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GovWare 2023 Temp Background

Danny Connelly

Danny Connelly

Chief Information Security Officer, Zscaler

Danny Connelly joined Zscaler in January 2021 and serves as CISO for the Amerces and Public Sector. Prior to Zscaler, Danny was the Associate CISO, Operations Branch Chief for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During his 11 year tenure at CDC, Danny was responsible for implementing operational capabilities to support Incident Response, Forensics, Cyber Threat Intel and Insider Threat functions. He has designed, implemented and optimized enterprise cyber security capabilities to effectively detect, prevent and respond to emerging cyber security threats.

Prior to CDC, Mr. Connelly spent 5 years serving as a key member of the Department Of Energy (DOE) Cyber Security Penetration Testing Team, focused on attacking critical DOE national labs, facilities, power administrations and Infrastructure. He led numerous engagements for both classified and unclassified targets and participated in many covert operations emulating nation state threat actor TTPs.