We’ve made an effort at The Pipeline to showcase veterans and members of the military community who took different paths to their cybersecurity role. Today we hear from Adam Rice, who serves as CISO for Hilton and took a unique path to get there.
We connected with Hilton’s Michael Leidinger to discuss his path from the Navy to the private sector at Hilton where he serves as Chief Information Officer. Hilton was founded by a veteran and has hired thousands of veterans, military spouses, National Guard and reserve members in just the last few years. Michael joined Hilton in 2010. His military career began at the United States Naval Academy.
Brad Rhodes has over 23 years of experience in cybersecurity with leadership roles in the federal, commercial, and military spaces. He holds multiple certifications and serves as an affiliate professor at Regis University. Dedicated to developing the next generation of cyber professionals, he coaches a CyberPatriot team and is a frequent speaker and mentor to transitioning military members.
Paul Shaver is a US Navy veteran whose path to cybersecurity began in the Navy. Since leaving the Navy, he has served in a variety of roles, leading teams while focusing on automation and critical infrastructure security.
Michael Smith is an Army veteran who served as a Russian Linguist on active duty and infantryman in the National Guard. He’s a senior information security manager and technologist with over 25 years of experience in the IT security and intelligence fields.
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