The modern company has an implicit social contract to protect the data entrusted to it. As a cybersecurity professional, my role is to advise companies on how to uphold that social contract by managing risks and deterring and denying threat actors. My consultative approach is the result of decades of experience working with Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies.

The ability to fluently speak the languages of both business and technology and effectively communicate complex concepts to non-technical audiences has not only facilitated conversation with company leadership in developing and implementing effective policies to reduce cyber threat, it has made me the go-to person for multiple media outlets and a spokesperson for IEEE’s Public Visibility Initiative.

One of my career priorities is to inspire under-represented communities to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Talent is not limited by geography or background. Because I look beyond the usual circles for talent, trust their abilities, and have an eagerness to help people succeed, I have been able to build effective teams despite the continued challenges of low unemployment in cybersecurity careers.

Sample Initiatives:

► Transformational leadership: developed internal security teams, introduced risk management processes, improved disaster-recovery systems, implemented SOC II, PCI, HIPAA, SOX, New York Section 500, and more

► Spokesperson for IEEE’s Public Visibility Initiative and Keynote Speaker at top industry events, including IEEE Vision Innovation Challenges Summit 2019 and AT&T Business Summit 2018

► Media presence: USA Today, Cheddar TV, Dark Reading, Fast Company, CIO Online, Network World, Quartz news, IEEE Transmitter, Reader’s Digest; articles featured in Bloomberg, Insecure Magazine, ISSA Journal, Robotics Business Review; Article of the Year Award

► Development of company-wide cybersecurity educational programs for all staff