Head of Global Cyber Defence, Vodafone & former CISO, Aldermore Bank
Mentioned on the '100 Global CISOs for 2020' list and awarded 'CISO of the Year, 2020' by SC Awards Europe, Becky Pinkard is a renowned practitioner and commentator on the information security sector who has been working in information technology and security since 1996.
A security transformation expert, Becky is experienced with business case preparation and execution through to funding and implementation. She has excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to distil highly technical concepts for an executive audience. Becky has strong vendor management and relationship-building capabilities. Her background and experience to date has provided her with broad information security expertise, coupled with in-depth, technical capabilities around cyber security and data monitoring, vulnerability and risk assessment, web application security and policy development.
Becky is an active advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion in business and is a co-founder of the 'We Empower Diversity in Start-ups' (WEDS) group. She has been a CyLon mentor since 2017, providing cyber security, operations and client success guidance to entrepreneurs. She also co-hosts a monthly podcast, Cyber Warrior Princess, focused on current cyber security related commentary.
Becky was a SANS Certified Instructor for over a decade and served as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst advisory board member and on the Strategic Advisory Council for the Center of Internet Security. She co-authored "Nmap in the Enterprise" and "Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, Deploying Network and Host IPS". Becky has shared her expertise in numerous publications, both written and in live interviews all over the world, including: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ChannelPost, The Telegraph, The New York Times, BBC News, Channel 4 News, and more.