Tom Patterson

Tom PattersonTom Patterson is the Unisys Chief Trust Officer. He brings more than 30 years of leading-edge security experience, expertise, and innovation helping commercial and public sector clients tackle some of their most complex security challenges. In his role at Unisys, he leads the development and delivery of advanced security products, consulting and managed services.

Recognized by Trust! Magazine as a 2015 global thought leader on trust, Tom combines his immersion in all facets of security with his dynamic Silicon Valley approach and executive experience with government organizations and big-four and other companies to improve businesses around the world. Having served as a CSO (MCC), partner (Deloitte), chief eCommerce strategist (IBM), and a founder of a tech startup backed by the Carlyle Group, Tom thrives on delivering real security value that earns client trust and grows businesses.

Tom Patterson Mapping Security BookTom’s teams at Unisys defend many of the world’s great enterprises by leading the advanced technical teams needed to identify risks, a full suite of innovative products to address them, and the strategic board/executive advisory services necessary to help prevent them. Prior to this role, Tom has run global security professional services businesses, served on three public boards, provided governance to early stage companies, and has written a book on security (Mapping Security) that, according to Wired’s editor, “speaks directly to businesspeople around the globe” and, according to Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, is “compelling and practical.”

AFCEA Luncheon Tom PattersonAs a global thought leader that is accepted by c-suite and in board executives around the world, Tom has lectured on security at both the Wharton School and Cal Poly, frequently keynotes at corporate and government events, and is a regular guest security analyst for media. He has helped secure projects as diverse as the launches of a space shuttle and aircraft carrier, protected oil rigs, banks and hospitals from terrorists, organized criminals, and foreign intelligence services, as well as protected high profile programs at the United Nations and United Way.

The common thread to Tom’s diverse security career is building and projecting the trust that is necessary to compete. With his Top Secret clearance, Tom also works pro bono with the US Congress, Federal law enforcement, and the Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence communities, and has contributed to Presidential Executive Orders. Tom can be reached through and you can follow him on Twitter at

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