In 2019, Troy Stairwalt was named Chief Information Security Officer at Westfield, a leadership role responsible for setting strategy and overseeing daily operations of the property & casualty insurance company’s cyber security program for all facets of the organization.
With more than 20 years of information security experience, his expertise ranges from Cybersecurity Strategy, Program management, Information Security analysis and engineering, risk assessment and architecture to cyber forensic investigations. Looking for ways to empower others and give back by sharing his knowledge, Stairwalt spent several years volunteering with international experts to write, review and revise CISM and the CRISC certification exam questions, answers and plausible distractors to help the next generation of experts remain current with industry best practices. Stairwalt was also asked to provide mentorship for SANS 504 course, Hacker Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling. In addition, Stairwalt began teaching Information Systems Security and Audit and Control courses at University of Akron in January of 2022.