Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service

Johnson & Johnson CISO Marene Allison to Retire

Longtime Cybersecurity Leader Reflects on Career, Projects Future Trends
Marene Allison, CISO, Johnson & Johnson

She has been a CISO almost longer than there has been cybersecurity. And now Marene Allison, CISO at Johnson & Johnson, eyes retirement and her next adventures. She reflects on her career, her accomplishments and what she wishes for her successor and the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

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In a career-spanning video interview with Information Security Media Group, Allison discusses:

  • Her post-retirement plans;
  • The evolution of the CISO role;
  • Advice to the next generation of CISOs.

As chief information security officer for Johnson & Johnson, Allison is responsible for protecting the company's information technology systems and business data worldwide. This includes ensuring that the company's information security posture supports business growth objectives, protects public trust in the Johnson & Johnson brand and meets legal/regulatory requirements. She has held corporate roles at Medco, Avaya and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company; served as an FBI special agent and in the U.S. Army; and graduated from West Point in the first class to include women. She is on the boards of H-ISAC and West Point Women.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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