Becky Pinkard

Global Head of Cyber Defence - Vodafone

Becky Pinkard, Head of Global Cyber Defence, Vodafone Recipient of the 2022 Global Cyber Security Leadership Award- Editor's Choice (Global), previously appointed to 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’s background and experience to date have provided her with broad information security expertise, coupled with global team management and in-depth, technical capabilities around cyber security operations.

Becky is an active advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion in business and was 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-hosted a monthly podcast, Cyber Warrior Princess, which focused on current cybersecurity-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.

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