Curtis Campbell, (C|CISO, M.SC. Ph.D

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Dr. Curtis Campbell is a 25 year Information Security professional and certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO). She holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of TN and a PhD in Organizational Leadership/ Information Systems Technology.

Curtis works as Vice President and Manager of Vendor Management and Information Technology Procurement at Atlantic Capital Bank, chartered with accountability and oversight of third party risk to include regulatory audits. She works with executive leadership to minimize third-party risk, developing strategic improvements in evaluation and monitoring processes and standards. Her responsibilities also include oversight of asset management, supplier sourcing, contract administration, and technology licensing.

As President of ISSA Chattanooga, Curtis has been active leading the chapter she co-founded in 2012. During this time, Curtis sought to increase membership by bringing national level sponsors and speakers to local chapter events for robust education and training in mini-conference style quarterly events. Under her leadership, sponsorships also increased, and the chapter has seen a steady upswing in membership. During her roles as Chapter VP and President, the Chattanooga chapter was recognized as Small Chapter of the Year in 2017 and again in 2019.

As a Senior Member of ISSA International, Curtis chaired the 2018 Chapter Collaboration Committee, formed to bring chapters together for strengthened support, resources and mentoring. Curtis has been active at local and international ISSA conferences and summits, moderating and participating on Women in Cybersecurity Panels, championing women of all stages in their career to power up their careers.

Curtis is also a thought leader, contributing a monthly ISSA Journal column, Women in Cybersecurity, She has been recognized for her work in highlighting women’s accomplishments, leadership, and issues facing the field today. Her research interests include women cybersecurity pioneers, future leaders, the human connection between trust and unintentional insider threats, and countering social engineering in an ever-changing cybersecurity footprint. Curtis has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and created content for graduate and undergraduate Computer Science courses. Recent publications include: “Solutions for Counteracting Human Deception in Social Engineering Attacks”; “Securing the Remote Employee: Protecting the Human Endpoint in the Cybersecurity Environment”; and “Securing the Vendor: Changing the Dynamic of the Infosec Relationship”, “Understanding and Incorporating Cybersecurity Ethics” and Inspiring and Preparing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals”, and “Existential Risk: Women Fighting for the Future”.

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