Elizabeth Wharton, Vice President of Operations at SCYTHE, was honored with the Cybersecurity or Privacy Woman Law Professional of the Year for 2022 by the United Cybersecurity Alliance.

The award was presented at the Cybersecurity Women of the Year Awards GALA 2022 in Las Vegas, which coincided with the 2022 BlackHat, BSides and DefCon conferences.

The CSWY awards are a tribute to female cybersecurity and privacy professionals leading the industry and making a real difference through their work and dedication to a safer digital ecosystem.

Wharton, known as “Lawyer Liz” in the industry, leverages almost two decades of legal, public policy, and business experience to build and scale cybersecurity and threat intelligence-focused companies. As Vice President of Operations for SCYTHE, she continues her drive to improve cybersecurity risk through growing SCYTHE’s business functions and enabling leadership focus.

Wharton has advised and worked with small startups, independent security researchers, and multinational companies on various corporate, financing, public policy, and security-related matters.

Previously, Wharton has led a third-party risk threat intelligence startup, served as the Senior Assistant City Attorney, City of Atlanta (Aviation), overseeing technology policy and projects at Atlanta’s Airport and served on the immediate incident response team for Atlanta’s ransomware incident.

Outside of SCYTHE, she is on the board of advisors for the Rural Technology Fund, a technology and education-focused non-profit, is a member of the DEFCON CFP Review Board, and volunteers as a mentor with a variety of organizations. She received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and her B.A. from Virginia Tech.