With the rise of data breaches, CIOs and CISOs are quickly learning that internal security breaches as a result of social engineering are occurring more often...
Author - Jeffrey Wright
Jeff Wright is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Allstate Insurance Company. In this role he is responsible for the enterprise information security strategy to ensure the protection of Allstate information from all external and internal cybersecurity threats, and leads the Information Security team in the execution of that strategy.
Jeff works with leaders across Allstate in the development of secure business solutions, ensuring the protection of Allstate’s customer and corporate data. He is regularly called upon to speak to Allstate’s board of directors as well as asked to present his views on security issues in various industry publications and forums.
Prior to his promotion to vice president in November of 2012, Jeff led significant advancements in information security at Allstate, including enhancements to the security variance and vendor risk assessment processes, and has overseen the onboarding of all critical Internet applications to the static code security-scanning program. He also collaborated with leaders in Infrastructure Services to build a dedicated Security Operations team, which has led to more effective security event detection and response capability.
In 2007, Jeff came to Allstate from Abbott Laboratories, where he played a key role on the information technology security team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Medicine with a concentration in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. As the proud father of 3 children, Jeff is busy around the clock, protecting Allstate and enjoying time with his wife and children.