I am Global Executive Security Advisor to IBM Security and manage the IBM Security Newsroom. As Global ESA I leverage my 25+ years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CISOs and security professionals. I am a regular contributor to SecurityIntelligence, X-Force Research and a co-author of IBM’s “Securing the C-Suite” study. I’m also a faculty member with IANS Research, an Industry Mentor at Cybersecurity Factory and serve on the Advisory Board for InfoSec World, Structure Security and the Content Committee for the Executive Women’s Forum. I was an IEEE “Rock Star of Risk” in 2016 and speak frequently at major conferences including: TED, RSA, CyberTech, CompuTex, and InfoSec World. I’ve been quoted as a cybersecurity expert in many publications including: NYTimes, TIME, MSNBC.com, Fortune, Information Security Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Along with Ed Moyle, I co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, and wrote the chapter on “PKI and Directories” for the PKI: Wiley Tech Brief. In 2016 I was a guest lecturer at Boston College’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity program.
Specialties: Risk management, published author and accomplished speaker, aligning business with security, consensus building between business and security/IT, IoT security, assessments and pen testing, incident response, measuring security effectiveness, mobile security, secure development life cycles, cloud and container security, software security, PCI compliance, firewalls, host intrusion prevention, strategic architectures, authentication technologies