Bob Maley

Bob Maley

Chief Security Officer, Black Kite

Bob Maley, Inventor, CISO, Author, Futurist, and OODA Loop fanatic, is the Chief Security Officer at Black Kite, the leader in third-party cyber risk intelligence. 

Bob has been a leader in security for decades, initially in physical security as a law enforcement officer. He has acquired a broad range of experience and expertise in all areas of security, including third-party security, risk assessment, architecture, design, policy development, deployment, incident response and investigation, and enterprise solution deployments such as intrusion detection, data protection, compliance, and incident reporting and response.

Before joining Black Kite, Bob was the head of PayPal’s Global Third-Party Security & Inspections team, developing the system into a state-of-the-art risk management program.

In a previous role as a chief information security officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he led the Pennsylvania Information Security Architecture program to win the 2007 award for outstanding achievement in information technology by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

Bob has been named a CSO of the Year finalist for the SC Magazine Awards and was nominated as the Information Security Executive of the Year, North America. Additionally, his team was a finalist in the SC Magazine Awards for Best Security Team. Bob’s certifications include CRISC, CTPRP, OpenFAIR, and CCSK. His expertise has been quoted in numerous articles for Forbes, Politico,, StateTech Magazine, SC Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Dark Reading, etc.