Rob Hopps joined OWNZONES Media Network as its first Chief Security Officer in 2017. The appointment comes at a time when security and hacking issues have become major and expensive problems for entertainment companies around the globe.
In his newly created position of Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President, Platform Operations, Rob takes on the responsibility of overseeing all information security, infrastructure and technology operations at OWNZONES. He is based at the company’s headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA and reports directly to Dan Goman, CEO of the company.
Rob’s newly created role underscores OWNZONES’ commitment to protect its clients. Under Rob’s direction, OWNZONES will now have stronger oversight over the secure technology used across all of its OTT platforms and ensure the best and most up-to-date security is employed at all times. Rob has extensive experience and knowledge in handling cyber security threats and creating security roadmaps with exceptional organizational leadership and technology management skills.
Rob is a technology veteran with over 20 years leading technology operations and strategic initiatives. Most recently, Rob served as Vice President, Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO) at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. During his tenure, Rob developed an Information Security team and program to address deficiencies in the areas of cyber security and compliance for the $100 billion wholesale lender.
Rob joined Federal Home Loan Bank in April 2013 as Vice President, Infrastructure and Operations and drove technology transformation by creating a hybrid cloud strategy to reduce costs and provisioning times while increasing service quality and agility.
Prior to this, Rob held information technology positions at Liberty Mutual Group, Safeco Corporation and Pemco Insurance. A graduate of the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration, Rob is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).