Chris Leach

CISO Senior Advisor Global Enterprise Segment

Security CISO - Americas

Chris is an experienced cybersecurity leader and brings an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience. He entered the security profession almost two decades ago as the CISO for Bank One acquired by JPMC soon after where he continued in the role. Immediately before joining Cisco he was the interim CISO at a financial services company, a client of his firm, the CISO Toolbox.

His previous experience includes working with other CISOs, CTOs, CIOs on security strategies, security mega trends and emerging threats at Hewlett Packard and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and prior to that Chris was SVP and Chief Risk Officer at JPMorgan Chase, Chief Risk Officer at First Horizon National Bank and CISO at ACS/Xerox.

Outside the office Chris can be found riding a horse or on a trail ride in the mountains. If not there – check underwater where he may be found scuba diving among some awesome coral reefs. Chris and his wife Lynette have been married for 37 years and are proud parents of three sons – Eric, Daniel and Nathan.


February 19, 2021


2021 Security Outcomes Study: Stress Relief for CISOs

4 min read

To assist CISOs in managing emerging challenges, Cisco’s Security Outcomes Study points the way towards observing and actions that can be used to build the cybersecurity platform of the future.