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Joined: May 2023

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Vishal Chawla


Vishal is an experienced cybersecurity and risk management professional with over 25 years of experience serving clients in the financial services, technology, and media industries in the U.S. and internationally. He is the Founder and CEO of BluOcean Digital, a firm focused on delivering outcome-based consulting services and technology-enabled cybersecurity and privacy solutions to protect the trust of companies, their customers, and communities. Prior to BluOcean, Vishal held senior leadership positions at PwC, Grant Thornton, and Deloitte in their cybersecurity practices.


Vishal specializes in aligning cybersecurity and privacy strategies and programs with business strategies, digital transformation initiatives, and innovation agendas. He has a proven track record of helping clients achieve customer trust, innovation, and agility in their business operations, operational resilience, and regulatory compliance throughout their digital transformation journey. Vishal is a certified information systems and security professional (CISSP) and is frequently quoted and published in industry publications such as the WSJ, MIT Magazine, Risk & Compliance Magazine, RMA Journal, ISACA, and Compliance Week. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences on topics related to strategic risk, operational risk, and cyber risk.


Vishal is passionate about spending time with his family, exercise, music, and cricket. He resides in Great Falls, Virginia with his two children. As a respected industry thought leader and a cybersecurity expert, Vishal's contributions to the field are invaluable, and he is committed to making a positive impact on the industry and the community at large.

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