Alex Tosheff

Chief Security Officer

Alex Tosheff has more than 25 years of business and technical leadership experience, currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at VMware, leading all aspects of VMware’s cybersecurity, physical security and enterprise resiliency across the global enterprise.  

Alex is an ardent proponent of cybersecurity as a business value driver and is a recognized expert in the areas of security and technology innovation. In addition, he serves as an executive advisory board member for several leading technology organizations, including Zoom, Inc., and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Tenable in November 2022. He is also an appointed member of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee (CSAC).  

Alex joined VMware in July 2014 as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) after previously serving as CISO at PayPal and BillMeLater (acquired by PayPal). He also previously served as a Venture Partner for St. Paul Venture Capital and as Chief Technology Officer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from California State University.