MK Palmore serves as VP, Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks. His responsibilities include support of the initiatives headed up by the office of the global Chief Security Officer and providing thought leadership in the cybersecurity arena through both writing and speaking engagements. Prior to joining Palo Alto, Palmore served as the Head of the Cyber Security Branch for FBI San Francisco capping a career of public service spanning 32 years. His cybersecurity certifications include the CISM, CISSP, GCCC and the Carnegie Mellon CISO Certification. Palmore earned a BS from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Pepperdine University where he currently serves as an adjunct instructor. He began his career as a commissioned officer in the US Marine Corps.