Clifton N.B. TriplettExecutive Director Cybersecurity & Risk Management
Clif is now serving as the Executive Director for Cybersecurity & Risk Management A.T. Kearney. He has more than 30 years of proven significant information technology and cybersecurity experience with the Federal Government and major US corporations ranging from the Fortune 1 to Fortune 200; and across six industries to include the Utility industry with Entergy, one of the country’s largest nuclear power plant operators. Clif completed his assignment in the Obama Administration at the change of the President and joined A.T. Kearney. He had been recruited at the direction of Congress to the Federal Government to address the cybersecurity challenges brought to light by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach of 21.5M individuals background investigation records. Clif served as one of eight Presidential Executive Fellows brought in from industry to lead in the remediation of significant government issues, in this case, Clif was tasked with cybersecurity.
His career began with his graduation from the United States Military Academy, and being commissioned as an officer in the US Army Signal Corps. During his nearly 10 years of active duty service he worked continuously on Top Secret and other advanced technologies in the protection and defense of the US Nuclear Command and Control Systems. Each assignment demanded heavy engagement in cybersecurity and the availability of mission critical systems.
His endeavors in IT Security continued into his civilian career where he has served as a CIO multiple times and a Business Unit leader; each time with significant security accountabilities. Twice the corporate CISO reported to him, and twice his CISO earned the recognition of his peers and was voted the CISO of the year. Cisco recognized him and his team as the Cybersecurity Innovator in the Energy Sector.
Clif is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.