Chief Information Security Officer
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Ric Longnecker is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Open Systems. He joined Open Systems in 2020, after following the company with growing respect for the better part of a decade. A seasoned security leader with global experience in the Government, Energy and Consumer Services industries, he remains strongly passionate about security and enablement in a fast-changing world.
Ric holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, a number of certifications, and is strongly involved with multiple industry groups and associations in the US, Europe and Israel.
Coolest personal accomplishment: Running the New York City Marathon without training. Shortly after moving to the city, an opportunity to run presented itself at the last minute. I didn’t know how it would go, and it turned out to be one of the best days of my life!
Superpower: Finding a way around “NO!” Everything is possible with the right perspective, investment in relationships, and a little bit of hard work.
Professional accomplishment: Having the privilege to be involved with, or lead, the building and transformation of two large global security programs. I’m looking forward to what we can build together in the future!