As Global Chief Security Officer of ByteDance & TikTok, Roland Cloutier brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection and security leadership to one of the world’s largest leading media, social, and online technology companies. With over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector, Roland is one of today’s leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, cyber-defense program development, and business operations protection. Roland has functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, data defense, operational risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide.
Prior to ByteDance / TikTok, Roland served 10 years as Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Security Officer at ADP, a global provider of comprehensive payroll services and human
resources management solutions spanning more that 120 countries across the globe. Prior to ADP, Roland served as Vice President and CSO of EMC, was a United States Air Force
Combat Security Specialist, and an Aerospace Protection and Anti-Terrorism Specialist for the Department of Defense. He also specialized in fraud and healthcare crime as part of the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Roland continues to lead by example in the development of the security industry through practitioner excellence. He was most recently honored as and inductee into IDGs CSO Hall of
Fame and as the RSA Conference 2016 Excellence in the Field of Information Security Award Winner. He was also named the #1 Security Executive of the Year by ExecRank, Tech Exec
Networks’ Information Security Executive of the Year, and one of the Most Influential People in Security by Security Magazine. Paving the way for the worlds next generation of security leaders, Roland is also the distinguished author of his book, ‘Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer’ where he shares his expertise on how to advance the practice of security executive management, security program architecture and how to effectively plan for the future demands of leadership in global security.
Roland is a member of the Executive Security Action Forum, The Security World 50, and serves on the Board of Directors Cyber Subcommittee for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Board
of The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and a past Board Member of The National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance (NCFTA). As a U.S. Air Force
veteran, he takes the time to give back and volunteer for veteran organizations such as the American Legion, and 100 Nights of Remembrance.