Gus Anagnos , MBA

Chief Information Security Officer, University of Southern California , Los Angeles , California

As the chief information security officer (CISO) for USC, Gus Anagnos is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction on information security. He oversees key security initiatives, including the three-year intensive transformation of USC’s information security environment, security operations and vulnerability management, threat intelligence, forensics, eDiscovery, security risk assessments, security governance and information security awareness and training, to name a few. He and his team collaborate with advisory groups across the university to develop, promote, and oversee the implementation of a comprehensive information security program. Anagnos is an information security professional with more than twenty years of experience in application security, vulnerability detection and management, crisis management, electronic crime and threat intelligence, business continuity management, and information risk management. Prior to joining USC in 2017, he served as vice president of global alliances at Synack, Inc., a computer and network security firm delivering crowd-sourced security testing, whose clients include leading Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Defense, and the Internal Revenue Service. Previously, Anagnos had held leadership positions in information security at organizations such as eBay, PayPal, and IndyMac Bancorp, where he created and led key transformational programs, such as the PayPal Bug Bounty Program.