New CSO, CISO appointments

August 14, 2019: Michael Palmer named CISO at Hearst

Palmer will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the risk and cybersecurity solutions that protect the data and information assets across Hearst. Since 2014, Palmer has served as the first CISO for the National Football League, where he oversaw the operations and continued expansion of the NFL’s enterprise-wide information security strategy and program. Palmer holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Baruch College.

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Michael Palmer, Hearst CISO

“As our business interests continue to expand, continuously upgrading our information security operations is an essential priority for Hearst,” Hearst COO Mark Aldam said in a press release. “Michael’s innovative experience at the NFL and leadership within the cybersecurity industry uniquely prepares him to guide our continued investments to secure our data and information systems to protect our customers and business partners.”

 “Hearst has been, and continues to be, a leader across industries in activating technology to forge new paths forward for its many diverse businesses,” Palmer said in a press release. “I look forward to working with the teams across business units as the company leverages ever-evolving technological innovations.”

August 12, 2019: The New York Times hires Erinmichelle Perri as CISO

In this newly created role reporting to COO Nick Rockwell, Perri will manage the development of The Times’s information security program, protecting The Times’s assets, data, staff and readers.

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Erinmichelle Perri, The Times CISO

She joins The Times from MultiPlan, a technology-driven health care company, where she was its first CISO and was responsible for the origination, design and advancement of its information security and IT risk management programs.

Prior to MultiPlan, Perri spent over 10 years at Citigroup, where she served as senior vice president of operations and technology risk and control, focused on the risks associated with the adoption of emerging technologies including cloud computing, blockchain, mobile deployment and data analytics. 

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