Cathy has worked in information technology for 35 years - over 20 of that focused on information security. Spending the better part of her IT career at Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq/Hewlett Packard, moving to Cisco Systems in 2013, Cathy has functioned in several technical and leadership roles including Distinguished Technologist, Global Lead for HP’s Security Profession, Senior Security Consultant, CSO for the HP Global Solutions Labs, and Americas Security Services Program Manager.
She has a Masters in Computer Science Security, a Masters in Administration of Criminal Justice, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Bachelors degree in Management of Information Systems. She has spoken at several high profile conferences including the National HIPAA Summit and the Executive Women’s Forum and is the co-author of “Essential Information Security”, Van Haren Publishing, 2013 (ISBN: 9789087537364).
Cathy has worked as an adjunct professor in information security studies, as a P.O.S.T certified reserve deputy sheriff, and as an electronics technician in the Royal Canadian Navy. She has developed hundreds of hours of GRC-related courseware, and delivered thousands of hours of information security training to learners all over the globe. She lives and works from Elizabeth, Colorado and is an avid snowboarder, gardener, pistol shooter, and writer and she’s hoping to finish her Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Security someday soon!