Andy Bennett

Andy Bennett

Company: State of Texas
Title: Former CISO
Andy is a boot-wearin’ native Texan with a history of delivering results and exceeding expectations. He is a Seasoned executive and technology leader with a passion for security and an earned reputation for delivering high quality, usable results. He is a front-line leader with more than 2 decades of progressive responsibility spanning every aspect of the enterprise from Service and Support to, IT Ops, App Dev, Enterprise Architecture, and Information Security.

A business partner and advocate with a strong background in large scale systems, applied research, business administration, enterprise systems management, SDLC, business continuity, procurement, fiscal and strategic planning, information security management and incident response. Prolific and compelling public speaker who enjoys discussing technology and security issues ranging from privacy and IoT to education and cyberwarfare. Collaboration master and transformational servant leader who knows that for tech to succeed we build systems to fit and serve people.

Broad experience, education, and exposure provide a breadth of perspective and depth of capabilities that few others can offer. Delivered results in an array of industries from oil and gas, to banking, retail, government, higher education, research, law enforcement and more. Able to see the big picture and understand how all the pieces of the enterprise information puzzle work together to drive business.