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Patrick Benoit

VP, Globl Business Information Security Officer at CBRE

Plano, TX, United States

Patrick is the Global Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at CBRE. Previously, he has been an Advisory
CISO and the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He is an Information/Cyber Security & Privacy Executive, Writer,
Speaker, Knowledge Provider, and Seeker. Patrick works across all security domains and is experienced at
building a security program from the ground up. He has been an Executive Business Partner with Experian and a
Customer Delivery Executive with Dell Services. Over the years, Patrick has owned his own technology consulting
company, led software development and infrastructure organizations, and worked with all levels of executive
leadership in operation and security. He holds certifications as C/CISO, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CCP, PMP, ITIL Expert,
and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Patrick earned a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of
Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Cameron University after serving as an
enlisted soldier and commissioned officer for nearly 6 years in the U.S. In his spare time, he is a commercial pilot
and flight instructor. He studies and teaches Aikido, rides motorcycles, Scuba dives, and is an avid reader of
Chinese Philosophy. His favorite teaching is “From Chaos Comes Greatness,” a loose translation from the
Chinese Book of Changes (I Ching). He is married with two grown sons, four granddaughters, and a grandson. He
lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Dallas, TX
Speaking Topics: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Risk Management

Patrick Benoit Points
Academic 0
Author 3
Influencer 1
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 4

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Real Estate Services
Theatre: Global

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity 30.24
Privacy 30.26

Industry Experience


3 Article/Blogs
CISOs Should Be Licensed Like Other Mature Professions
September 09, 2019
Before you start tweeting about how this idea is just more government control, hear me out. Please set aside your initial need to say that you didn’t need a license to be a good CISO and requiring one is just another checkbox. There are always pros and cons to every idea and my intention is to open the discussion.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

How Secure is Your SaaS Platform? 4 Questions You Need to Ask
September 03, 2019
In today’s world, we must capitalize on data to provide personalized customer and employee experiences. And what is the only thing more vital than the collection and activation of that data? It's security.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Who’s Afraid of Data Security? It Better Not Be Sales & Marketing
August 19, 2019
Sales and Marketing professionals face the daily challenge of setting products and services apart from competitors. Too often, security is used as an after-the-fact, due diligence criterion. In today’s digital world, data security can be a valuable differentiator. How do we change security from an additional benefit to a leading factor in selling and marketing who we are and what we do? Can it help us feel more safe and secure in our sales and marketing efforts?

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy



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