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Steve Tran: Hacker, Magician, Police Officer, and CISO | 20

Cloud Ace • 2023-11-27

Steve Tran, CISO at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), opens up about his personal challenges, finding his path through hacking and magic, and his passion for helping the next generation.


Steve is the Chief Security Officer for the Democratic National Committee, where he leads the organization's Information Technology, physical security, and cybersecurity strategies and programs. Prior to this, Steve was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for MGM Studios. There, he played a pivotal role in several high-profile mergers and acquisitions, including the successful $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM Studios by Amazon. Steve has a diverse background. He has worked at Mattel, Target Corporation, Fox Studios, and Deloitte, and also served as a police officer.

When not defending against dedicated adversaries, you can watch his “off the cuffs” performances at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

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