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Gregory McCarthy

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Gregory McCarthy is the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Boston and career public servant.

Since joining the City of Boston’s Cybersecurity Team in 2010, Greg has managed the implementation of numerous information security solutions, developed the City's first cybersecurity awareness program for employees and successfully enforced the use of multi-factor authentication for all employees. In his role, Greg continues to lead efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity capabilities across the City and further the team’s mission through modernizing technology, partnerships, and regular training. Greg is a cybersecurity leader and change agent who is focused on strengthening cybersecurity for the City of Boston and all municipal governments through partnership and collaboration. Greg is also the Co-founder and Co-Chair of the Coalition of City CISOs.

Prior to joining the City of Boston, Greg spent seven years working at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections. Greg holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and a graduate degree in Information Assurance, both from Northeastern University. He has also earned a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification from ISACA, graduate certification in Project Management from Boston University, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. 

Greg resides in Jamaica Plain with his husband.

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