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Wendy Nather

Head of Advisory CISOs

Duo Security

Wendy Nather is Head of Advisory CISOs at Duo Security (now Cisco). She was previously Research Director at the Retail ISAC, where she was responsible for advancing the state of resources and knowledge to help organizations defend their infrastructure from attackers. Wendy was also Research Director of the Information Security Practice at independent analyst firm 451 Research, covering the security industry in areas such as application security, threat intelligence, security services, and other emerging technologies.

Wendy has served as a CISO in both the private and public sectors. She led IT security for the EMEA region of the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS), as well as for the Texas Education Agency. She speaks regularly in locations around the world on topics ranging from threat intelligence to identity and access management, risk analysis, incident response, data security, and societal and privacy issues.

Wendy is co-author of The Cloud Security Rules, and was listed as one of SC Magazine’s Reboot Leadership “Influencers” in 2018 and Women in IT Security “Power Players” in 2014. She is an advisory board member for the RSA Conference, and serves on the board of directors

for ​Securing Change​, an organization that helps provide free security services to nonprofit groups.

Wendy is based in Austin, Texas, and you can follow her on Twitter as @wendynather.

Articles

October 22, 2019

SECURITY

How much security do you really need?

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

SECURITY

Putting the ‘C’ in Gartner’s CARTA

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

SECURITY

The Zero Trust Games are here!

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.