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Danny Connelly

CISO in Residence

Danny Connelly
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Agencies can no longer rely on traditional network security approaches as they build out hybrid IT environments and deploy modern digital services. To reduce cyber risk in 2021, government cyber leaders are modernizing security and turning to zero trust models.
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Transformation Journey

Danny has 20 years of cybersecurity experience split between offensive computing as an ethical hacker and defending some of our most important networks used in COVID response. As a highly regarded thought leader and trusted cybersecurity advisor, Danny provided guidance and formulated strategies to combat emerging threats for various agencies across the federal government. Prior to joining Zscaler, Danny was the Associate CISO, Operations Branch Chief for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During his 11 year tenure at CDC, Danny was responsible for implementing operational capabilities to support Incident Response, Forensics, Cyber Threat Intel, and Insider Threat functions. He has designed, implemented, and optimized enterprise cybersecurity capabilities to effectively detect, prevent and respond to emerging cybersecurity threats. Danny is proud to have led CDC defenders on the front lines to survive some of the most sophisticated threats over the last decade


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