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MK Palmore

Palo Alto Networks
VP, Field CSO (Americas)
MK Palmore serves as VP, Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks. MK serves as a leader within INSIGHT by Palo Alto Networks. The INSIGHT team provides strategic advisory services related to digital transformation and cybersecurity enterprise roadmap development and implementation. Additionally, MK is a frequent keynote presenter at security industry conferences speaking on the topics of cybersecurity and leadership. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, MK served as the Head of the Cyber Security Branch for FBI San Francisco​ ​ capping a career of public service spanning 32-years. His leadership and investigative experiences while in the FBI included: Cybersecurity, Crisis Response/Management, Risk-Management Advisory Services, and
Counter-Terrorism Investigations. MK’s cyber security certifications include the CISM, CISSP, GCCC and the Carnegie Mellon University CISO Certification. He earned a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Pepperdine University. In addition to his duties with Palo Alto Networks, MK serves as an adjunct instructor with Hult International Business School for subjects related to cybersecurity and enterprise risk. MK began his professional career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.