
From 2019 when NIST released the 800-160 publication, Francesco specialized in equipping companies with the ability to withstand and recover from multi-faceted attacks from advanced adversaries. He had the privilege to build a best-in-class cyber resilience program vetted -among others- by experts of the US CISA cyber resilience task force. In this capacity, Francesco has coined the concept of “high value target” to identify key assets from an adversarial standpoint.
Francesco has hired hundreds of information security professionals in Poland and won the 2021 Volunteer of the Year award at ISSA.org, won the global innovation award from the US Consumer Brands Association in 2018 among Fortune-100 companies, founded the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Special Interest Group at FIRST.org and the Poland FIRST.org group too.