Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, SAIC
Kevin Brown’s biggest achievement was creating a cybersecurity strategy and organization from the ground up, which included collaboration across the entire enterprise while demonstrating cybersecurity isn’t only about protecting the business but also enabling the business.
After a few months on the job, Brown reorganized his organization into four main areas: architecture, cybersecurity operations, governance, risk and compliance, and business engagement and resilience.
“This reorganization also included moving competencies out of the CISO organization (e.g., network security engineering and identity and access management) and integrating this expertise within the infrastructure and operations and service management teams in SAIC’s Information Technology organization. Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility and should be embedded as much as possible across an organization,” he said.
Before joining SAIC, Brown was vice president and CISO at Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of medical devices. In that role, he was responsible for many aspects of the company’s cybersecurity posture, including developing its cyber strategy, maintaining a security operations center and overseeing threat management.
Prior to his position at Boston Scientific, Brown served as vice president and deputy business manager of Raytheon’s cybersecurity business. Before that, he worked at SAIC as a SVP and operations manager for the company’s information security business.
“Rejoining SAIC in September 2021 feels like I have come full circle as my private sector cybersecurity career started at SAIC after I left the Navy in 1994,” Brown said. “It was great to merge back into a company with a compelling mission, culture, and appreciation for cybersecurity.
Brown served as an officer in the U.S Navy with assignments at the Space and Naval Warfare Command, National Security Agency, U.S. Naval Academy and U.S.S. Luce (DDG-38). He has a master’s degree in management information systems from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Besides his CISO responsibilities at SAIC, Brown also provides cybersecurity strategic leadership and guidance for SAIC’s business programs and innovation factories. Through his Enterprise Cybersecurity Champion program, Brown’s team provides guidance, best practices and two-way communication and collaboration across the company.
“Kevin’s knowledge of cybersecurity operations and the threats that cyber professionals face on a daily basis position him as the expert SAIC needs to protect critical systems and data for our company and our customers,” said SAIC Chief Information Officer Nathan Rogers.