Dennis Brixius joined The McGraw-Hill Companies as Vice President and Chief Security Officer in January 2004. Dennis was responsible for establishing a complete information security program to limit technology-based security problems, protect the McGraw-Hill intellectual property, ensure business continuity and protect the privacy of the customers. In this role he also facilitated risk analysis and assessment, developed security and risk management among internal technology groups, consulted with business units regarding their changing business and technical plans to ensure that information security issues were addressed early in a project’s development and educated senior management about changes in technical, legal and regulatory arenas affecting information security and business continuity.
At the 2007 RSA Conference, Dennis received the SC Magazine Awards 2007 for CSO of the Year and was also nominated for the 2007 Information Security Executive of the Year for both the TriState and National levels.
Dennis more recently was the VP & CSO with McGraw Hill Financial/S&P Global Inc. (2015) following the sale of the McGraw-Hill Education unit to Apollo Investments.
Prior to joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Dennis had a proven track record of solving IT-related business and security problems. He was Director, Enterprise Architecture and Chief Information Security Officer at Praxair, Inc. He also has occupied senior information management positions at TRW, Inc., BP, both domestically and internationally and Ford Motor Company.
Dennis has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Gettysburg College and an MBA from the University of Delaware.