Helen Patton is an Advisory CISO at Cisco, where she shares security strategies with the security community. Previously she spent eight years as the CISO at The Ohio State University where she was awarded the 2018 ISE North American Academic/Public Sector Executive of the Year.
Before joining Ohio State she spent ten years in risk and resiliency at JPMorganChase. Helen actively encourages collaboration across and within industries, to enable better information security and privacy practices.
She believes in improving diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and mentors people interested in pursuing careers in security, privacy and risk management. She advocates for more naps and is anti-bagpipes.
Helen has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and has earned various industry certifications. She serves on the State of Ohio CyberOhio Advisory Board, the Manufacturing and Digital USA Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and the Ohio State University College of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Board. She is a faculty member for the Digital Director’s Network, and the Educause Leadership Institute.