Security Experts:

Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

SecurityWeekSecurityWeek

Management & Strategy

Colonial Pipeline Names Adam Tice as Chief Information Security Officer

Colonial Pipeline announced on Tuesday that Adam Tice has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). 

Tice recently led security operations, detection and response, threat intelligence, and investigations at Silicon Valley Bank.

Colonial Pipeline announced on Tuesday that Adam Tice has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). 

Tice recently led security operations, detection and response, threat intelligence, and investigations at Silicon Valley Bank.

Tice will oversee and be responsible for Colonial Pipeline’s information and data security program, the company said.

The hire comes nearly 10 months after the company was hit by a high-profile ransomware attack that sparked the company to proactively take certain systems offline and halt all pipeline operations. 

The May 2021 attack involved the Darkside ransomware and resulted in the Georgia-based company temporarily shutting down operations and paying $4.4 million to the attackers to recover stolen information. Most of the money was recovered, the US announced in June.

“American businesses, both large and small, are increasingly becoming a target of nation-state actors or cyber criminals with a variety of motives.  As we saw with the various cybersecurity incidents last year, one bad day can cause a ripple effect across the country,” said Adam Tice.  “What’s important in a post-breach environment is the willingness to invest in technology, talent and infrastructure to come back from an incident even stronger.  I’m looking forward to being a part of the Colonial team and delivering on this important mission to keep our critical infrastructure safe.”

Tice developed expertise in navigating post-breach environments when he joined Equifax as the Senior Vice President of Cyber Operations after their 2017 incident. In this role, he helped to build and cultivate a team of more than 130 security professionals while working to help mature and enhance the organization’s security program. Earlier in his career, he worked as a consultant at leading cybersecurity consulting firm, Mandiant, and at defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

Tice earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management in 2000 from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Colonial Pipeline is the largest refined products pipeline in the United States, transporting more than 100 million gallons of fuel daily through a pipeline system that spans more than 5,500 miles between Houston, Texas and Linden, New Jersey.

Written By

For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

Click to comment

Expert Insights

Related Content

Application Security

Cycode, a startup that provides solutions for protecting software source code, emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with $4.6 million in seed funding.

Management & Strategy

Microsoft making a multiyear, multibillion dollar investment in the artificial intelligence startup OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT and other tools.

Management & Strategy

Tens of cybersecurity companies have announced cutting staff over the past year, in some cases significant portions of their global workforce.

Funding/M&A

Twenty-one cybersecurity-related M&A deals were announced in December 2022.

Management & Strategy

Industry professionals comment on the recent disruption of the Hive ransomware operation and its hacking by law enforcement.

CISO Conversations

In this edition of CISO Conversations, SecurityWeek speaks to two city CISOs, from the City of Tampa, and from Tallahassee.