Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), CSA
Troy Leach has spent more than 25 years advocating for the advancement of responsible, safe technology to improve the quality of living and parity for all.
As the Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Leach supports Cloud Security Alliance's corporate strategy and ongoing mission to provide new and relevant cloud security awareness, education, research, programs and membership participation. Mr. Leach specifically focuses on external engagements and corporate initiatives surrounding the financial services and payment industries, cryptocurrency and related government activities and serves as a featured CSA speaker at various industry events.
Additionally, he sits on advisory boards as an expert in information security and financial payments and also advises universities on future cybersecurity curriculum. Mr. Leach speaks with regulators all over the world looking to address emerging risks and has testified in various United States Congressional Hearings as a subject matter expert in security of payment and financial services. He also is recognized within the World Economic Forum as an expert in blockchain and cybersecurity.
Previously, Mr. Leach helped establish and lead the PCI Security Standards Council, that creates global standards and certification programs for the protection of payment data as their CTO and Chief Standards Architect. He also was served on the Board of Directors for the standards body, ANSI X9.
Mr. Leach holds a Masters of Science from Syracuse University in Telecommunication & Network Management as well as Information Security Management.