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Featured Guest Bio:
Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, CIPP/US has over 25 years of progressive
experience within the fields of Information Security, Privacy and Risk
Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio
with a B.S.B.A with a S.T.E.M. related focus in Information Systems and
became a licensed attorney in the State of Texas in 1999.
Ms. Chaney began her career journey by serving as a Special Agent for
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles. Mary's global
experience includes executive level information security roles with GE
Capital (NYSE: GE), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Comcast
Corporation (NYSE: CMCSA). At GE Capital, she was the Director of
Incident Response where she led a team responsible for supporting over
14,000 GE Capital Americas end-users. At Johnson & Johnson, she was
the Director of the Security Operations Center, where she led the 24x7
Global Security Operations Center that monitored over 130,000 employees
across 250 businesses. At Comcast Corporation, Mary was a Senior
Director of Information Security, in the Global CISO's office, which has
oversight responsibilities for both Comcast Cable and NBC Universal for
cyber risk management.
Mary's entrepreneur endeavors include starting and running MBS
Information Security Consulting, LLC (MBS) and most recently Mary opened
the Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C, The Cyber Security Law Firm Of Texas,
with the specific mission of helping translate and advise, Boards of
Directors, CIO's, CISO's and General Counsel's on how to legally protect
their company from cyber related risk.
Mary serves the overall cybersecurity community in multiple ways. She
has served on several advisory boards including: Post University;
ChickTech; CompTIA© Cybersecurity Advisory Board; and The Cyber Law
Consortium. Mary is an adjunct professor with the University of
Cincinnati, where she teaches online courses in cybersecurity to assist
with the development of the next generation of cybersecurity
professionals. Lastly, she has recently launched her own nonprofit,
Minorities in Cybersecurity, Inc. (MiC) which focuses on support,
leadership and career development for women and minorities in
Mary currently lives in Mansfield, Texas, with her mother and two children and enjoys kickboxing, target shooting and poetry.
Follow Mary on Twitter (@MaryNChaney) and LinkedIn (/in/marynchaney).