Highly accomplished executive with over 21 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. Directly overseeing a team of senior directors, directors, and managers at Virtually Testing Foundation in an honorary role. Responsible for assessing the gaps in security programs and building a strategy to mitigate them. Managing a team of senior technical resources in security business unit at VMware. Directing the security messaging and technical resources, working with various business leaders. An accredited expert in building or maturing security programs. A key decision-maker in vendor negotiations and partner management. Adept at managing core cybersecurity functions or teams such as Security Operations Center (SOC), penetration testers and compliance, etc. Holds over 70 cybersecurity industry-recognized cybersecurity certificates including CISSP, CEH, AWS, SANS/GIAC. Possesses a strong educational background, including a degree in computer science and business administration, as well as legal training. Strong IT systems and network security architecture background. Proven track record of success in both executive and leadership roles, worked for Fortune 500 companies. Keynote speaker at major cybersecurity conferences and adjunct professor. A passionate advocate for cybersecurity education and serves as a board member for major cybersecurity communities such as ISACA, CSA, Fuel. Committed to helping the cybersecurity community grow and build a cohesive ecosystem where intelligence can be shared.