Quiessence Phillips

Quiessence is a transformational leader, who’s strategies and execution has helped build impactful and innovating teams in the Cybersecurity industry. With over 12 years of experience spanning private and public sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work.

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Quiessence is a transformational leader, who’s strategies and execution has helped build impactful and innovating teams in the Cybersecurity industry. With over 12 years of experience spanning private and public sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work.

Quiessence’s leadership has yielded the first of its kind centralized threat management program for a municipality - the City of New York, serving over 100 agencies, entities, and organizations. She currently holds the position of Deputy CISO for the City of New York and Head of Threat Management for New York City Cyber Command. Her teams span across Security Operations, Computer Emergency Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Counter Threat Automation.

Quiessence has been recognized as “Best of New York” by City Tech Foundation, published in “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime”, and awarded Security Team of the Year for public sector by FireEye.

Additionally, her philanthropic efforts can be seen through her non-profit EdTech, JOURNi, where she and her co-founders are building an authentically inclusive tech ecosystem in the heart of Detroit. In effort to assist women forging their path in Cybersecurity, Quiessence also started ‘Securing Your Path’.

For more information about her, visit https://itsquiessence.com