In 2019, Troy Stairwalt was named Chief Information Security Officer at Westfield, a leadership role ensuring the protection of the property & casualty insurance company’s data security for all facets of the organization.
With more than 20 years of information security experience, his vast expertise ranges from cybersecurity strategy, program management, information security analysis and engineering, risk assessment and architecture to cyber forensic investigation. Looking for ways to empower others and give back by sharing his knowledge, Stairwalt spent several years volunteering with international experts to write, review and revise CISM and the CRISC certification exam questions, answers and plausible distractors to help the next generation of experts remain current with industry best practices. In addition, Stairwalt was asked to provide mentorship for SANS 504 course, Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling.
Graduating with honors, Stairwalt obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). His credentials include Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Insider Threat Program Manager (ITPM), Certified Information Systems (CISA), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH).