Kerry Kilker Has Joined Cyber Watch Systems
Cyber Watch Systems, a cyber security consulting firm, today announced Kerry Kilker has joined Cyber Watch Systems as Chief Information Security Officer in (CISO)/Board Advisory role. Kerry is a highly respected Information Security and Technology Executive with over 30+ years serving in progressive roles within Information Technology at Walmart, Inc. Until June 2018, Kerry Kilker served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Walmart Technology. In this role, Mr. Kilker established and operated a world class cybersecurity program for the largest retail organization.
He was responsible for safeguarding corporate assets and protecting employee and customer data for all stores, clubs and distribution centers in over 27 countries including e-commerce and acquisitions. At CISO, he set strategic direction while communicating risk and the value of security to a broad audience including C-Suite leaders, Board members, business users and stakeholders. In addition, Mr. Kilker created and fostered collaboration with public-sector and key government leaders to advance the overall cybersecurity industry.
“I’m very excited to partner with Cyber Watch Systems in a CISO advisory role, as a corporate executive of a publicly traded company I have seen firsthand the value of an effective Cyber Information Security program.” said Kilker. “Cyber Watch Systems can provide a consultative approach to identify the best plan of action to combat risk. Joining Cyber Watch Systems provides me a wonderful opportunity to make a meaningful impact to organizations Cyber Security plan and strategy.”
Prior to becoming CISO, Kerry’s career at Walmart encompassed many areas. He was a senior leader over application development of all store systems and replenishment where he was responsible for strategy, planning, implementation and operations of all point-of-sale, inventory management, cash reconciliation and sales floor devices in over 7K Walmart Stores and Sam’s Clubs facilities globally. During this time, he led the team that transformed the customer experience by introducing self-checkout capabilities in North America while maintaining six-sigma level availability for all store systems. In his years of service, Mr. Kilker led a variety of teams across Walmart Technology responsible for replenishment systems, Walmart’s Retail Link solution,
Throughout his career, Mr. Kilker has been recognized for his ability to lead others with integrity and respect by empowering his associates. In 2017, he was recognized with the Global Chief Information Security Officer Breakaway Leadership Award. He was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Computing in 2013. He has served as executive sponsor of resource groups within Walmart that promote diversity and inclusion on issues affecting Walmart associates within the company and the community. In addition, he has invested in his local community by serving on the Susan G Komen® Ozark Grant Board and Bentonville Athletic Booster Club Board. He currently serves on the Information Security Committee of the Board for Mercy. Mr. Kilker currently resides in Rogers, AR.
To learn more about the Cyber Watch Systems team and approach, please visit, www.cyberwatchsystems.com
About Cyber Watch Systems
Cyber Watch Systems offers a network security strategy that enables customers to identify the gaps that may expose their organizations to risk, giving them confidence that their data is protected. We assist our clients in securing their organization from internal and external threats by identifying the best products and solutions based on their current network security infrastructure.