Illena Armstrong

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Illena Armstrong is a long-time media and business development leader who, with the help of the talented teams she has managed over the years, successfully built and maintained a wide range of award-winning, digitally driven multimedia, information and intelligence offerings serving targeted audiences and hitting revenue goals. She currently is Global Communications Officer and Institute Fellow with the International Association of Certified ISAOs (IACI), a non-profit global association of cyber threat analysis and intelligence organizations formed after passage of U.S. Executive Order 13691: Promoting Private Sector Information Sharing. She also is Industry Strategy Advisor, Office of the CEO, at the Cloud Security Alliance. 

Prior to these positions, she was VP, Editorial, at SC Media, a business media brand for the information security industry. While there, she spearheaded and managed all content strategy and development, as well as played a key leadership role in driving the brand’s overall business and commercial growth with the support of team members scattered across the US and UK. 

Leveraging years in the cybersecurity industry and her brand-building, digital media, editorial, design, website, marketing/PR, social media, event, and overall business/commercial experience, she has established a multitude of award-winning digital content and editorial offerings, such as traditional hardcopy/digital editions, virtual events/webcasts, video/podcast programs, physical events and social media streams. Working closely with other brand and sales colleagues, she also has created and launched research-based products, single- and multi-tiered custom offerings, and still other product lines. 

In addition to being named to Cyber Defense Magazine's “Top 25 Women in Cybersecurity” for 2019 (

), on her watch, SC won more than 40 awards from such industry groups as the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Trade Association Business Publications International, Folio and MIN Online. She has spoken/moderated at several industry events, including RSA Conference, National Credit Union-ISAO Annual Conference, ACCOSCA/CU Difference Tour, SC Congress US and UK, SC RiskSec, Techno Security Conference, a plethora of virtual events/webcasts and others. Prior to these endeavors, she worked for various newspapers, consumer/business magazines and eldercare journals in New England and the southern United States at which she received still more honors. 

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