About Allan Alford Consulting
Allan launched his boutique cybersecurity consulting practice in 2022, with the intention of helping organizations efficiently implement and manage security programs and projects. Allan keeps the practice small, bringing in a hand-selected team of subject matter experts only as required, to forge long-term relationships with each client and to intimately understand and fulfill each organization's unique needs. Allan mentors and coaches aspiring CISOs and new CISOs as well.
About Allan Alford
With twenty+ years in information security, Allan has served as CISO five times in four industries, with a strong history in technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, litigation, education, cybersecurity and more. Allan parlayed an IT career into a product security career and then ultimately fused the two disciplines. This unique background means that Allan approaches the CISO role with a highly business-aligned focus and an understanding of an organization's greater goals, drivers, methods, and practices.
Allan has led security functions in companies from 5 employees to 50,000 and executes a risk-based approach to security, as well as compliance with many frameworks.
Allan gives back to the security community via The Cyber Ranch Podcast, by authoring articles, speaking at conferences and teaching.
Allan holds a Master of Information Systems & Security and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a focus on Leadership.