SVP & CISO, MGM Resorts International
As CISO for MGM Resorts International, Scott Howitt is accountable for creating, implementing and overseeing a wide series of strategies and programs to limit information security risk across the enterprise. He is responsible for providing leadership, development and direction to the information security/compliance team, and for directing IT security governance and incident response efforts. He also coordinates companywide risk and security efforts that are consistent with regulatory and legislative requirements, as well as corporate strategy and policy.
Prior to joining MGM International, Howitt was vice president and CISO at JCPenney Company, Inc. In that role, he managed the teams responsible for security engineering, threat intelligence, identity and access management, compliance and risk management, and business continuity.