Steve Hunt, CISSP CPP

Steve HuntExecutive Strategist

Steve Hunt is an executive strategist with expertise in information security, physical security, confidential information protection, critical infrastructure protection, technology, risk management and regulatory compliance. He was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame for his achievements in information security and, CSO [Chief Security Officer] Magazine presented him with the “Industry Visionary” Compass Award. 

For over 20 years Steve has been helping organizations to create value from security and technology investments. His clients are diverse, in industries such as banking, health care, oil & gas, software, and retail. With each client, Steve helps to create a strategic vision, then maps out its execution including business justification, technical architecture, governance, risk management, compliance, technology selection, and training. His favorite projects are those business-critical initiatives that touch both employee behavior and the IT infrastructure. 

From 1998 to 2005 he was Vice President and Director of Security and Risk Management at the MIT-based think-tank Forrester Research where he served as adviser to business leaders globally. Previously Steve served as technical director, traveling the world helping large companies understand how to build efficient and effective security architecture. Earlier, Steve worked as a consultant to Chicago’s financial community. 

His clients have included the United Nations, JPMorgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Bank of Montreal, Allstate Insurance, AXA Group, Société Générale, Dexia, Pfizer, British Petroleum, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft and IBM. 

Steve is a regular keynote speaker at business and security conferences around the world. He also appeared as a homeland security analyst on CNBC, Fox News, CNN, and other news programs. His analysis has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, and other global publications and trade magazines. 

Steve attended Elizabethtown College and was a graduate fellow at University of Chicago. He is an adjunct professor at DePaul University, and is certified CPP and CISSP. Steve’s diverse background lends a fresh perspective on the industry.