Vice President, Security Operations
Allstate Insurance Company
Robert Neel is a vice president for information security operations for The Allstate Corporation. He is responsible for the protection operations that keeps Allstate’s information secure from external and internal cybersecurity threats.
In addition, Neel is Chief Information Security Officer for Allstate Information Protection, a subsidiary of the Allstate corporation.
Neel works across the Allstate family of companies to ensure the protection of Allstate’s customer and corporate data through his accountability for the Global Security Fusion Center, incident response, and threat and vulnerability management.
In 2003, Neel joined Allstate and advanced through several management positions of increasing scope and responsibility. He was instrumental in establishing and expanding enterprise incident response, data loss prevention and threat detection capabilities. Under his leadership, Allstate matured an identify and access management program; leveraging technologies for authentication and authorization. He’s also been pivotal in the management and oversight of department finances and resource management.
Among his many certifications, Neel maintains his CFE, CISSP, GOSI, GSNA, GCTI, GSLC, GLEG, and GCIH. Neel holds both an MBA from University of Illinois and a master’s in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University. In his time off he enjoys trips with his family and playing with technology.
With a focus on building our cybersecurity organization of the future, Neel is leading the way to strengthen our security across the entire enterprise.