Curtis Simpson




As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Armis, Curtis guides and advances the Armis enterprise vision, ensures the protection of the company’s information assets, and serves as a vital resource to his counterparts at Armis customers and throughout the technology sector. 

Curtis brings more than 15 years of diversified information technology experience, with direct information security and management experience in positions of increasing responsibility at Sysco, a Fortune 50 corporation. As vice president and global CISO at Sysco, Curtis directed a portfolio of cost effective, business-focused security programs responsible for reducing security risks faced by a global organization.

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The New Security Playbook: Taming the Unmanaged and IoT Device Tsunami

By 2021, up to 90% of devices in businesses will be unmanaged, unprotected and unagentable. Businesses in every industry all face this wave of new types of devices connecting to their infrastructure. Beyond traditional laptops, desktops and mobile devices, new smart devices that run operations, manage building automation systems, drive manufacturing lines, or track and deliver healthcare to patients are being deployed at an accelerated rate. These devices are essentially the new endpoint with an operating system, a purpose-built application, and connect to enterprise networks – even the Internet. But what they are missing is security. This requires a whole new playbook to mitigate security risk and protect the business. So how do you secure these devices and protect your business. Join Curtis Simpson, CISO of Armis as discusses how to address this large and growing issue.