Dr. Joye Purser is Field CISO at Veritas Technologies, the number-one maker of data backup systems. She is the 2023 ISC2 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in Cybersecurity.
In 2022, Dr Purser was the first-ever senior executive Regional Director in CISA Region 4, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Before CISA, Dr. Purser worked at a big-4 management consulting firm, leading enterprise risk as well as recovery operations, enabling a county of 4.7 million people to prioritize and expend $426 million in pandemic aid.
Dr. Purser served in the White House at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she guided development of the $95 billion Department of Defense technology budget and led an effort that galvanized global focus on the semiconductor supply chain.
For nearly a decade, Dr. Purser led audit activities at the Pentagon, overseeing the design and deployment of multi-billion dollar IT programs for its two-million-person workforce. She worked for seven years as a congressional staffer and also had stints in the nonprofit and lobbying arenas, always focused on promoting technology development.
A graduate of Georgia Tech, Dr. Purser has a technical background as an accomplished researcher. She resides in Atlanta with her spouse and children.