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M. Brian Reid

Director, Global Security Operations Center at Palo Alto Networks

SF Bay Area, United States

M. Brian Reid, FBCI, CBCP, CPP, CFE, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Engineering Management. He also obtained master’s degrees in Business Administration (Henley Business School, University of Reading UK), Information Assurance (Norwich University, VT, USA), and Business and Organizational Security Management (Webster University, MI, USA). Brian was the first ever BCI Continuity and Resilience Contributor for the Americas in 2020 and has been listed consistently among the top ten most Influential Security Thought leaders in the world by IFSEC Global for the last 5 years. He was also a finalist for the BCI Personality of the year for the Americas region numerous times. Brian is the Director of the Global Security Operations Center for a NASDQ 100 firm. He has also completed complex enterprise consulting projects for global entities and small countries.

Brian is a member of the global board of directors of ASIS International, the Business Continuity Institute’s USA chapter board and a chapter leader for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is an accomplished speaker, university lecturer and course developer for graduate programs at top Universities in the north east USA.

A firm believer in giving back, Brian has also contributed as a director on the boards of three different 501-C3’s focused on improving the lives of underprivileged youth and combat wounded veterans. He was also a member of the IT Advisory council for Virginia State University.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Virginia
Speaking Topics: Organizational Resilience, Cybersecurity, Personal Resilience

M. Brian Reid Points
Academic 5
Author 0
Influencer 13
Speaker 20
Entrepreneur 0
Total 38

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Security
Theatre: Global
Last Media Interview: 09/22/2020

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity 36.27
Business Strategy
Cybersecurity 30.16
Diversity and Inclusion
Future of Work
Health and Safety
Leadership 30.19
Risk Management 31.73
Security 37.68

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Oil & Gas
Professional Services


3 Influencer Awards
IFSEC Global Top Influencer in Fire and Security
September 15, 2020
Ranked #5 in the world in the Thought Leadership the IFSEC Global Top Influencers in Fire and Security 2020.

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Tags: Leadership, Security

2020 BCI Continuity & Resilience Contributor- Americas
Business Continuity Institute (BCI)/ Americas awards
April 20, 2020
In this category the Judges looked for evidence on how the individual has contributed to their local community, the BCI, other professional institutes or the wider business continuity / resilience profession. The contributions can be in many forms but should not form part of the individuals day to day role. Judges examined both the quantity and quality of each contribution.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Leadership, Social

IFSEC Global- Most Influential in Security & Fire: Thought Leadership Category
IFSEC Global
June 15, 2018
The IFSEC Global rankings are among the most prestigious for the security industry. IFSEC defines ‘influence’ in the following ways:

*Someone who has played a key role in driving technological innovation
*Someone who has been a driving force in changing regulation, standards/guidance or best practice
*Someone whose insights/opinions are widely respected and which are influential in shaping debate around industry issues
*Someone who has been instrumental in the success of the organization or business they lead or are employed by
*Someone who has helped to raise the industry’s profile or been an influential voice in the national media

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Security

1 Journal Publication
Business Continuity Plan
May 15, 2019
Published in Springer's Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management for Business Continuity Planning.

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Tags: Business Continuity

2 Keynotes
Keynote: Business Continuity
September 18, 2019
Keynote speaker for the International Facilities Management Association Caribbean conference 2019.

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Tags: Business Continuity

The Leading Risks to Museums and Enterprise Security Risk Management for Cultural Properties
June 20, 2019
Enterprise Risk Management or ERM offers a logical approach to identifying, assessing, monitoring and response planning for both natural and anthropogenic threats to an organization. In the museum environment this is oriented toward the protection of cultural properties. Risks may not always arise within the core functional areas of a cultural property (exhibitions, loans, collection management, visitor services, etc.) but rather most often are issues having to do with the ancillary functions of operating a large, publicly-accessible facility. This presentation will address the application of best practices in an ERM framework for a museum environment, including a discussion on Business Continuity Planning/ Contingency Planning and thereafter exploring some of the top vulnerabilities encountered during museum risk assessments.

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Tags: Risk Management, Business Continuity, Security

1 Media Interview
2022 Security Predictions with the International Security Journal
International Security Journal
December 20, 2021

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Tags: Risk Management, Business Continuity, Security



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