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Rob Sloan

VP, Cybersecurity Advocacy

Rob Sloan | VP, Cybersecurity Advocacy
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The CISO may be accountable for managing cyber risk, but everyone from the CEO and board down has a part to play in protecting corporate data.
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Transformation Journey

Rob Sloan is a cybersecurity, technology, and AI subject matter expert with broad business skills and management responsibility.

Prior to joining Zscaler as VP, cybersecurity advocacy, he served as Research Director at the Wall Street Journal's WSJ Pro, where he lead a research team focused on cybersecurity, AI, and sustainability issues. He wrote a weekly column in the popular, member-only WSJ Pro Cybersecurity newsletter and was the author of Dow Jones's training support tool for SMEs, “Response Readiness Training”. 

Before Dow Jones, he worked as Response Director for a specialist IT security consultancy in London and built a team focused on detecting, investigating and protecting against cyber intrusions and responding to incidents, especially state-sponsored attacks. The role demanded helping multi-national organizations recover from data loss events, investigate and attribute attacks, mitigate damage and ensure strategies were in place to reduce the likelihood of further incidents.

He began his career working for the U.K. government in defense and foreign affairs, looking at some of the earliest state sponsored cyberattacks against the government, military and critical national infrastructure networks.

Rob’s undergraduate degree was in German and Spanish and he later completed a Masters degree in Modern German History. He achieved a Chief Risk Officer Certificate from Carnegie Mellon and completed a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist qualification.