Chairman of the Board
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Tom Finan is the board chairman of Mission Critical Global Alliance (MCGA), a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development and dissemination of educational and informational resources intended to upskill the current workforce and to cultivate the next generation of professionals engaged in securely and safely operating mission critical infrastructure while protecting the physical and economic security, health, and safety of the public.
Tom Finan is a Cyber Growth Leader within Willis Towers Watson’s FINEX Cyber/E&O Practice. In this role, Tom advances the company’s integrated approach to cybersecurity across all aspects of people, capital, and technology risk. Tom previously worked as the Chief Strategy Officer of Ark Network Security Solutions. He also served as Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate. While at DHS, Tom established and led the agency’s cybersecurity insurance initiative in support of implementation of Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” To advance that effort, he created DHS’ Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group (CIDAWG), a private-public engagement forum that examined how a cyber incident data repository could help meet the information and analysis requirements of the insurance industry and technical cybersecurity professionals.
Tom previously served as the Staff Director and Counsel for the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment with the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. During his time with the Committee, he authored two major reports that informed many of the statutory provisions that he helped develop for Title V of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-53) and the Reducing Over-Classification Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-258). Tom is a former Assistant General Counsel at the FBI. He has also worked in private litigation practice.
Tom earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Since its founding, leaders in business, government and industry have turned to Mission Critical Global Alliance as a trusted resource dedicated to enhancing the resilience of mission critical infrastructure. As a nonprofit organization with expertise in advocacy, skills standards development, education, research, workforce development and professional certifications, we help protect the physical and economic security, health, and safety of the public.