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Bob Fabien Zinga

Information Warfare Commanding Officer (CDR/CEO/CISO/CIO, DoD TS/SCI) at U.S. Navy Reserve

San Francisco Bay Area, United States

Bob is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Santa Clara University and a Senior Information Warfare Officer (CEO/GM level) in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Bob is recognized for his knowledge, vision, leadership, and collaborative style of effectively approaching a constantly evolving and complex area of information security and risk management. He demonstrates ability to establish positive internal and external C-level and boardroom relationships to effect significant change, drive a cybersecurity risk management strategy forward while enabling organizational growth.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: San Francisco Internal Airport (SFO)
Speaking Topics: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Corporate Governance

Bob Fabien Zinga Points
Academic 25
Author 214
Influencer 315
Speaker 26
Entrepreneur 60
Total 640

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Minimum Project Size: N/A
Average Hourly Rate: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

Agile
AI
Analytics
Blockchain
Business Continuity
Business Strategy
Change Management
Culture
Customer Experience
Cybersecurity 38.91
Design Thinking
DevOps
Digital Transformation 30.48
Diversity and Inclusion 30.24
EdTech
Emerging Technology
GovTech
HealthTech
Leadership 32.15
National Security
Privacy
Project Management 32.07
Risk Management
Sales
Security
Startups
Innovation 30.20
Entrepreneurship 34.50
Predictive Analytics 30.26

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Federal & Public Sector
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Media
Professional Services

Publications

1 Academic Fellow / Scholar
Special Honors
The University of Alabama
December 19, 1999
Awarded December 19, 1999.
The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama also emphasizes a hands-on approach to undergraduate instruction. As part of this effort, the department strongly promotes undergraduate research. The chemistry department faculty are involved in research projects in all of the major areas of chemistry: organic, inorganic, physical, analytical and biochemistry. In addition, many faculty research interests involve interdisciplinary projects such as materials science, biomolecular products and green chemistry.

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Tags: Predictive Analytics, Project Management

1 Advisory Board Membership
AZ Cyber Initiative
AZ Cyber
October 01, 2020

About Us

The AZ Cyber Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to unlocking career opportunities for Arizona students who are interested in cybersecurity as well other information technology (IT) disciplines. In partnership with similarly minded organizations and individuals, we offer a variety programs all designed to help students achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership

7 Article/Blogs
Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity and Technology
U.S. Cybersecurity Magazine
April 08, 2021
The technology workforce should be as diverse as our nation. Diversity is the strength of the United States of America. The national motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” is translated “out of many, one.” In America, people are one nation out of many nationalities. When diversity is represented in hiring practices, organizations become stronger and more resilient. Diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives will help any organization achieve peak performance. Inclusion is a sense of belonging, making everyone, including minorities and women, feel valued and respected. Equal employment is the law in the United States of America. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) go beyond the law and embody the “spirit” of the law. Everyone in America should have the right to take advantage of all opportunities for which they qualify for in any area, especially in the technology field. Unlike other industries that have been around for an exceptionally long time, technology is relatively young. There should not, at all, be any prejudice, racism, or misogyny in this field.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

3 Steps Forbes Councils Members Take To Drive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
Forbes
March 19, 2021
As more and more leaders realize the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion we turn to one another to uncover strategies for moving forward. In this series, we've written about how Forbes Councils members are building inclusive company cultures, overhauling hiring practices to reduce bias, and partnering outside the company, and we've discussed the benefits their DEI efforts are producing.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion

3 Ways to Lead Security Function in an Engineering-Centric Organization
Strixus
February 09, 2021
In an engineering-centric organization, security executives would increase their chances of success by knowing the business, developing soft skills, and initially focusing on mitigating significant vulnerabilities in the production environment.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

15 Policies And Practices That Drive High Tech Team Turnover
Forbes
January 09, 2021
The proliferation of technology in almost every industry—particularly over the past year—has brought with it fierce competition for top tech talent. In today’s economy, if skilled tech pros aren’t happy with the company they’re at, there are plenty of other options out there.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

My Expert Advice On Becoming A Cybersecurity Professional
Forbes
November 24, 2020
The cybersecurity industry has so many opportunities but is in dire need of new talent. According to ISC2, there were approximately 2.8 million professionals in the cybersecurity workforce as of last November. We needed to grow the industry to at least an additional 4 million skilled professionals to close the skill gap. Cyber has been trendy and sexy since the early 2000s. We are still a relatively young profession. Nobody who is a leader in our field today started their career as a cybersecurity professional. Everyone has their own unique story.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

On This Juneteenth
U.S. Naval Institute
August 01, 2020
On this Juneteenth 2020, amid recent unrest across the nation and the world, I feel inspired to write about my experience and perspective as a black officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

America is on fire. On top of the economic shambles caused by the pandemic, there is blatant social injustice toward African Americans at the hands of law enforcement that we can no longer ignore...

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

15 Strategic Steps To Help Businesses Lower Web Hosting Costs
Forbes
December 31, 1969
In today’s business world, having a website is essential. Many customers prefer to shop online, and having a robust website ensures that they have access not only to important information about your business but also to your products or services—all at the click of a button. But Web hosting can be expensive, especially for businesses just starting out.

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Tags: Leadership

1 Board Membership
Executive Advisory Board
United Cyber Alliance
October 01, 2020
United Cyber Alliance Executive Advisory Board

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Tags: Cybersecurity

3 Books
How to Stay Ahead of the Growing Email Security Threat: A Guide to Securing Your Google Workspace Email
Mighty Guides
June 22, 2022
This eBook investigates why more layers of email security fail to prevent many sophisticated attacks and discusses an innovative new approach to email security that is meeting with success.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

7 Experts on Threat Frameworks: Use Frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK to Visualize Threats and Take Action
Mighty Guides
June 15, 2022
This ebook describes the major threat frameworks, existing pain points, and opportunities, with steps to integrate and operationalize them into your security program so that you can grow the capability for more proactive, prescriptive, and predictive actions.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

The Sacred Words of a Sage Femme
Paragon Publishing
June 01, 2022
This jewel of a book, 'Sacred Words of a 'Sage Femme' (midwife) is written from a place of love and deep relationships with those Rhonda has mentored, as a mother in the Faith.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership

1 Executive
Commanding Officer
U.S. Navy
February 01, 2022
Commanding Officer, NR C10F NAVNETWARCOM GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS SECURITY CENTER

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Tags: Leadership

1 Influencer Award
Who's Who in Cybersecurity 2021
Top Cyber News Magazine
July 01, 2021
Who's Who in Cybersecurity.
Which brand employees are driving most impact online on the topic of Cybersecurity?
Who are the key social amplifiers and professional influencers on the topic of Cybersecurity?
Who are the key event speakers speaking at Cybersecurity events?
Who are the analysts within Cybersecurity?
Which journalists are writing about Cybersecurity?
Who are the influencers within Cybersecurity and Threat Protection?
Which influencers are talking about Cybersecurity and Compliance?
Who are the key influencers discussing Cloud Security within the Cybersecurity space?

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Tags: Cybersecurity

1 Journal Publication
A Study Of Stable Phenylene Di And Triamino Radical Cations Designed For Molecular Association
The University of Alabama
December 01, 1999
University Honors Program – The University of Alabama · Dec 1, 1999University Honors Program – The University of Alabama · Dec 1, 1999
Description:
vii, 47 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.

Notes:
Thesis (Honors Program)--University of Alabama, 1999.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 28-29).

Subjects:
Supramolecular chemistry.
Radicals (Chemistry)
Organic compounds--Synthesis.

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Tags: Innovation

2 Keynotes
Endpoint Security Best Practices (HexCon20)
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November 22, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ When a device is connected to the internet, it is open to every threat, attack, and vulnerability out there. Dive into an informative session on endpoint security best practices with Cybersecurity Leader Bob Fabien Zinga. #LeadershipandSuccess #TechLeader

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Endpoint security and ransomware
Hexnode
September 01, 2021
Why do we need to learn more about endpoint security and ransomware? What can we do to reduce the risks of being infected by malware? Bob Fabien Zinga answers these questions and many more.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

1 Media Interview
NCF 282 Cybersecurity Communication and Leadership
Logic Central
December 13, 2021
In this segment of the NCF, Dr. Murray has a discussion with Bob Zinga who is the Director of Information Security at Directly and is also an Information Warfare Officer for the United States Navy Reserve in San Francisco. Bob and Shawn discuss the similarities and differences related to the culture of security between both roles. Bob explains how a security leader needs to be able to communicate to multiple audiences on the commercial side and how that can impact how security is perceived. To be successful, you need to be able to speak the language of business and influence a culture of security.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership

9 Podcasts
Episode 30: Why is Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) Important? – with BZ – Welcome To 123 CMMC
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December 17, 2021
If you want to learn about multi factor authentication, you must check out: https://www.identityprotectionplannin… This episode of Welcome To 123 CMMC is all about multi factor authentication information but also tries to cover the following subjects: – How to do multi factor authenticat

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 26: Cybersecurity Communication and Leadership
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December 13, 2021
In this segment of the NCF, Dr. Murray has a discussion with Bob Zinga who is the Director of Information Security at Directly and is also an Information Warfare Officer for the United States Navy Reserve in San Francisco. Bob and Shawn discuss the similarities and differences related to the culture

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 21: The Millionaires Day Off Conference Call with Tyler Caison
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December 01, 2021
Make sure you follow Coach Bob “BZ” Zinga.  Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCdp… Linkedin- Like and Subscribe to the channel for more content like this. ————– Useful Links ————– To connect with Bob visit th

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 08: AI Nerd with Attitude
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November 23, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ AI Nerd with Attitude interview with Bob Fabien Zinga. Bob Fabien Zinga is a cybersecurity executive commissioned in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an Information Warfare qualified Information Professional Officer with more than 16 years of honorable service. H

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 07: Security Leadership Session
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November 23, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ Interview by Lokesh Yamasani, former CISO of Satellite Healthcare (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lokesh-ya…). Bob is currently Director of Information security @ Directly. He is the CTO/Board Director @ Black Girls Hack. BlackGirlsHack Foundation prov

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 05: Tech-Savvy
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November 23, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ Tech- savviness or being Tech-Savvy is not just about knowing a ‘how to,’ but about cultivating the desire to always be learning more. This is what we will talk about today with my guest Bob Fabien Zinga (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobfabienzinga.com

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 04: Discussing Diversity and Inclusion
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November 23, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ Diversity and Inclusion! Let’s watch @Bob Zinga, US Navy Veteran and Information Security Executive, talking about the challenges of being at under-represented groups in the Tech Industry, and how people and organizations can start to overcome the h

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 03: Embracing Innovation and Finding The Way Forward
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November 23, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ Embracing Innovation And Finding The Way Forward with Bob Zinga | Ep.24 Embracing Innovation And Finding The Way Forward with Bob Zinga Bob Fabien Zinga is senior-level cybersecurity and technology, risk executive who was a Senior Information Warfare

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

Episode 02: Tech Talk
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November 23, 2021
Leadership and Success Podcast with Coach BZ 5/10/20 Tech Talk: Bob Fabien Zinga, “BZ” Bob Zinga is the Head of Information Security at Directly, Inc, leading and managing a cross-functional annually audited information security program and Information Warfare Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Leadership

2 Profiles
Bob Fabien Zinga: Forbes Council Member
Forbes
November 24, 2020
Head of Information Security at Directly, leading and managing a cross-functional annually audited InfoSec program, and IW CDR in the USNR. Read Bob Fabien Zinga's full executive profile here.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership

Bob Fabien Zinga accepted into Forbes Technology Council
Forbes
November 18, 2020
Forbes Technology Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Executives.

San Francisco, October 29, 2020 — Bob Fabien Zinga, Director of Information Security at Directly, a leader in customer experience automation, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.

Bob Fabien Zinga was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

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Tags: Leadership

3 Quotes
16 Skills And Specialties Tech Leaders Are Looking For In 2023
Forbes
November 22, 2022
Technology in industry evolves quickly; each year seems to bring new tools and, in terms of cybersecurity, new threats. Whether a company is a tech producer or simply a tech user, its team must include members fluent in the latest important developments as well as those with the hard and soft skills a fast-paced workplace requires.

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Tags: Leadership

14 Tech Leaders Share How They Dig Out Of Professional ‘Ruts’
Forbes
November 21, 2022
In the movie Groundhog Day, the main character gets stuck reliving the same day over and over again. It’s a familiar feeling for many—even in the fast-paced tech industry, leaders can sometimes feel unmotivated or stuck on autopilot, or spot such feelings among their team members. When this happens, leaders need strategies to renew their or their team member’s early interest in and passion for the job and come back to work refreshed.

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Tags: Leadership

Employee Retention
Forbes
November 24, 2020
"In addition to being a tech executive, I have the privilege of being a senior officer in the U.S. military, where turnover is very low even when members make a lot less money. A compelling vision, a clear mission and a sense of working for a greater cause—beyond profit—are among the main reasons for employee retention."

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Tags: Leadership

2 Webinars
Board Cyber Oversight: Steps in Creating a Board Cyber Committee
Private Directors Association
September 29, 2021
Companies today operate in a constantly evolving, digital business world. Boards need to more effectively unlock and de-risk shareholder value. Please join us for an expert panel discussion where you will learn how to start, measure, and manage an effective board cybersecurity committee.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership

Cloud Data Privacy in the WFH era
Gamma.AI
October 29, 2020
In the pursuit of minimizing data loss risks, cloud data privacy has become even more critical in this WFH Era. Gamma hosted its first panel on October 29, 2020 to discuss the same covering a broad range of topics including cloud data risk assessment, cloud data governance, and cloud data access controls.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

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Location: USA    Date Available: December 08th, 2022     Fees: 1

Submission Date: December 08th, 2022     Service Type: Service Offered

Bob is a Senior Information Warfare Officer (CEO/GM level) in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Bob is recognized for his knowledge, vision, leadership, and collaborative style of effectively approaching a constantly evolving and complex area of information security and risk management. He demonstrates ability to establish positive internal and external C-level and boardroom relationships to effect significant change, drive a cybersecurity risk management strategy forward while enabling organizational growth.
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