Jennifer Minella is currently VP of Engineering and Consulting CISO with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. With more than 15 years' experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer's technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies, and industrial security. Most recently, Mrs. Minella has been involved in executive management of the organization, leading operations in engineering, security, business development and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, Mrs. Minella is a published author, editorial contributor, and trusted adviser for information security topics to media. Much of Jennifer?s work can be found at her www.SecurityUncorked.com blog site. No stranger to public speaking, she?s presented at RSA Conference, NSA Trusted Computing Conference, Interop, Infosec World, Deep Sec, SecTor, CSI and many other industry and government conferences. Her latest work includes the integration of mindfulness techniques and the application of proven leadership techniques for the benefit of information security professionals and industry.
Mrs. Minella also serves on the international Board of Directors for (ISC)2 where she participates in roles to advance the communications and strategic efforts of the 100,000-member global organization. Jennifer is also active locally, serving on steering committees with NCTA's Cyber Security Network and Knowledge Workforce Network. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors for the (ISC)2 Foundation, a charitable trust that services communities across the world through three primary outreach programs: education, research and scholarships.