CISSP CISM – ISSA International President and vCISO/Independent Cyber Security Consultant
Candy has 30 years of information security experience working for various high-tech companies. She has held several positions as CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for which she developed and managed corporate security programs. She is now working as a Virtual CISO and Executive Cyber Security Consultant assisting companies large and small to improve their security programs through effective security initiatives.
Candy is very active within the profession, where her contributions include Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International President, chief architect for the Cyber Security Career Lifecycle and a long-standing Director on the International Board. She is also the inaugural President and past Board Member of the ISSA Education and Research Foundation. She remains a loyal member at the local level with the New England Chapter and the ISSA New Hampshire Chapter.
Candy has received numerous awards and recognitions, including that of Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA, ranking her as one of the top 1% in the association, and was inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame. As a leader in the cyber security profession, she is often a featured speaker at security events, including the most memorable to date; the IT Security Symposium at the United Nations in New York and was also invited to the Offices of President of the United States.