CSP #112 – Leading Cybersecurity with Purpose – Nicole Darden Ford
1. Leading Cybersecurity with Purpose – Nicole Darden Ford – CSP #112
Now more than ever, the significant demand for cybersecurity professionals serves as an opportunity to align with your organization’s DE&I priorities. Building a diverse and inclusive workforce is achievable and begins with intentional leadership. Learn from a cybersecurity leader’s successful track record and how to stand by your organization’s greatest asset.
As Rockwell Automation’s cybersecurity leader, Nicole Darden Ford is entrusted to protect enterprise IT assets with scalable, future-ready platforms that enable the business. She has guided organizations, including Carrier Global Corporation and Baxter International, through security transformation journeys, built best-in-class cybersecurity programs and led high-performing teams. Nicole has 20-plus years of IT strategic leadership in the corporate sector and federal government, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.