Lee Parrish

Technology Executive  |  Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Security Officer  |  Chief Information Officer

Chief Executive Officer  |  Advisory Board(s) Member


Master of Business Administration

Master of Science: Information Security

Bachelor Arts: Philosophy (ethics, logic)

Boardroom Qualified Technology Expert

Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Core Competencies

Global & Industry Scale

Delivered cybersecurity services to six continents across multiple industries: aerospace/defense, retail, financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, engineering, automotive, and data management.


Strong partnerships with boards of directors, board committees, 1:1 with Independent Directors. Served on two corporate disclosure committees and multiple advisory boards.

Business Acumen

Advanced knowledge of business disciplines to include: finance, accounting, talent management, manufacturing, legal, communications, marketing, operations, and leadership.


24 years of cybersecurity expertise, leading all areas of cybersecurity: incident response, security operations, compliance, policy, security awareness, application security, IoT security, OT security, etc.

Industry Work

Published multiple articles in cybersecurity trade journals; contributed to a best selling book on cybersecurity; published a children's book for online safety; upcoming publication on cybersecurity for board members. Frequent international cybersecurity speaker and guest on podcasts.

Combat Veteran

Combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Forward Observer. Member of Marine Corps Security Forces - Sigonella and driver/bodyguard for high-ranking officers and VIP's.

Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Novel Security, a creative firm that imagines, creates, and publishes cybersecurity books for all ages: from children just beginning their technology journey, to boardroom executives who may have devoted their careers to other important business disciplines. And everyone in between.

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