Rob Aragao, Chief Security Strategist, Micro Focus
Rob Aragao is Chief Security Strategist for the Americas within the Security, Risk & Governance business unit of Micro Focus (merger of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software). In this role, Mr. Aragao is responsible for working with organizations collaboratively to drive strategic initiatives around cyber security and alignment with business objectives and desired outcomes. He also provides thought leadership and insight regarding the ever changing global threat landscape. Prior to joining Micro Focus, Mr. Aragao served as Vice President of Security Strategy at ReliaQuest with responsibilities for driving strategy, innovation and execution of a portfolio of security service offerings focused on the Fortune 1000. Previously, he was with eIQnetworks where he led security operations and services. Prior to eIQnetworks, he was with Altiris (acquired by Symantec), where he led the Worldwide Security Management Division. He has also held leadership roles with Level 3/Genuity, Stream International and Siemens. Mr. Aragao brings over 20 years of information security experience with an emphasis in security and cyber risk best practices, threat intelligence, security monitoring and regulatory compliance initiatives. Mr. Aragao’s experience has provided him with key insights into the challenges and approaches to combat today’s cyber threats. He is a frequent speaker and panel member and has presented at security conferences such as the International Conference on Cyber Security, FBI InfraGuard, SC Congress, Cloud Expo, Harvard IT Summit and other national and regional security events. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Management from Bryant University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).