Walt Powell is an accomplished cybersecurity expert and executive coach who specializes in providing executive guidance around risk, governance, compliance, and IT security strategies.
Walt has more than a decade of experience as a cyber practitioner and security leader. He is currently a Field CISO at CDW and a founding member of the CDW Global Security Strategy Office. Prior to CDW Walt was the owner and a vCISO at Left Brain Security. Through these roles, he has had the opportunity to learn from and contribute to hundreds of CISOs and their programs. Walt holds dozens of professional certifications including CISSP, CISM, Carnegie Mellon - Heinz CISO, the Stanford Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate, and many more. He taught CISSP and CISM boot camps for years and is a member of several certification exam development committees. Walt is also an accomplished musician and father who loves to spend time with his kids.