Vice President, Chief Security Officerpkeating@connerstrong.com
Patrick Keating is the Chief Security Officer for Conner Strong & Buckelew. Keating is responsible for managing the development and implementation of global security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. In addition, Keating monitors all Conner Strong & Buckelew security operations, inclusive of physical security and cybersecurity assets. He collaborates with all offices’ security personnel as well as building security personnel, and maintains relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement. Keating oversees the contracts and performance of security vendors who safeguard the company’s assets, intellectual property, and computer systems, as well as the physical safety of employees and visitors.
Before joining Conner Strong & Buckelew, Keating worked as the Chief Information Security Officer at the Philadelphia International Airport. In this role, Keating developed and managed the airport’s Information Security Program, which included coordinating security efforts to lower overall cybersecurity risk profile. He established and managed the Division of Aviation security policies, and led both incident response planning as well as investigations of security breaches. Prior to his time at Philadelphia International Airport, Keating worked at TD Bank as the Technology Risk Governance and Framework Lead where he was responsible for ensuring that consistent risk management practices were developed and deployed across the TD Bank Group and subsidiary technology environments. He also gained experience at Sun National Bank as their Information Security Officer, where he developed overall cybersecurity strategies in response to threats by measuring and understanding risks to the bank and the financial industry. Keating is a key member of InfraGard Members Alliance, an FBI outreach program, where he aids in planning the annual InfraGard conference and facilitates meetings and their topics of discussion.
Capella University – Master of Science, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Capella University – Bachelor of Science, Information Technology
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) – ISACA
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – ISC²
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) – ISC²
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