Scott Howitt

SVP, CISO, MGM Resorts International

Scott is responsible for providing leadership, development and direction to the Information Security and Compliance team and directing IT Security Governance and incident response efforts. Prior to joining MGM International, Scott was VP, CISO at JCPenney Company, Inc. In that role he managed the teams responsible for security engineering, threat intelligence, identity & access management, compliance & risk management and business continuity. He previously worked at Alliance Data as Director of Information Security. He also served as the CIO at Benefitmall and the CTO at He is a member of the advisory board for the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center and is a CISSP and received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from the University of Texas.