Company: City of Palo Alto
Title: Chief Information Security Officer
Raj Patel currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Palo Alto, California is a multiple award-winning cybersecurity leaders whose 30-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors.
In 2016, Raj has received an Award of Excellence for Cybersecurity Leadership in California for championing a forward thinking and innovative cybersecurity strategies in the government and private sectors.
Since joining the City of Palo Alto in 2012, he has institutionalized innovative three years cybersecurity strategy with a bold vision & strategy “To build and enable a secured digital city.” which has resulted in winning the “Leading Smart City” award for four years in a row. This recognition is based on the City’s forward-thinking IT and Cybersecurity strategy, which is based on cloud-first and mobile-first strategies.