Wendy Nather

Head of Advisory CISOs

Duo Security

Wendy Nather leads the Advisory CISO team at Cisco. She was previously research director at the Retail ISAC, and research director of the Information Security Practice at 451 Research. Wendy led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) and served as CISO of the Texas Education Agency. She was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame in 2021. Wendy serves on the advisory board for Sightline Security and is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative.


January 17, 2024


Come Together Right Now, IT Operations Teams

4 min read

Dynamic shifts in domains and workforce habits require an IT operating model that is just as dynamic—one that fosters collaboration with a common agenda and simplifies all domains of IT operations.

February 12, 2021


Are There Really “Quick Wins” for Your Security Program?

4 min read

Are there really “quick wins” for your security program? Wendy Nather, Head of Advisory CISOs at Duo Security, goes deeper into the Security Outcomes Study and reveals the findings.

November 17, 2020


Does Protection Help As Much As We Think In Security?

5 min read

How do security programs prioritize their investment, resources, and effort? In the upcoming Security Outcomes Study, we used the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to understand this. Read more on this blog.

October 22, 2019


How much security do you really need?

1 min read

According to our new report, "The Security Bottom Line," no matter how large your budget is, you're not likely to feel that you have everything needed to secure your environment.

October 11, 2019


Putting the ‘C’ in Gartner’s CARTA

3 min read

Trust is neither binary nor permanent: you don’t trust something or someone to do everything, and you don’t trust forever.

February 27, 2019


The Zero Trust Games are here!

2 min read

Every year at RSA Conference, a pitched battle ensues for the heart and soul of the security practitioner. Or at least for the mind: there’s the word cloud of topics that show up most often in the CFP submissions, but there are more slogans, phrases and concepts that meet in the expo hall to fight for supremacy. Zero Trust is the newest kid on the block and will probably be the one with the biggest variety of gladiators in the ring.