Gary McAlum serves as Chief Security Officer of United Services Automobile Association. His responsibilities include: Information Security, Privacy, Financial Fraud Prevention & Recovery, Physical Security Operations, Corporate Investigations, and Business Continuation. Prior to USAA, he served 25 years in the US Air Force and a short time with Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Throughout his military career, he worked in a variety of leadership and staff positions within the information technology career field including: telecommunications, satellite communications, network operations, and information security. Gary was on the front line of military cyberspace operations where he supported the establishment and evolution of the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations, the organization that was the focal point for the operation and security of DoD information systems and networks. During this time, he was frequently called upon to provide cyber threat insights to a wide variety of interagency forums, including the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the President’s National Cyber Study Group, and Congressional testimony.
Gary holds a B.A. in Mathematics from The Citadel, an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and an M.S. from the National Defense University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and has completed the NACD Cyber Risk Oversight certification course, Wharton Security Executive Development Program and the FBI CISO Academy. He currently serves on the board of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA) where he contributed to the development of the “Cyber-Risk Handbook” that is promoted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).