Roland Cloutier is a globally recognized technology and security leader and has delivered an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection, digital technology enablement, and security leadership to critical infrastructure industries and to one of the world’s largest leading media and social companies and the world’s largest HCM Technology and Payroll company. With over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector, Roland is one of today’s leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, risk management, cyber-defense program development, and business operations protection.
In Roland’s most recent role as Global Chief Security Officer of ByteDance & TikTok, Roland provided functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, data defense, privacy enforcement, operational risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide. He was responsible for building the very public National Security Program to enforce committed CFIUS operations and was a corporate representative to legislative and national security entities around the globe.
Prior to ByteDance / TikTok, Roland served 10 years as Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Security Officer at ADP, a global provider of comprehensive payroll services and human resource management technology solutions and financial technology company spanning more than 120 countries across the globe. Prior to ADP, Roland served as Vice President and CSO of EMC, was a United States Air Force Combat Security Police Specialist, and an Aerospace Protection and Anti-Terrorism Specialist for the Department of Defense. He also specialized in fraud and healthcare crime as part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Law Enforcement Division.
Roland continues to lead by example in the development of the security industry through practitioner excellence. He was most recently honored as and inductee into IDG’s CSO Hall of Fame, the CISO 100, and was the RSA Conference’s Excellence in the Field of Information Security Award Winner. He was also named the #1 Security Executive of the Year by ExecRank, Tech Exec Networks’ Information Security Executive of the Year, and one of the Most Influential People in Security, by Security Magazine. He has won numerous industry leadership awards by the EWF, ISE, and the Security Alliance Network.
Paving the way for the world’s next generation of security leaders, Roland is also the distinguished author of his book, ‘Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer’ where he shares his expertise on how to advance the practice of security executive management, security program architecture and how to effectively plan for the future demands of leadership in global security. He is a sought-after public speaker and has been featured in global publications, national television, and has lectured at many universities including Columbia, UCLA, Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, Northeastern, Northwestern, Worchester Polytech, and Babson.
Roland is a member of the Executive Security Action Forum, The Security World 50, and serves on the Board of Directors Cyber Subcommittee for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of America, the Board of The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and a past Board Member of The National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA). As a U.S. Air Force veteran, he takes the time to give back and volunteer for veteran organizations such as the American Legion, and 100 Nights of Remembrance.