Mario Chiock possesses over 37 years of experience in Oil Field operations, IT, Security, Risk, Privacy and Auditing. Prior to his current role as Chief Security Officer & Schlumberger Fellow, Mario was the CISO at Schlumberger where he was responsible for developing the company’s worldwide, long-term cyber security strategy. He is recognized for his leadership and management in all aspects of cybersecurity throughout the company as well as within the community.
Through his vision, he successfully transitioned Schlumberger from legacy firewalls to a more robust infrastructure based on next-generation firewalls. His experience in successfully deploying advanced technologies and approaches also spans Incident Response, Advance Threat Prevention, Digital Right Management to watermark & fingerprint sensitive documents. He also implemented federation services to minimize 3rd party risk and created the extended security team to foster collaboration with other IT groups. Mario is also known for applying his Lean Six Sigma expertise for measuring performance and creating dashboards that have led to more simple operations and reduction of waste.
Outside of Schlumberger, Mario has been an active member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) for over 20 years; he has held numerous board positions in the Austin, Capital of Texas Chapter, as well as the South Texas Chapter in Houston. He was president of the South Texas Chapter in 2007, bringing in the “Chapter of the Year” award. He continues to serve on the board. Mario is also an active volunteer trainer for Security Certifications such as CISM, CISA & CRISC certifications, and has mentored many successful CSO & CISO in Austin & Houston area. He is also very active with Evanta as speaker and instructor for their CISO Institute. In 2015 he was a speaker for the SPE and API conference and in 2016 he was a panelist at the GEO2016 conference in Bahrain.
Mario was recognized as one of the top 25 out of more than 10,000 security executives in the ExecRank 2013 Security Executive Rankings, he also won the 2012 Central Information Security Executive (ISE) “People Choice Award”, in 2014 he is a recipient of the CSO40 – 2014 award, named “ISSA Fellow”, won ISC2 Americas Information Security Leadership Awards (ISLA) and won the “ISSA Honor Roll” award. In 2017 he received the Infragard Houston award of excellence for the Private-Public Partnership in Cybersecurity.
He is an active member of the Houston Security community and gives security talks, training and volunteers his IT security expertise to local non-profit organizations. He is currently a board member of the Houston InfraGard Chapter, has served in Executive & Technical Advisory boards of many security companies such as WatchFire (Now IBM), ISS (now IBM), Qualys, and currently is active on the Palo Alto Networks advisory board, he is also serving in the Google Cloud Platform advisory board and strategic advisor to Onapsis as well as Board member.
Mario has a CISSP, CISM & CISA Certifications, and is past chair for the American Petroleum Institute Information (API) Security Sub-Committee and was involved in the formation of the Oil & Gas ISAC.