The Executive Women’s Forum Appoints Renee Forney, CEO of the Forney Group LLC to Board of Advisors
Monday, August 28, 2017
Posted by: Melissa Rojas
The Executive Women’s Forum Appoints CEO of the Forney Group LLC to Board of Advisors
Renee Forney Joins Board of Influential Women in Information Security
Renee Forney Joins EWF Board of Advisors
Renee brings to the EWF a profound understanding of how to further government and private industry partnerships and how diversity drives effective policies and solutions.
FLEMINGTON, NJ (PRWEB) AUGUST 28, 2017
The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy (EWF) announced today Renee Forney, the CEO of the Forney Group LLC and the Executive Managing Director of Global Cyber Security Management at Equinoxys Inc., has been appointed to the EWF’s Board of Advisors. The EWF Board of Advisors is a network of highly influential female thought leaders from the Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy industry.
"The EWF is honored to have Renee join our Board of Advisors," said Joyce Brocaglia, EWF Founder and CEO of Alta Associates. "Renee has made significant contributions to cybersecurity and risk management at both the US Department of Energy and the US Department of Homeland Security. Renee brings to the EWF a profound understanding of how to further government and private industry partnerships and how diversity drives effective policies and solutions."
“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve on the EWF Board of Advisors,” said Renee Forney. “The EWF addresses the unique challenges that we face as women in this field. I look forward to helping drive continued change and growth in this area.”
Renee Forney is currently the CEO of the Forney Group LLC, a strategic consulting firm focusing on Enterprise Risk Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Cyber Workforce, as well as the Executive Managing Director of Global Cyber Security Management at Equinoxys Inc.
Mrs. Forney previously served as Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Cybersecurity and Enterprise Operations, where she was responsible for managing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enterprise Cybersecurity Program and IT Infrastructure; advising Departmental senior officials on integrating cybersecurity; risk management; and implementing enterprise information resources management across the DOE. Mrs. Forney provided executive-level guidance for the interagency on cybersecurity initiatives; including the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, the Defense Industrial Base Sector (for information safeguarding and critical infrastructure protection) and the NICE Interagency Coordinating Council lead by the NIST. Prior to DOE, Mrs. Forney was the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Executive Director for the Cyber Skills Management Support Initiative.
Mrs. Forney holds a Bachelor of Science from DeVry University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from George Washington University. She also holds an honorary Doctorate Degree of Science and Technology from Champlain College. She was also named a 2016 Women of Influence by SC Magazine and ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation award winner. She is an ISC2 Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Shared Assessments Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) and has held the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
For Renee’s full bio and to learn about the EWF’s Board of Advisors click HERE.
About the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy:
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization serving women leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in information security, cybersecurity, IT risk management, governance risk and compliance and privacy. The EWF serves emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in our field by facilitating programs and events throughout the year including a national conference, regional meetings, leadership development and mentorship programs, as well as interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information please visit http://www.ewf-usa.com.
About Forney Group LLC:
Forney Group is a cybersecurity advisory firm that brings together years of public and private sector experience. We can assist you in understanding your risk posture by developing innovative strategies to address Enterprise Risk Management and Cyber Threat Intelligence. Cyber Workforce analysis and development are also key elements to any organization. We address these components to help improve your organization’s performance. For more information please visit https://www.forneygrp.com/.
Mary Wei, Member Engagement Specialist, Executive Women’s Forum
Email address: mary(at)ewf-usa.com
Melissa Rojas, Digital Marketing Specialist, Executive Women’s Forum
Email address: melissa(at)ewf-usa.com