James Robinson

James Robinson

Deputy CISO


Robinson is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of experience in security engineering, architecture and strategy. He develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of strategic services and solutions that help executives change their security strategies through innovation.

Before his time at Netskope, Robinson was the VP third-party risk management at Optiv, where he worked as a core contributor around strategic internal initiatives including threat management, risk management, third-party risk management, vulnerability management and data program protection. Prior to Optiv, he was the security architecture and strategy officer for Websense. He also previously served as product security officer for Emerson Network Power, a division of Emerson Electric Company, where he built the company’s first product security organization, including program and reference models, which were later adopted by Emerson Electric’s CTO office.

He has held positions of increasing responsibilities with other Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch and State Farm insurance where he ran one of the most successful penetration testing engagements in the company’s history.

Throughout his career, Robinson has helped companies plan, build and run security programs, and he has developed solutions for network architecture and application security, penetration testing, incident response, security and risk assessment, forensics and investigations and product security. He attended Webster University where he studied business and management and holds a number of technical certifications.

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