As the Chief Information Security Officer for Monsanto, a leading global agriculture company, Gary Harbison leads the Information Security Office (ISO) with global ownership of Information Security, IT Risk Management, and protection of Monsanto’s critical data. Through his leadership, Gary’s organization is responsible for the Global Information Security Strategy, IT Risk Management & Compliance, Security Education & Awareness, Cyber Threat & Intelligence, Business Continuity Planning, and Governance of the IT security controls and Privacy program. Gary and the ISO are focused on managing Monsanto’s Risks and Cyber Threats globally, and enabling the business with pragmatic security solutions. Gary is also a member of the IT Leadership Team helping define and drive Monsanto’s global IT strategy. Gary has 19 years of overall IT experience, with 17 of those focused in the Information Security domain. This has included multiple global fortune 500 companies, as well as public sector experience with the US Department of Defense. His background has included technical experience, strategy and architecture focused roles, cyber and threat experience, and various leadership roles focused on building highly performing teams to drive the strategy and direction for Information Security while partnering with his customers to enable key business objectives. Gary received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. Gary is also an Adjunct Professor in the Cybersecurity Masters Program at Washington University in St. Louis.