KAREN WORSTELL

CISO | CYBERSECURITY AUTHOR | SPEAKER | TALENT STRATEGIST
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EXPERTISE

The Cybersecurity Talent Gap

Emerging Trends in CyberSecurity

Women in Tech

BACKGROUND

MS Computer Science

CEO AtomicTangerine

CISO AT&T Wireless, Microsoft, Russell Investments

WHY KAREN?

FACTS & STATS

Cybercrime worldwide is expected to top $6T by 2021.

25% of data breaches in 2016 went undetected for six months.

1 in 10 data breaches goes undetected for more than a year.

89% of data breach litigation involved loss of sensitive information.

65% of data breach litigation cases cite negligence.

50% of open cybersecurity positions in the US are going unfilled.

The average skilled cybersecurity role with 10 years experience takes 1 year to fill.

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • The Power of Personal Resilience for Cybersecurity Pros
  • 3 Strategies for Surfing the Cyber Tsunami (instead of being pounded by it).
  • Talent Retention: The 5 Keys Keeping your Cybersecurity Talent (and Avoiding Loss)
  • Case Study: How Cyber-Hygiene created world class security at AT&T Wireless
  • My story: SSN Fraud and what you need to know to protect your family, your finances, and your reputation
Karen Worstell focuses on maximizing talent for cybersecurity. We do this through strategic talent acquisition, talent development, and organizational coaching on cyber optimization.
Thirty years of cybersecurity executive level experience ensures that you receive insight, objectivity, and well-researched knowledge that you can trust. You get actionable information you can use, seasoned talent that will understand your business, and leadership talent that fits your culture and business objectives.
Karen has presented to Interpol, Lloyds of London, and Fortune 100 clients in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US.

“My personal journey from Mom of Toddlers to grad student to Silicon Valley CEO and then to Microsoft CISO may sound extraordinary. But my journey is like your journey. It all happens one ordinary day at a time when we show up, do the work, and don’t give up.”

– KAREN WORSTELL

“Karen is a compelling communicator who has a great ability to develop and provide strategic direction within the business and amongst the leadership team. Her broad range of knowledge in Security and Compliance combined with her strengths makes her a key change agent.”

 

– Vanessa Pegueros, VP & CISO DocuSign

 

“One of the most intelligent, articulate, and persuasive persons I’ve had the honor to work for in my career. Karen is especially adept at coalescing disparate ideas into a clear, concise vision – and then driving the team toward the goal, with exceptional creativity and energy levels. “

 

– Bob Maynard, Co-Founder of Baby Corner Branch

WHAT PEOPLE
ARE SAYING

“Karen is a proven leader! I have been fortunate to have worked with Karen at several conferences. She has been responsive, organized and focused on the details. As a leader, she has played a key role in supporting the SecureWorld conferences not only as a presenter, but also has recruited many other people to attend the events.

Most recently Karen acted as the Master of Ceremonies at a conference and did an outstanding job. Throughout the entire day she kept the agenda flowing smoothly while being entertaining, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to work with.”

WHAT PEOPLE
ARE SAYING

“Karen is a dynamic leader in the security industry! She has a broad view of security risk and can effectively apply it across people, process, and technology. She articulates security issues extremely well and is a strategic leader in the security industry!”

 

– Gary Toretti, Chief Information Security Officer / Head of Cyber Security

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