OT is Not IT but Security Can Handle Both – Mea Clift – CSP #145

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Mea Clift
Head of Cybersecurity at Woodard & Curran

Mea Clift, CISSP, PMP, CRISC, CISA, CISM, FAIR, is the head of cybersecurity at Woodard & Curran. With 25 years in information technology, Clift has extensive experience with cybersecurity and risk management. Beginning in desktop support, she moved into servers, then managed services, cloud services, and finally focused on cybersecurity and risk management. Clift’s IT experiences gave her a unique perspective on cybersecurity and allowed her to see the full spectrum and lifecycle of cybersecurity management. Passionate about helping the next generation of cyber professionals, Clift writes articles, provides presentations on cyber risk topics, and mentors for Cyversity, Women in Cybersecurity (Wicys) and ISACA.


Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

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.