Hello world I'm Paul Carugati, Director of Information Security for a Fortune 500 enterprise leading an effective cybersecurity program in information protection. My vision is focused on cyber self-defense and risk awareness, detective measures and preventative controls, business alignment, executive communication and team leadership. Information protection is my passion, and accountability and pragmatism are the professional virtues I strive to fortify daily.

  • Chicagoland, IL
  • +1 (815) 838-1561
  • Interested in New Opportunities
  • Seeking Executive Positions
  • IT and/or InfoSec Programs




Motorola Solutions, Inc

Director of Information Security Solutions

  • Groomed as successor to CISO
  • Hand-selected by CIO as Next Generation Global IT Leader
  • Author of phishing awareness exercises and "cyber self-defense" education programs
  • Responsible for employee information security training programs
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence organizational liaison
  • Cyber Defense Auditing - Red Team business ambassador
  • Architected Cloud/SaaS API development integrating Big Data within SIEM analytic ecosystem
  • Built Information Classification add-on for Google Apps for Work
  • Designed Insider Threat program using on user behavioral monitoring and analytics methodology centered on privacy
  • Reduced OPEX costs over $1M through vendor negotiations, solution consolidation and open-source tool augmentation
  • Managed over $4M solution, service and support OPEX budget for cyber defense and incident response
  • Primacy business relationship manager (BRM) contact for IT security
  • Lead Global IT Intern program four years consecutively


Motorola Solutions, Inc

Senior Manager - Information Security Solutions

  • Responsible for defining strategy and technical implementation of information security architecture, risk management and cyber defense initiatives
  • Owner of cyber defense program; detecting targeted malware (APT), preventing endpoint infection and remediation
  • Developed business-partnered information security architecture standards
  • Author of computer security incident response and remediation program
  • Co-chair of risk management committee; facilitating risk awareness to business and information owners
  • Information security governance and policy management
  • Designed Secure Development Environment protecting sensitive information within business engineering groups against unauthorized access, theft and data exfiltration
  • Recurring security advisory consultation for business government affiliates
  • Proven program management, leadership and C-level/executive communication skills


Society of St. Pius X - US District

Director of Information Technology (Volunteer)

Responsible for strategic oversight of Information Technology through the Society of St. Pius X United States District (501c3) reporting to the US District Superior.

  • Define IT and Security strategy for US District supporting accounting, administrative and legal departments
  • Managed team responsible for implementation of IT projects, services and applications
  • Responsible for annual IT budget for the district
  • Present project status and strategy updates to officers semi-annually
  • US District includes District Headquarters and branch locations: 100 chapels, 25 priestly residences and 25 schools


Motorola Inc

Information/Physical Security Manager

  • Responsible for leading the integration of physical and information security architecture teams towards a risk-based approach for asset protection and security management


Motorola Inc

Senior Security Architect

  • Solutions-oriented and business facing, providing scalable and robust risk-based security assessments, designs and solutions for product groups and Information Technology
  • Designed and implemented Zero Trust internal DC architecture
  • Member of internal PCI compliance board for Level II merchant classification /li>


Motorola Inc

Wireless Security Architect/Consultant

  • Built customer-facing security consulting business for Motorola services organization
  • Designing and implementing security reference architectures for carrier-class network operators, LMR radio deployments, local and federal municipalities and Fortune 500 enterprises


Motorola Inc.

Princple Network Engineer

  • Responsible for global remote access infrastructure solutions including Dial-Up, VPN, SecurID for over 90,000 global users
  • Authored intranet web sites for remote access information and support
  • Initiated membership of WLAN Architecture board
  • Internet egress & firewall/security architecture



Palo Alto Networks - Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE #1552) - Nov 2012
Integrity Solutions - Integrity Services Certification - Aug 2010
LaMarsh Global - Managed Change Certification - May 2009
ISACA - Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - Jun 2008
ISC^2 - Certified Information Systems Security Profession (CISSP #98333) - Sept 2006
ITIL Foundations - Jun 2005
Digital Six Sigma - Quality Yellow Badge - Feb 2005
NSA - Infomration Assurance/Evaluation Methodology (IAM/IEM) - Jan 2005
Cisco - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Jun 2001/2006

Professional Affiliations

Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE)
Network Security Information Exchange (NSIE)
Defense Industrial Base (DIB)



DuPaul University

Chicago, IL

Masters of Science, Information Systems Security
Currently Enrolled


DeVry University

Addison, IL

Bachelor of Science, Telecommunications Management
Graduated w/Honors - Cum Laude


Speaking Engagements

Forum Panel Speaker - Palo Alto Networks IGNITE User Conference - Mar 2014
Forum Panel Speaker - Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit - June 2013
Presenter - Palo Alto Networks IGNITE User Conference - Nov 2012
Steering Committee Member - IANS Midwest Information Security Forum - Sept 2012
Presenter - RSA Security 2012 Conference - Mar 2012
Presenter - Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit - June 2011
Presenter - Blackhat 2010: USB/HID Hacking Interface Design - July 2010
Forum Panel Speaker - CAMP Conferences: Mobile/Wireless Enterprise - Mar 2007/Feb 2008
Presenter - Next Generation Networks for MVNO.s: Munich, Germany - Dec 2006
Forum Panel Speaker - CAMP Conferences: Mobile/Wireless Enterprise - Feb 2006
Forum Panel Speaker - NTIA Wireless Security Forum: US Department of Commerce - July 2005

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