July 02, 2018 | SC Media

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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…

Janine Darling, Founder and CEO, Stash Secure Data

There are people in the cybersecurity industry who earn their chops sifting through the Dark Web or analyzing code and trends, but then there are others whose special skill is assembly a great cyber team. Janine Darling, founder and CEO of Stash Secure Data, falls into this category. Janine’s varied background includes stints heading the…

Jeanette Manfra, Chief cybersecurity official, Department of Homeland Security

As the chief cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security, Jeanette Manfra is uniquely positioned to help bolster the security of the U.S. critical infrastructure. Most recently her attention has turned to election security, telling members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs that after Russia interfered in the U.S.…

Sarah A. Brown, Senior Scientist, NATO Communications and Information Agency

The time when NATO’s primary concern was stopping Soviet tanks from rumbling through the Fulda Gap in Germany may soon be looked at as the “good old days” as the organization prepares to defend its members against infinitely more numerous and nimble foes in cyberspace. And Sarah Brown with her position working within the Capability…

Maggie Louie, Founder and CEO, DEV/CON DETECT

When you ask Maggie Louie, the founder and CEO of DEV/CON DETECT, what stirs her pride these days, she points to the climb of her company’s index report to top-ranked news sites. “Because,” she says, “benchmarking anomalies not only gave a sense of the size of the problem, but also the areas of greatest risk.”…

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