Leonard Kleinman

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Leonard Kleinman

Branch Executive ACT Canberra, AISA


Len Kleinman is the Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO) – Cortex for Palo Alto Networks JAPAC focusing on critical industry sectors such as Government, Banking and Finance, Utilities and Education. His mission is to to work with executives and business stakeholders to make security a strategic priority that translates into business value and assist in the development of a risk-based cyber security culture aimed at protecting our digital lives.

Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, Len was the Chief Cyber Security Advisor for RSA International. A career public servant, he has worked in senior roles in IT security at the Australian Tax Office, including governance and risk, compliance, the IT Security Advisor role and leading the ATO’s cyber technical team. Focus areas included specialist advice and policy on a range of business and technical activities, strategic and operational planning, service provider engagement, contingency and incident response, and threat intelligence.

Len is an Adjnuct Professor of Computing and Cybersecurity at Deakin Univeristy, Branch Chair for AISA Canberra, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and sits on the Advisory Board for the Oceania Cyber Security Centre. With close on 34 years of experience in the information technology and cybersecurity industry he is a security technology community activist, and regularly speaks at security events.

1-2 NOVEMBER 2023

Protective Security in Government Conference