|Chad Freese is a distinguished Information Security Professional with over 20 years of experience, excelling as a Lead Information Security Advisor at USAA. In this role, he skillfully manages cloud security risk reviews and leads the development and integration of innovative risk assessment, security, and automation tools. His past achievements include several leadership roles on the Third-Party Cyber Risk Assessments team at USAA and serving as a Principal Cybersecurity Architect at Honeywell Aerospace, where he developed critical security architectures for the aviation industry and NASA. A retired Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3, Chad's distinguished military service in Signals Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Cyberspace Operations is marked by significant contributions to ISR Systems Engineering and Computer Network Exploitation. His military career spanned multiple combat tours in the Middle East and vital technical roles supporting the NSA and MARFORCYBER. Chad holds a Master's in Cybersecurity and a Bachelor's in Information & Computer Science, supplemented by numerous professional certifications. Currently, he is expanding his expertise through an MBA in IT Management. Chad's approach combines deep technical proficiency with a strategic, forward-thinking mindset, making him a standout leader in the information security domain.