David Levine is Vice President of Corporate and Information Security & CSO for Ricoh USA, Inc. In this role, he has responsibility for operational security, security strategy, security policy, corporate and physical security, Trade Compliance, access management, eDiscovery and litigation support and some compliance functions. Levine chairs Ricoh’s Security Advisory Council, leads Ricoh’s Global Virtual Security team and is routinely engaged in customer opportunities to discuss risk and security. Levine has held a wide and diverse variety of positions during his 24-year tenure with the company, including IT engineering, project management, vendor management, Six Sigma and Technology Infrastructure and End User Services leadership, giving him a great perspective on technology, the business and security.Levine is a member of Forrester Research’s Security & Risk Leadership Board, the FBI’s InfraGard Program and is an Atlanta Governing Body Co-Chair with EVANTA. Levine is a frequent speaker and writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Systems with minors in Computer Science and Business from Eckerd College.
As new technologies emerge and more enterprises move to the cloud, security will continue to dominate the agenda. A Goldman Sachs CIO survey expects to see cloud based workloads increase to 38% in 2021. CISOs must continue to work on improving network security and improving identity and access management practices, both of which become increasingly critical as more access and connection points move outside the walls of enterprise IT. Security leaders say such work must be done in addition to, not in place of, the work ensuring the security of legacy systems.