Mike Towers CISSP
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Mike is accountable globally for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Allergan’s vast information assets across an R&D, supply chain and commercial enterprise spanning ~100 countries. This includes strategy, governance, risk management, 3rd-party oversight, IT compliance, identity & access management, security technology management, security analytics and monitoring, incident response, investigations and forensics, and SAP/ERP security. Mike passionately champions industry collaboration and information sharing within multiple executive security forums, including Department of Homeland Security’s National Health ISAC, where he is currently serving on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Product and Services Committee. Mike is also an active member of McKinsey’s Healthcare CISO Group, Corporate Executive Program (CEP), Evanta CISO Governing Body for Philadelphia and North New Jersey, and Corporate Executive Board’s Information Risk Leadership Council. Mike was recently named the 2015 Information Security Executive of the Year for the Northeast by T.E.N., as well as the 2015 Information Security North America Executive of the Year for the Healthcare sector. Previously, Mike was VP, Information Security Assurance at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). There, Mike was accountable for the security of GSK’s information systems and computing infrastructure spanning 400+ sites in 110 countries, owning shared services in the areas of platform, network, application, and data security and advanced threat defense. Mike is CISSP, Lean Sigma Coach/Practitioner, Six Sigma Green-Belt, and ITILv3 certified.