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Diana Kelley

Diana Kelley

Cybersecurity Field CTO Microsoft


Diana Kelley is the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft and a cybersecurity architect, executive advisor and author. At Microsoft, she leverages her 30 years of cyber-risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CSOs, CIOs, and CISOs at some of the world’s largest companies. She also produces the #MyCyberWhy podcast series and is a contributor to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR). In addition to her work at Microsoft, she serves on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, a guest lecturer at Boston College’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity program, the CTO and a Director of the non-profit Sightline Security, a Board member of WiCyS, on the RSA Conference US Program Committee for 2018-2021, an IEEE “Rock Star of Risk” in 2016, keynote frequently at major conferences, and, with Ed Moyle, co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers. Prior to joining Microsoft, she worked as the Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM where she built and managed the IBM Security Research publication process.

At IBM, she was a regular contributor to X-Force Research, lead author of IBM’s “5 Indisputable Facts about IoT Security” and co-author of the “Securing the C-Suite” and “Cybersecurity in the Cognitive Era” studies. Earlier in her career, she was the VP in charge of the Security and Risk Management Strategies service at Burton Group, a GM at Symantec, the VP of Security Technology at Safe3W, a Manager in KPMG Financial Services consulting, and the Manager of Global Systems Administration at Dataware Technologies.

She has been Chair of a number of conferences for MISTI, served on the Advisory Board for InfoSec World, Structure Security and the Content Committee for the Executive Women's Forum and speak and keynote frequently at major conferences including TED, RSA, CyberTech, CompuTex, ComDex, Interop, BlackHat, and InfoSec World. She appears frequently in media as a cybersecurity expert, including CBS, NBC, NY Times, WSJ, Time, WGBH, and MSNBC.

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