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Mari Galloway

Mari Galloway, a best-selling author of Securing Our Future and cyber professional, is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing 501(c)3 nonprofit cybersecurity communities dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber. WSC provides its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as cybersecurity professionals.

Mari began her career with Accenture, where she excelled as a network engineer. Mari is also a 2023 Presidential Lifetime Award winner and the inaugural ISC2 Diversity Award winner for 2019. With over 15 years in IT and cybersecurity, her experience spans network design, security architecture, risk assessments, vulnerability management, incident response, and policy development across government and commercial industries.

Mari holds a variety of technical and management certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, etc.) as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University.

Mari is currently a resident of Las Vegas and is the CEO of a cybersecurity consulting company. She regularly contributes content to security blogs and training companies across the country as well as an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). She also lends her time to various organizations as an award judge, mentor, and advisor. Outside of being a geek, Mari enjoys arts, puzzles, and Lego!