Edna Conway currently serves as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, creating clear strategies to deliver secure operating models for the digital economy. She has built new organizations delivering cyber security, compliance, risk management, sustainability and value chain transformation. She drives a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem.

She is recognized domestically (US Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO) as the developer of architectures delivering value chain security, sustainability and resiliency. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.

Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community, and awards including: a Fed 100 Award, Stevie “Maverick of the Year Award,” a Connected World Magazine “Machine to Machine and IOT Trailblazer” Award, an SC Media Reboot Leadership Award, a New Hampshire TechProfessional of the Year 2018 Award, and CSO of the Year Award at RSA. Conway serves or has served on the company’s Cyber-Security Board, Risk and Resiliency Operating Committee, Global Compliance Governance Committee and Eco Board. She also serves as an independent advisor on the Executive Advisory Boards of ADP, LLC ( ADP – Nasdaq), privately held SecurityScorecard, Black Duck Software (acquired by SNPS - Nasdaq), Edge Velocity, Axonius, InfoSec Global and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ leading technology industry organization, MassTLC.

An influential speaker, her venues span government, academic and industry forums, such as:

Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
The RSA Conference
SCM World
Microsoft Developer Conference
International Crypto-Module Conference
Boeing’s CIO Summit
US Bank Security Conference
SC Magazine’s SC Congress
Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology - CyberConnect Conference
Newsweek’s Structure Security Conference
ADP Supplier Summit
WEBIT Europe

US Patent & Trademark Office
Federal Reserve
US Dept. of Energy
US Dept. of Commerce
US Environmental Protection Agency
US National Institute of Standards and Technology
Global Departments of Defense (France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, US)

Harvard University
Stanford University
Utilities Technology Council
The Brookings Institution
American Electronics Association
Security Innovation Network
American National Standards Institute
Mass Technology Leadership Council
Institute of Supply Management
The Open Group
University of Connecticut Hardware Assurance, Security & Engineering
University of Florida Institute of Cybersecurity

Her work has been featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies some of which are referenced in her LinkedIn profile. Her discussions on key issues can be found on Conway’s Blog. Twitter: @Edna_Conway.

Prior to Cisco, Conway was a partner in an international private legal practice and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. She holds an AB from Columbia University, a law degree from the University of Virginia and additional credentials from MIT and Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and New York Universities.

Recent Publications
CSO Online, October 13, 2017, "How to survive the worsening cyber threat landscape"
Fortune, October 10, 2017, "How Companies Can Avoid the Next Equifax Attack"
Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2017, "The Limits of Antivirus Software"
International Business Times, September 7, 2017, "Edna Conway of Cisco Discusses Securing Supply Chains"
WSJ Pro Cybersecurity newsletter, August 22, 2017, "Vetting Code Libraries, Not Just Kaspersky, Will Improve Security" [subscription required to view]
SC Magazine, July 20, 2017 Executive Insights "The Human Factor: Risk and Reward"
SC Magazine, April 25, 2017, Executive Insight "A Holistic Security Architecture May Just Help Avoid Future Liability"
SC Magazine, January 31, 2017, Executive Insights "It’s 2017: Is Anything Not Critical Infrastructure?"
SC Magazine, December 29, 2016, Executive Insights "Smart Digitization: The New Frontier"
Continuum, November 1, 2016, "Connectivity at What Cost? — The Balance of Security and Innovation in Critical Systems"