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Octavio Herrerao


Occidental Petroleum


Director of Cyber Security

Fortune 500 Rank


Biographical Info

Octavio Herrera, a cum laude graduate from Norwich’s University MSIA program, has held a number of information security positions within Fortune 500 companies. During his 25+ years career he has led the regulatory compliance program at Alcoa’s largest business unit, managed the IT Security program for American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC), served as Information Security Officer for the Houston Independent School district – the seventh largest district in the nation and the largest in Texas - an since 2013, he leads the cyber security practice for Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY). Mr. Herrera has been honored as one of the “Top 40 Hispanics under 40” by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine and featured in Fortune Magazine’s March 2009 article, “How to Get a Job”. Mr. Herrera is one of the original founding members of the Oil and Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ONG-ISAC) where he currently serves as a board member.


Sugar Land



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Date started as CISO