Cybersecurity expert, advisor, investor
Tim Mather is a long-time information security practitioner, who has served in executive roles as CISO of Cadence Design Systems, Advisory Director for cloud security at KPMG, VP & Chief Security Strategist at RSA Security, VP & CISO at Symantec, Security Manager at Verisign, and Information Security Manager at Apple. He currently is a partner of Fortium Partners, LP, and an advisor to YL Ventures, where he advises on investments and startups related to cybersecurity, and an advisor to GhangorCloud . In addition to his extensive experience in cybersecurity , Tim has co-authored two books on information security: Cloud Security and Privacy: An Enterprise Perspective on Risks & Compliance and The Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges and Solutions . He also gives talks and is an occasional guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He was a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). and a founding member of CSA. He is also a long time committee member of the U.S. Secret Service´s San Francisco Cyber Fraud Task Force.
Tim is a CISSP, CISA and CISM, and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and holds Master’s Degrees in Information Assurance from Brandeis University, National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and International Policy Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economics from UC Berkeley.