A 20+ year veteran of technology titans such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs, and Honeywell International, Rich Mason possesses deep expertise in the fields of cyber, corporate, and connected product security. His last corporate post was as Honeywell’s Global Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO), and prior to that, he held the role of Honeywell’s first Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Honeywell is a Fortune 100 conglomerate with a market cap over $100B and over 130,000 employees in 120 countries. Honeywell Global Security achieved a number 1 global ranking in the Industrial and Manufacturing sector during his tenure.
An engaging communicator, demonstrated practitioner and creative thinker, Rich is well-respected among his peers in the cyber, information, and physical security domains. He is vocal about how the practical application of theory should be present at all layers of an organization, and passionately challenges the idea of 'tick box' (vs actual) security. An ardent supporter of entrepreneurial thinking, Rich has been pivotal in Verifai's growth, as an investor and mentor, while actively serving on Verifai's Strategic Advisory Board.