Jennifer Tisdale has been named CEO of GRIMM, a cybersecurity organization led by industry professionals who view technology threats through the view of an attacker. Prior to her CEO role, Tisdale served as GRIMM's Senior Principal, Cyber-Physical Systems Security.
Tisdale is a cyber-economics strategist recognized for building cybersecurity strategies and programs for industry, government and academia. Her expertise has been concentrated on the security of connected technologies, and her portfolio includes expertise in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart cities development and planning, critical infrastructure and transportation cybersecurity, and the securing of unmanned military platforms.
Previously, Tisdale has been recognized for holding the first “mobility” job in the United States, serving as the Cyber-Mobility Program Strategist for the State of Michigan. Her work created the foundation for Michigan’s economic strategy to band together automotive, defense and aerospace industries with embedded systems cybersecurity, charting a new economic development path for the state. In 2018, Tisdale was voted one of SC Magazine’s “Women to Watch” in Cybersecurity, and is an advocate for increased diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry.