George Finney

Chief Security Officer

George Finney is the Chief Security Officer for Southern Methodist University and the author of “No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone.” He has also taught Corporate Cybersecurity and Information Assurance at the SMU School of Engineering. Before joining SMU, Finney worked with several startups and global telecommunications firms designing networks, writing policy, hardening servers, and educating users. He is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity topics across the country. His blog can be found here, where he focuses on improving cybersecurity awareness through a unique approach that combines neuroscience, psychology, and wellness.