Pat Benoit

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Brink’s Inc

Patrick is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Brinks, Inc. Previously, he has served as an Advisory CISO, the Global Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at CBRE, and the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He is an Information/Cyber Security & Privacy Executive, Writer, Speaker, Knowledge Provider, and Seeker. Patrick works across all security domains and is experienced at building a security program from the ground up. He has been an Executive Business Partner with Experian and a Customer Delivery Executive with Dell Services. Over the years, Patrick has owned his own technology consulting company, led software development and infrastructure organizations, and worked with all levels of executive leadership in operation and security. He holds certifications as C/CISO, CISM, CRISC, CISSP, CCP, PMP, ITIL Expert, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Patrick earned a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Cameron University after serving as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer for nearly 6 years in the U.S. In his spare time, he is a commercial pilot and flight instructor and qualified to fly corporate jets. He studies and teaches Aikido, rides motorcycles, Scuba dives, and is an avid reader of Chinese Philosophy. His favorite teaching is “From Chaos Comes Greatness,” a loose translation from the Chinese Book of Changes (I Ching).  He is engaged and has two grown sons, four granddaughters, and a grandson. He lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.