Cameron Burks is Adobe’s Vice President of Global Safety & Security, and Geopolitical Strategy & Risk. Mr. Burks is the senior leader directing all corporate security & safety policies, operations, and personnel worldwide. In this capacity, Mr. Burks advises corporation executives on the strategic & operational direction of the organization, intending to enable life & asset safety and business objectives.
Mr. Burks leads a global, cross-functional team responsible for the corporation’s security technology and systems; geopolitical strategy and risk; Enterprise Risk Management programs; corporate crisis management and business resilience; investigations and nation-state threat analysis; aviation operations and executive protection; HSE employee workplace health and safety programs, to include all COVID-19 pandemic management policies and programs; 24/7 Global Security Operations Centers, and more.
Before joining Adobe, Mr. Burks was the Deputy Chief Security Officer for Chevron Corporation. Mr. Burks led multiple teams and programs responsible for geopolitical risk analysis (to include business market capture modeling, security threat data analytics, and nation-state cybersecurity threat intelligence), Enterprise Risk Management oversight, corporate crisis management, and more.
Mr. Burks transitioned to executive corporate security leadership positions from the U.S. Department of State. He was a career member of the Foreign Service and a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service.
While serving overseas at multiple U.S. embassies and consulates as the Regional Security Officer (RSO), Mr. Burks was responsible for leading the protection of diplomatic personnel; the U.S. Government’s counterintelligence, cybersecurity and counterterrorism programs; bilateral law enforcement and security service liaison programs; the U.S. Marine Security Guard detachment, and more. He was appointed as RSO in Bangladesh, Moldova, and at diplomatic posts in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Burks served in Washington, DC, as the Chief of Staff to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service and as the State Department’s international security liaison to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Early in his career, he served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s protective detail and led federal criminal investigations in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Burks is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute of George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He currently maintains a government security clearance and regularly engages across the U.S. intelligence community.