We Exist to Expand Boundaries and Shrink Troubling Gaps

Our Holistic Purpose:
Global Security

We’re founded on the realization that true cybersecurity relies on an ecosystem of connected cross-sector organizations. We also understand that the current state of cyber makes it so that each organization is incentivized to only manage within its own boundaries, creating very real silos.

These silos create gaps like disparities in knowledge, talent, standards, sector practices, infrastructure, and scale. Each poses a common threat to the whole community. And we're out to change this.

By joining together stakeholders and communities that have historically been siloed or excluded across the cybersecurity industry, we believe we can curb the exponential rise in cybercrime.

That's why we focus our efforts on:
01 Workforce Development
02 Industry
03 Innovation Advancement

Our Brief History

GCC Hits Milestone of 20+ Cross-sector Members + Numerous Community Partnerships Are Established
GCC Launches 'Net Measure' Virtual Conference Amid COVID spike in cybercrime
The Global Center for Cybersecurity is Officially Established in Partnership with Cortex
CISOs Across the Region and Nation Agree There is a Need for a New Type of Industry Center to Address Unmet Needs
Cortex Expands in Saint Louis with Further Investment of $186MM
Major Anchor Institutions Invest $29MM to Establish Cortex

Meet our partners

Some truly great organizations have joined us in providing programming to aid our mission.

Board of Directors

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Josh Jaffe
VP Cyber Security & Business Unit Security Officer,
Dell Technologies
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Lamont Orange
Chief Information Security Officer,
Vice President
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Joseph Scherrer
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Program Director,
Washington University
Arindam Kar
Partner, Antitrust Practice Specialist,
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
General Counsel
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Sam Fiorello
President & CEO,
Cortex Innovation Community
Founding Board Member
Damon Burton
Regional Director, Zyston Cybersecurity
Board Member
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Ryan Brown
Founder and President
Founding Board Member
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Luis Arzu
CISO of Farm Credit Financial Partners,
and Per Scholas Manager of Cyber Security
Board Member
Simone Cummings
Dean, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University
Board Member
Mirel Sehic
VPGM Cybersecurity
Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT)
Board Member
Josh Knopp
VP, Chief Information Security Officer,
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Board Member
Tony Spinelli
Founder and Principal,
S7 Advisors
Board Member
Che Bhatia
Vice President Cyber Resilience & Engagement ManagementGlobal Aon Cyber Solutions
Board Member
Jon Brickey
SVP & Cybersecurity Evangelist
at Mastercard
Board Member
Matt Modica
BJC HealthCare
Board Member

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