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.