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I am a strategic leader with strong communications skills, cybersecurity knowledge, and deep experience delivering global programs. My practical information security knowledge stems from broad experience as a Cigital consultant, a Symantec product manager, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga.
I authored the popular textbook Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide. My writing is also featured in Epic Failures in DevSecOps Vol. 1, CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, Cybersecurity Career Guide: Who Works in Cybersecurity, How We Got Started, Why We Need You, and IT Security Metrics: A Practical Framework for Measuring Security & Protecting Data.
Vanessa Sauter and I host the Humans of InfoSec Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/humans-of-infosec
Kirsten brings more than 25 years of experience in risk intelligence, information management, and policy expertise across a variety of sectors with the last 6 years as a CEO for technology companies.
Throughout her career, Kirsten has been appointed to congressional committees developing cyber policies, initiatives and recommendations for the intelligence community. She has developed recommendations in partnership with the Center for North American Studies (CNAS) and Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) for The White House energy policy, and collaborated on information studies for MIT-Harvard and several federal agencies. She has gone before a parliamentary subcommittee on recreating trust in the global economy, presented national security and critical infrastructure concepts at conferences such as Black Hat, Secured Americas, Enterprise Architecture Institute, SC World Congress, and the Eurim Information Management Committee. She has also spoken on applied economics and its relationship to both cyber and national security around the world.
In previous executive roles for Cyber adAPT, ISC8, Attensity Group, and iSIGHT Partners, she has led companies through corporate restructuring, risk and corporate intelligence product launches, and company turnarounds. Kirsten has a BA in English and German from the University of Oregon.