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Women of Influence Awards
Co-presented by Alta Associates and CSO, the annual Women of Influence Awards honor four women for their accomplishments and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy. These awards recognize women in four categories:


Public Sector or Academia
Private Solutions Provider
Corporate Practitioner
"One-to-Watch" - honoring an up-and-coming thought leader

Judges select the winners based upon a six-point set of criteria:


A positive influence on the professional community
The application of creativity or innovation in solving problems or overcoming challenges
A demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards
A history of designing and implementing effective solutions
Sustained record of accomplishments and contributions to the field
Service as mentor of trusted advisor to colleagues, students and others

 

 


 

 

2016 Women of Influence Winners

  

Corporate Practitioner
Deneen DeFiore, Chief Technology & Risk Officer, GE Aviation

 

One-to-Watch
Sali Osman, Cyber Security & Risk Strategy Advisor, Ernst & Young


Private Solutions Provider
Diane Rinaldo, Director of U.S. Government Relations, SAP

Public Sector & Academic
Dr. Diana Burley, Executive Director & Chair, The George Washington University
 

 

 
 

 

2015 Women of Influence Winners

 

Corporate Practitioners

Lisa Humbert

Executive V.P., Chief Information Risk Officer

BNY Mellon

 

One To Watch

Samara Moore

Senior Manager, CIP Security and Compliance, Corporate Information Security Services

Exelon

 

Private Solutions Provider

Kristin Lovejoy

President

Acuity Solutions

 

Public Sector

Patricia Larsen

Co-Director

National Insider Threat Task Force

 

 

 


 

 

2014 Women of Influence Winners

 

Corporate Practitioners

Jing de Jong-Chen

Senior Director of Security

Microsoft

 

One To Watch

Rinki Sethi

Senior Manager, Information Security

Intuit

 

Private Solutions Provider

Julie Bernard

Principal

Ernst & Young

 

Public Sector

Jane Holl Lute

President and CEO

Council on CyberSecurity

 



 

2013 Women of Influence Winners


Lifetime Achievement

Catherine Allen

Founder and Chairman

The Santa Fe Group

 

Corporate Practitioners

Marene Allison

World Wide VP of Information Security

Johnson & Johnson

 

One To Watch

Eleanor Dallaway Smith

Editor and Associate Publisher

Infosecurity Magazine, Reed Exhibitions Ltd.

 

Private Solutions Provider

Joanne Moretti

Vice President & Global Head Software Marketing

Dell

 

Public Sector

Maureen Ohlhausen

Commissioner

Federal Trade Commission

 


 

2012 Women of Influence Winners

 

Lifetime Achievement

Sandra Hughes

Retired - Risk Management Strategy Consultant

 

Public Sector/Academia

Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick

Director of Partnership Engagement & Strategic Initiatives

National Cyber Security Alliance

 

Private Solutions Provider

Laura Mather

Founder and Chief Visionary

Silver Tail Systems

 

Corporate Practitioner

Harriet Pearson

Partner

Hogan Lovells

 

One To Watch

Claire Pennline

Security Program Manager

Google

 


 

2011 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector/Academia

Lisa Lee

IT Examiner

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


Private Solutions Provider

Pamela Warren

Cybercrime Strategist & Director of Global Public Sector

McAfee

 

Corporate Practitioner

Michelle Nix

Director, IT Risk Management

Juniper

 

One To Watch

Katie Moussouris

Senior Security Strategist Lead

Microsoft

 

 


 

 

2010 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector

Kathleen Kiernan

CEO

Kiernan Group Holdings, Inc.

 

Private Solutions Provider

Galina Datskovsky

SVP Information Governance

Autonomy

 

Corporate Practitioner

Nuala O'Connor Kelly

Chief Privacy Leader & Sr. Counsel, Info Governance

General Electric

 

One To Watch

Caroline Wong

Sr. Manager Strategic Security

Zynga

 

Acadmia

Dr. Carrie Gates

VP, Research

CA Technologies

 

 


 

 

2009 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector

Mischel Kwon

Vice President of Public Sector Security Solutions

RSA

 

Private Solutions Provider

Patricia Titus

Chief Information Security Officer

Unisys Corporation

 

Corporate Practitioner

Michelle Dennedy

Chief Governance Officer

Sun Microsystems

 

One To Watch

Char Suter

SVP Information Security

HSBC North America

 


 

2008 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector

Dena Haritos Tsamitis

Director, INI

Carnegie Mellon University

 

Private Solutions Provider

Joanne Moretti

Senior Vice President, IAR

CA, Inc.

 

Corporate Practitioner

Linda Meeks

Executive CSIO

The Boeing Company

 

One To Watch

Shira Rubinoff

President and Founder

Green Armor Solutions

 

 


 

 

2007 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector

Cheryl Peace

Defense Intelligence Senior Service

Defense Joint Intelligence Operations Center Office

 

Private Solutions Provider

Jayshree Ullal

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Security Technology Group, Cisco

 

Corporate Practitioner

Renee Guttman

Chief Information Security Officer

Time, Inc.

 

One To Watch

Magnolia (Maggie) Mansourkia

Chief Privacy Counsel & Assistant General Counsel

Verizon Communications

 

 


 

 

2006 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector

Governor Jennifer Granholm

Governor of Michigan

 

Private Solutions Provider

Radia Perlman

Sun Microsystems

 

Corporate Practitioner

Susan Gueli

Assist Vice President

Nationwide

 

One To Watch

Suzanne Hall

Director

Lerner Enterprises

 


 

2005 Women of Influence Winners

 

Public Sector

Pamela Fusco

Executive Vice President

Fishnet Security

 

Private Solutions Provider

Sarah Gordon

Senior Research Fellow

Symantec

 

Corporate Practitioner

Annie Antón

Mindsprings

 

One To Watch

Susan Lutz

CEO

ETSec, Inc.

 

 

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