Grant Bourzikas

Grant Bourzikas

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and VP of McAfee Labs Strategy and Data Science

Grant Bourzikas is chief information security officer (CISO) and vice president of McAfee Labs strategy and data science.

As CISO, Bourzikas is responsible for McAfee’s cybersecurity and physical security strategy, including security architecture and solutions delivery, security governance, risk and vulnerability, and security operations and intelligence programs. As McAfee’s Customer Zero, he is responsible for protecting the McAfee organization by implementing and operationalizing McAfee endpoint security, advanced threat detection, security and event management, and cloud security products.

As VP of McAfee Labs strategy and data science, Bourzikas is responsible for driving the vision and strategic direction for McAfee’s threat intelligence data architecture platform. In addition, he leads our data science organization, focused on defining the overall data strategy and governance for McAfee Labs.

Prior to this role, Bourzikas spent 19 years in cybersecurity strategy, architecture, engineering, and operations. He is a four-time CISO, having expanded his experience at a Fortune 500 gaming company, a top financial services bank and brokerage organization, and a Fortune 500 critical infrastructure utility company. Bourzikas began his career in public accounting, leading cybersecurity strategy and assessment consulting teams.

Bourzikas holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and is a certified public accountant. He is working on his master’s in data science and machine learning at Southern Methodist University. Additionally, he was named one of Computerworld’s "40 Innovative People to Watch, Under the Age of 40."