Betsy Soehren-Jones is the new Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Fortress Information Security, a supply chain cybersecurity provider for critical infrastructure organizations. Soehren-Jones has been one of the leading forces in developing an industry-wide cybersecurity risk exchange. Soehren-Jones will further drive the adoption of essential tools infrastructure companies need to address the next generation of cybersecurity problems.
As COO, Soehren-Jones is responsible for Fortress’ energy business, and human resources, public policy, sales and strategy organizations serving the critical infrastructure, manufacturing and Department of Defense business lines.
In her Security Strategy role at Exelon, Soehren-Jones was one of the first to implement the industry model for cyber risk assessment. This model produced critical data that allowed the Exelon executive team to make appropriate security strategy business decisions. Soehren-Jones shared her experiences with the Supply Chain Committee for the Edison Electric Institute (where she was the Co-Chair) as well as at the North American Transmission Forum (NATF), where she was the Committee Lead for Supply Chain. Based on Soehren-Jones’s thought leadership, both organizations were able to develop standards for evaluating cyber security attributes of devices and the exchange of information to the electric utility industry.
“Securing the grid is a top priority for utilities, but in an interconnected world – challenges are coming from all different directions,” said Soehren-Jones.
Soehren-Jones holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Public Policy Administration from Northwestern University. Congratulations!