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Profiles in Leadership: Cara Coleman

It's Not Just About Mitigating Threats; It's About Keeping Up With New Tactics
Cara Coleman, director, information security officer, MVB Financial Corp.

As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Coleman discusses:

  • The ongoing challenge of targeted attacks;
  • Lessons learned from securing a hybrid workforce;
  • The ongoing task of recruiting new professionals to the cybersecurity field.

Coleman has over 20 years of experience leading international teams in IT cybersecurity, enterprise risk and compliance programs for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Lockheed Martin, Symantec and AOL. She was instrumental in building a cyber risk and vulnerability assessment program in support of our nation's mission-critical number portability system at Neustar, and she has implemented global business continuity structures that include crisis management and incident response capabilities. Coleman became an executive sponsor for the creation of customer advocacy programs that include third-party security risk assessments and sales enablement. This resulted in large customer wins of over 160 engagements worth over $270 million. She currently owns her own security consulting practice and oversees the Information Security Program at MVB Financial Corp.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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