Tim McKnight

Tim McKnight
Chief Information Security Officer
Thomson Reuters

Tim McKnight is the new Chief Information Security Officer at Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Tim was the Chief Information Security Officer for GE, where he was responsible for leading GE’s global and diverse information security and IT risk strategy.

Prior to GE, Tim served as Executive Vice President of Information Security and Technology Risk for Fidelity Investments. In that role, Tim set the corporate information security and technology risk vision and strategy in key areas, including: governance; policy; awareness; project management; audit; assessment; incident response; operations; technical investigations; business continuity; and disaster recovery. He also served in various IT Security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Cisco Systems.

Outside of the office, Tim is an active member in the cyber security industry. He has been chairman of the Internet Security Alliance since 2011 and has been a board member of the National Board of Information Security Examiners since 2010. He also spent time teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in digital forensics as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Tim began his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he served as lead investigator for all National Infrastructure Protection Center matters, including high-tech crimes, corporate espionage, foreign counterintelligence and telecommunications fraud.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College.