Renata C Spinks

Renata C Spinks

Deputy CIO, USMC

Ms. Renata Spinks currently serves as the Acting Senior Information Security Officer and Cyber Technology Officer (CTO) for the U.S. Marine Corps. In this role, Ms. Spinks leads an extensive portfolio focused on information technology, policy, investments, cyber operations (defensive and offensive) as well as organizational leadership for the Marine Corps Network and Information Enterprise.

She is no stranger to using technology to revolutionize institutions, moving them forward innovatively and has earned her reputation as the “game-changer.” She is an influencer by nature who leads through humility, empowerment, risk assessment, and data-driven decision making.

Since 2018, she has led the USMC mobile and remote workforce operations design and architecture buildout with cybersecurity as a foundational guide. She works to enable cyber and intel focused compute and store, collaboration, access control and identity management, data encryption and governance. She leads defensive cyber operations for the hybrid cloud environment and champions setting the conditions to adopt and implement principles of zero trust. She supports leading the USMC risk management framework modernization efforts and creates opportunities for emerging technology needed for connected and degraded/disconnected environments. She creates unprecedented use of processes, tools, techniques and protocols while driving enablers for proactive network resiliency and decision making. Ms. Spinks demonstrates her passion for talent management through partnerships with industry, colleges, institutions, federal agencies and the National Security Agency (NSA) Human Resource Directorate. She holds a BS in Information Systems, a MS in Technology Management and several certifications, recommendations and awards. She is the 2020 Stars and Stripes Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) SES of the Year and an avid community service STEMINIST. She is a native of Louisiana, loves New Orleans Saints football, cooking and as a recognized CIAA Elite Student-Athlete, still loves to play basketball.

CISO Panel: Re-Evaluating Insider Risk

Presented by Jamie Manriquez , John F. McClure , Renata C Spinks  •  April 7, 2021

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