Gayle Guilford

Chief Information Security Officer, City of Baltimore 

As CISO for Baltimore, Gayle Guilford practices and preaches the importance of both internal and external partnerships dedicated to the Cyber Security of both citizens and employees. Gayle has worked for Baltimore City Government since 2008, including 5 years as Director of Information Services for the Baltimore City Police Department and 4 years as CISO. Some call her the CJIS or Security Lady. Her favorite saying is “When, Not If”. 

Her focus at the City of Baltimore has been utilizing technology and security best practices designed to advance the safety and security of the citizens of her hometown. She is also the Co-Chair of the Maryland Regional USAI Cyber Security Committee. Gayle has over 25 years’ experience with telecommunications; information technology; disaster and emergency service; and cyber security.