In this interview, Ms. Arrington shares her view from the Pentagon of the pandemic and how the experience mirrors the terrorist attacks on 9/11. She also shares an interesting story about how she got her start in cybersecurity, how FaceTime, telehealth and food delivery apps have become essential services during COVID, and the surprising individuals who inspire her the most.
Women in Cyber
A Conversation with Theresa Payton
In this remarkable interview, Theresa talks about her conversation with “HackerX,” the subject of her recent book, and his role in the 2016 presidential election. She also outlines how organizations can prepare for a deep fake attack, and what 18 to 25-year-olds are getting wrong when it comes to spotting misinformation in the media.
A Conversation with Meredith Harper
Meredith Harper, Vice President and CISO for Eli Lilly and Company, is no stranger to the healthcare industry. In this fireside chat, Meredith discusses how Eli Lilly has maintained their company culture in the midst of the pandemic and how they’re addressing third-party risks. She also discusses how Eli Lilly addressed the recent social injustices, specifically diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as the role Miss Pac-Man plays in reducing her stress.
A Conversation with Dorit Dor
Dr. Dorit Dor, Vice President of Products for Check Point, has achieved a lot in her 25 years with the company. Currently, she manages all product definition and development functions for both the enterprise and consumer divisions of the company and her core responsibilities include leading the company’s product management, R&D and QA initiatives from concept to delivery. She loves challenges and learning and the pandemic taught her a lot about Check Point, leadership, continuity, and focus. We hope you’ll learn a lot from her in this insightful conversation.
A Conversation with Zahira Gonzalvo
Zahira Gonzalvo, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Flagstar Bank, is not your typical CISO. For starters, she’s a woman, she’s Latin American, and she works in Troy, Michigan, a city that doesn’t even crack the top 10 most populated cities in the state. Zahira shares her journey from technology risk and audit to cyber risk and ultimately to the chief information security and privacy role she holds today at Flagstar. The CISO role has generally followed the same arc. Organizations increasingly view CISOs less as technology and operations experts and more business and risk mitigation experts. This evolution, and Zahira’s ability to keep pace with it, lead her to play an important role in Flagstar’s handling of the novel coronavirus. She owes her success to hard work, patience, and perseverance. She also explains the differing, but equally important roles mentors and sponsors play in career development, especially for minorities.
A Conversation With Lisa Markey
Lisa Markey is the Chief Information Security Officer at Shearman & Sterling LLP, a global law firm. Few CISOs chart a direct career line from college to the corner office and Lisa’s journey is no exception. But how many CISOs have traveled the world before settling into their careers? How many CISOs started their careers by navigating a global computer virus? Lisa believes relationship building and technical expertise are imperatives for CISO success however creativity may be the most critical attribute for CISOs.
Teri Robb, Check Point
Teri Robb, Vice President of North American Sales at Check Point Software Technologies, took a sales job right out of college with the intention of quitting once she found a “real job.” Surprisingly, she loved it and made it her career. In our conversation, Teri shares her secret sauce for success and how to make a difference in an environment where men significantly outnumber women.
A Conversation With Vasu Jakkal
Vasu Jakkal, Chief Marketing Officer at FireEye, is passionate about storytelling, unhappy customers, and the Starship Enterprise. In this conversation, she shares her origin story, namely her decision to pursue a career in technology, followed by a pivot into marketing. An engineer by training, Vasu considers her two engineering degrees assets rather than liabilities in her CMO role. She is a product of strong mentoring and pays it forward by vigorously advocating for including qualified women in the C-suite and boards of directors.