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Bob Bragdon

Publisher, CSO


As Publisher of CSO, the leading information resource for security, risk and privacy executives, Bob Bragdon leads all operations for the full CSO product line, including, the award-winning CSO magazine, the CSO portfolio of national and regional events and the Security Smart Newsletter. A respected name in the both the media and security industries, Bragdon is invited to work closely with security vendors and chief security officers—in both the public and private sectors—to identify, interpret and address the challenges of today’s complex security and risk management environments. 

A popular public speaker, Bragdon participates in myriad industry events via face to face and webcast appearances, as well as user-group conferences for companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Siemens and Johnson Controls.. Bragdon is also often quoted by major media organizations including CNN, The Washington Post, National Journal Technology Daily, and United Press International (UPI). In 2007, he was named as a “Top Innovator” by BtoB magazine. 

Prior to his role as publisher, Bragdon served as vice president of event marketing for COMDEX at Key3Media Events where he managed sales, marketing and sponsorships for the six North American Comdex events. He was also responsible for co-developing several security-focused programs and events, providing Bragdon with a first hand look at the evolving security industry. Additionally, Bragdon held various management positions in marketing, sales and product development at SOFTBANK, Ziff-Davis and Cahners Publishing.