My Resume

Paul Love

Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Visionary Executive Leader | Information Security Strategist | Author and Speaker

It’s incredibly rare to get paid to do something you would do for free. For me, that is my reality, and I am beyond grateful to be in this situation. I am an Executive Information Security Strategist with 20+ years of experience empowering organizations to grow, thrive, and stay safe in the evolving digital landscape. After years of rising up through the Information Security world, I am beyond grateful that I have reached a point where I can impact strategy, people, and bottom-line business success through my work.


One of the things I love most about the work I do is having the opportunity to learn new things and creatively solve complex problems with brilliant people every single day. I am a passionate and compassionate developer of people, processes, and relationships and I have had great success building and leading teams because of that approach.


I’m such an Information Security nerd that I have written multiple books and given keynote presentations on the topic over the years. I also host a podcast called “F Sides Podcast” where we talk about security in a fun and accessible manner.

  • General Security CertificationsCISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), CompTIA Security+
  • Technical Security CertificationsGIAC Forensic Analyst (GNFA), GIAC Forensic Examiner (GCFE), GIAC BattleField Forensics and Acquisition (GBFA), Sun Certified Security Administrator on Solaris Unix 8 (SCSA)
  • Privacy CertificationsFellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  • General Technology CertificationsCertified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals, IT Infrastructure Library Foundations (ITIL), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2000 (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator on Windows 2000 (MCSA)


  • svgInformation Security
  • svgRisk Management
  • svgSecurity Program creation
  • svgIncident Response Program Creation
  • svgOrganizational Leadership

Technical Knowledge

  • svgInformation Security Controls
  • svgUnix Operating System
  • svgWindows Operating System
  • svgPrivacy Controls
  • svgOrganizational Change Management


  • Masters of Science

    Capitol Technology University

    Major: Network Security
  • Certificate

    Harvard University

    Executive Certificate: Managing Risk in the Information Age
  • Bachelors of Arts

    MidAmerica Nazarene University

    Major: Information Systems
  • Associates of Arts

    Palomar College

    Major: Information Systems


  • 2017 - Now

    Co-op Solutions

    Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
  • 2015 - 2017

    Freddie Mac

    Senior Director, Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • 2015

    Ernst & Young

    Senior Manager
  • 2013 - 2015

    Ally Financial

    Senior Director, Threat Assessment and Protection Services
  • 2011 - 2013

    Cetera Financial Group

    Information Security Officer
  • 2010 - 2011


    Director, Audit and Compliance, Office 365
  • Others

    The Standard, Fifth Third Bank, Schlumberger, United States Marine Corps

    Multiple information security roles