Dawn Cappelli

Dawn Cappelli

Rockwell Automation
VP Global Security and CISO

Dawn Cappelli is Vice President, Global Security and Chief Information Security Officer at Rockwell Automation. She is responsible for developing and executing a holistic cybersecurity strategy to ensure that Rockwell Automation and the Connected Enterprise Ecosystem – the company’s infrastructure, products, and customers – is safe, secure, and resilient. She came to Rockwell Automation in 2013 as Director, Insider Risk, and built the company’s Insider Risk Program. The Rockwell Automation Insider Risk Program was awarded the Global Team Leadership award by the Society of Women Engineers in 2016.

Cappelli is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, is co-founder of the Open Source Insider Threat (OSIT) information sharing group, and is a member of the RSA Conference Advisory Board and Program Committee, the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, and the CyberWire Hash Table. She was honored as a member of the 2020 Global CISO 100 and was named Pittsburgh CISO of the Year in 2018.

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