Malcolm Harkins is an independent board member and advisor to several organizations. He is also an executive coach to CISOs and others in a wide variety of information risk roles. Malcolm engages in a wide variety of peer outreach activities to drive improvements across the world in the understanding of cyber risks and best practices to manage and mitigate those risks. Key areas of focus include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability.
Malcolm was also previously Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation. In that role Malcolm was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance activities for all of Intel’s information assets, products, and services.
Before becoming Intel’s first CSPO he was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) reporting into the Chief Information Officer. Malcolm also held roles in Finance, Procurement, and various business operations. He has managed IT benchmarking and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives. Harkins acted as the profit and loss manager for the Flash Product Group at Intel; was the general manager of Enterprise Capabilities, responsible for the delivery and support of Intel’s Finance and HR systems; and worked in an Intel business venture focusing on e-commerce hosting.
Malcolm previously taught at the CIO institute at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna University in 2009. In 2010, he received the RSA Conference Excellence in the Field of Security Practices Award. He was recognized by Computerworld as one of the Premier 100 Information Technology Leaders for 2012. (ISC)2 recognized Malcolm in 2012 with the Information Security Leadership Award. In September 2013, Malcolm was recognized as one of the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders at the Global CISO Executive Summit. In November 2015, he received the Security Advisor Alliance Excellence in Innovation Award. He is a Fellow with the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a non-partisan think-tank providing on cybersecurity to the House, Senate, and a variety of federal agencies. Malcolm is a sought-after speaker for industry events. He has authored many white papers and in December 2012 published his first book, Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable®. He also was a contributing author to Introduction to IT Privacy, published in 2014 by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. The 2nd edition of Malcolm’s book, Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable®, was recently published in August of 2016. Malcolm has also testified before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the “Promises and Perils of Emerging Technology for Cybersecurity”. He also testified at the Federal Trade Commission hearings on data security in December 2018.
Malcolm is on the board of directors for TrustMAPP and the Cyber Risk Alliance. He is also an advisor to the Verizon Media Group, Safebreach, Arista Networks, BlackCloak, Eclypsium, Immersive Labs, as well as a few other emerging Cybesecurity start-ups.
Malcolm received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of California at Davis.