Stephenie Southard has over 25 years’ experience in Information Technology and Security. She is a strategic executive with CISO and VP level success in physical and logical governance, risk management, mergers & acquisitions and business continuity. She has presented significant reductions in IT costs, while building strong IT teams in tandem. Stephenie has championed several initiatives around incident response, improving services, system consolidation and secure datacenter site build-outs or relocations.
Stephenie has worked in the Government, Educational, Non-for-Profit and Financial sectors. She has overseen 300+ successful external audits with such governing bodies as, PCI, SOC, ISO, Homeland Security, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Stephenie possess a Master’s in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, has spoken at several IT and CISO conferences, appeared on guest-invited podcasts and is an advisory board member.