Ning Wang
CEO
Offensive Security

Why Nominated: Ning Wang is a rising star who has worked to break the boundaries in the security industry so that people can see that anyone is capable of starting a career in cybersecurity and advancing it – important at a time when WannaCry and breaches like Equifax are daily reminders that cyberattacks have a global impact, but an estimated 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will remain unfilled by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

Profile: Born in China and educated at the University of California, Berkeley, Wang worked in six startups reporting to CEOs after leaving McKinsey & Company, including finance and operations chief of Lynda.com, which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2015 and known as Microsoft’s LinkedIn Learning. She also was chief finance officer of Eucalyptus, which is now owned by HPE. More recently, she served as second-in-command of HackerOne.

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