Tom Finan Cyber Risk Sales & Strategy Leader, North America at Willis Towers Watson
Mr. Finan is a Practice Leader at Willis Towers Watson. He previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Ark Network Security Solutions. He joined Ark following his service as Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate. While at DHS, Mr. Finan established and led the agency’s cybersecurity insurance initiative to help advance implementation of Executive Order 13636, “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” In support of the effort, he created DHS’ Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group (CIDAWG), a private-public engagement forum that examined how a cyber incident data repository could help meet the information and analysis requirements of both insurers and cybersecurity professionals.
Mr. Finan previously served as the Staff Director and Counsel for the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment with the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. During his time with the Committee, he authored two major reports that informed many of the statutory provisions he helped develop for Title V of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-53) and the Reducing Over-Classification Act (P.L. 111-258). Mr. Finan is a former Assistant General Counsel at the FBI and previously worked in private litigation practice.
Mr. Finan earned his degrees from the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Virginia.