Patrick Benoit

Patrick is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Brinks Company. He was formerly the Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance / Business Information Security Officer for CBRE and the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He has been an Executive Business Partner at Experian; a Customer Delivery Executive and Service Delivery Leader at Dell; and owned a technology consulting company. He is a highly effective Business Leader with a mastery of Technology and Security. He is also a Writer, Speaker, and a continuous Mentor/Advisor and Learner. Patrick works across all technology and security domains and is experienced at building technology and security programs from the ground up. Patrick has owned his own technology consulting company, led software development and infrastructure organizations, and worked with all levels of executive leadership in technology, operations, and security. He holds certifications as C/CISO, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CCP, PMP, ITIL Expert, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Patrick earned a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Cameron University after serving as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer for nearly 6 years in the Army. In his spare time, he is a commercial pilot and flight instructor. He studies and teaches Aikido, rides motorcycles, and is an avid reader of Chinese Philosophy. His favorite teaching is “From Chaos Comes Greatness,” from the Chinese Book of Changes (I Ching).  He has two grown sons, four granddaughters, and a grandson. He lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.