Full Name
Jim Routh
Job Title
Board Member, Advisor, Investor
Speaker Bio
Jim Routh is currently on the Board of ZeroNorth and Acceptto, two early stage cyber security software companies. He is the former Board Chair for the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (H-ISAC) where he served for five years and former Board member for the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). He presented to Boards and Board Committees (Technology & Governance, Audit Committees) for many public and private companies as the CISO or CSO providing cyber security updates and education for designed for board members for the past twenty years. He brings to the boards a vast business and technology background and is often considered a digital and/or cyber security industry expert and thought leader. He provided several customized education sessions to Board members for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) based on leading cyber security practices. Jim is currently an advisor for Agari, Gurucul, Data Theorem, Wiz, Clear Security and BigID. He serves in an advisory capacity and investor for four cyber specific venture funds including: ClearSky, CyberStarts, Security Leadership Capital and Rain Capital.

Jim has a long history in technology and cyber security as a leader and management consultant. Mr. Routh was formerly a cyber security leader for many large companies including:
• MassMutual- CISO, May, 2019-Dec. 2020
• CVS Health- CSO, Nov.- April, 2019
• Aetna- CSO, May, 2015-Nov., 2018- CISO, April 2013-Nov. 2018
• JP Morgan Chase- Global Leader for Software & Mobile Security, Feb., 2010- May 2013
• KPMG- CISO, July 2009-Dec. 2009 Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)- CISO, March 2005- May 2010
• American Express- CISO Jul., 2003- Sept. 2004; VP Information Risk Management Aug. 2001-Sept. 2003; VP IT July 1998- Aug. 2001 American Management Systems, Inc. Management Consultant, July, 1995- Aug., 1998 DMR Group, Inc. Management Consultant, Jul 1988-June 1995

At Aetna, he developed one of the most mature converged security programs in the private sector. Prior to that Mr. Routh served as an IT leader at American Express and a management consultant for over a decade for financial service firms.

Jim is a known icon in the cyber security industry, among the awards he has received is the Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments Lifetime Achievement Award, CSO Hall of Fame, ISE Luminary Award, Evanta Break Away Leadership Award, Information Security Executive of the Year Award (twice), BITS Leadership Award. He has published numerous white papers including: https://www.fsisac.com/insights/data-science-is-foundational-for-cyber-programs

Jim is recognized as an industry leader in digital transformations and innovation in cyber security practices using data science as a foundation for unconventional cyber security controls and enterprise resilience. He offers a board of directors keen insights on the alignment of business strategy with digital transformation in the consumer marketplace.
Jim Routh