George Wrenn


George Wrenn

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George Wrenn is a Research Affiliate in Management Science at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He founded and served as ceo of CyberSaint Security a leading IRM/GRC company. Prior to CyberSaint, he formerly served as the vp/cso globally  for Schneider Electric. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of cyber security, spanning technology, policy and management.

Prior to this, George was as a senior managing consultant with IBM helping cross-industry Fortune 500 customers reach compliance to NIST, FISMA, ISO/IEC, HIPAA, PCI, NERC/CIP, and other key regulatory frameworks, developing cyber security strategy, roadmaps, and global cyber security programs.

He is also expert in cloud security and has been awarded US patents in this area. Other roles in his extensive career have spanned from Managed Security Services (MSS) to Security Product Development and Secure Cloud Computing.

In addition to this experience, George has served as director of security for a fully regulated financial services company, where he managed regulatory compliance efforts and the internal security office, protecting over $100 trillion in stock market transactions yearly. He later led cyber security portfolio management, M&A work (RSA, et al.) and many Six Sigma business improvement projects at RSA Security and EMC.

In addition to being a recognized expert in the cyber security field, he is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Lean Practitioner, and Kaizen Facilitator. 

George has published over 40 articles in major technology publications and has appeared in many more including the WSJ.

He is a former USAF/Aux Pilot and Officer, serving as a 1st Lieutenant,  receiving a National Commander's Commendation for outstanding duty performance with the Hanscom Composite Squadron (HCS-MA-043) based at Hanscom Air Force Base.

George is a graduate of Harvard University. He has attended executive programs at Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School. As a graduate fellow at MIT for over a decade, he has conducted research and advanced coursework at the MIT Media Lab, the Sloan School of Management, the School of Engineering, the School of Architecture and most recently the MIT Security Studies Program (SSP) working on next generation Cyber Warfare frameworks. 

Most recently he completed both the Cambridge and Oxford Säid School Artifical Intelligence programmes. While on sabbatical he is building new innovative programs for cybersecurity start-ups.