Charles Ross

Vice President, North America Technical Operations, McAfee

Charles Ross is the Vice President of North America Technical Operations at McAfee.
Charles leads an organization chartered with helping McAfee customers and partners develop a strategic vision for security, compelling business cases, and the efficient positioning of products and services to achieve their critical security and business initiatives.

Prior to joining McAfee, Charles served as security consultant for Deloitte & Touche in their enterprise risk services group. There he consulted with Fortune 500 companies to assess, develop, and implement world-class security programs.

Charles is a results-driven, recognized security executive who brings a unique combination of business acumen and security expertise with more than 12 years of experience in information security. He holds several patents pending in the areas of information security assessment and optimization. During his frequent speaking engagements, he shares his pragmatic security executive’s perspective. He is a strong proponent of building a sustainable lifecycle around risk activities that is efficient, measurable, and executed with precision.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics from the University of Florida. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).