Laura Deaner is the Chief Information Security Officer at S&P Global, responsible for establishing and driving the enterprise information security vision and program. She leverages her nearly twenty years working in security for multi-national Fortune 500 companies to build effective and robust information security programs by aligning deep technical expertise with executive vision and support. Laura is a frequently requested speaker and respected thought leader, recognized for her innovative leadership and strong business acumen. She was previously the first named CISO at PRNewswire, where she built a comprehensive security practice from the ground up. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in Virginia and is a member of a number of information security and technology societies including OWASP, ISC2, and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She’s also featured in Women Know Cyber – 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.