July 02, 2018 | SC Media

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Maureen Ohlhausen, Former acting chairwoman, Commissioner, FTC

For a brief moment in the spring, Maureen Ohlhausen stood as the sole remaining commissioner – and acting chairwoman, to boot – at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), known for its aggressive pursuit of organizations for violating privacy and not security data. Ohlhausen, who has spent the better part of two decades at the commission,…

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Feminism is for everyone

Recently, an accomplished and self-proclaimed “bossy woman” in security posted on her Facebook page a news item from media outlet InspireMore.com that immediately seized my attention. Its headline read, “‘You Are In Fact Unequal’ Engineering Student’s Letter to Woman Goes Viral.” I wondered if this piece was going to get me riled or was just…

Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security

When Kirstjen Nielsen was tapped by President Trump to head the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after her boss John Kelly moved to the White House as chief of staff, lawmakers and cyber pros hailed her reported cybersecurity chops. So far, the actions taken during her short tenure have been a mixed bag. While Nielsen…

Rebecca Wynn, Head of information security and DPO, senior director, Matrix Medical Network

Much like Matrix Medical Network’s nurse practitioners assess the health of their patients, Rebecca Wynn is constantly evaluating the well-being of the healthcare company’s security posture. Matrix, which provides patients across the U.S. access to in-home medical assessments, currently offers a network of 6,000 providers across all 50 states. As MMN’s head of information security…

Mary Prabha Ng, Managing director, CISO office, AXA Equitable

It could be said that Mary Prabha Ng literally worked her way up in the cybersecurity world from the bottom, or at least deep underneath, the ocean. Well, not literally, but Ng, who now holds down the position of managing director, chief information security officer for the life insurance firm AXA Equitable, started her career…

Christy Wyatt, CEO, Dtex

Asking a question about an insider security breach at a former company and not getting the right, or actually any, answer is one of the reasons Christy Wyatt decided to take on the role of CEO at Dtex Systems. Wyatt tells a story of when she was CEO of another company that was suffering from…

Britney Hommertzheim, director of information security, AMC Theatres

She transitioned from military theaters of operation to movie theater operations, but AMC Theatres Director of Information Security Britney Hommertzheim still knows how to draw up a battle plan when it comes to developing and deploying secure IT processes. Now in her third year with Kansas City-based AMC, Hommertzheim reports directly to the $3.2 billion…

Cheryl Davis, Managing director, FTI Consulting

You could say that security is in Cheryl Davis’s blood – both of her parents worked in national security. And as she pursued a degree in chemical engineering, her passion for cybersecurity flared. “It spoke to me as something very important and an area where I could make a contribution,” Davis, now the managing director…

Sheri Munro, Director of access governance and global information, risk management, Manulife Financial Corporation

Establishing secure access and identity management policies is important for organizations of all sizes, but when you’re a $41.3 billion (USD) global insurance and financial services company, the stakes don’t get much higher. Nevertheless, Sheri Munro, director of access governance and global information risk management at Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation, seems to be handling her…

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