Mary Roark is a cybersecurity thought leader. With over 30 years of technology experience, she serves as the VP of Cybersecurity Strategy at Accedian. She holds a CISSP certificate and has been an evangelist across various areas of security while at RSA Security, Sophos, and security start-ups. She also held leadership positions in telco and technology marketing at AT&T, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, and Unisys. She holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. As a Hispanic female, she hopes to encourage more diverse talent to tackle the challenges society faces with keeping data secure.