MITRE names Gary Gagnon vice president of cyber strategy and chief security officer

The MITRE Corporation of McLean, VA announced on August 27 that it has named Gary Gagnon to the dual roles of vice president of cyber strategy and chief security officer.

As vice president of cyber strategy, Gagnon will be accountable for developing and leading cyber strategy and guiding its execution across MITRE’s work program. As chief security officer, Gagnon is responsible for MITRE’s cybersecurity and physical security.

“As the challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity grow in complexity, MITRE’s leadership becomes more important to our nation, and I am pleased to welcome Gary back to The MITRE Corporation to direct our efforts,” said MITRE President and CEO Jason Providakes. “Gary’s deep mission expertise and leadership working with industry, academia, and government are essential skills to deliver on MITRE’s mission to solve problems for a safer world.”

Gagnon rejoins MITRE after most recently serving as vice president and chief information security officer at Amazon. Before that he was at Inmarsat as senior vice president of global security and chief information security officer. Gagnon worked at MITRE for 30 years in many leadership roles including chief security officer, vice president of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center, and senior vice president of intelligence programs.

Source: MITRE