Adrian Mayers

Dr. Adrian M. Mayers is a cybersecurity, risk, & compliance professional, and academic researcher. He is currently the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Premera Blue Cross, a leading health plan provider. Presently responsible for managing risk through information protection, threat detection, incident response, and overall cybersecurity capabilities. He has also held various senior management positions at Vertafore, Microsoft, Nokia, and Securiguard. He has a strong passion for remaining on the cutting edge of technology and business innovation. Throughout his 20-year career, he has dealt with various aspects of corporate security, such as anti-fraud operations, cybersecurity, intellectual property protection, counterintelligence, and loss prevention. He holds multiple professional certifications, including CISM, CCSP, CDPSE, CFE, CPP, and CISA. He also has a doctorate in business administration, specializing in international business from Northcentral University, an MBA from Athabasca University, a graduate certificate in cybersecurity from Harvard University, and an engineering technologies diploma from John Abbott College. His academic research pursuits focus on offensive/ defensive cyber operations, national security, intelligence, special operations forces (SOF), cyber warfare, and foreign policy.