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Privacy Laws: The Future Driver of Cyber Security | 04

Blueprint • 2020-06-30

Mary Chaney shares what types of cyber laws we should be concerned about. She discusses her thoughts on privacy laws and how that will drive cyber security, and what she's doing to get more diverse representation in the industry at all levels.

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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 cybersecurity.

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).