CyberScoop's 2017 Top Women in Cybersecurity

In our inaugural list, we honor those who are upending the status quo.

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Top Women in Cybersecurity: Donna Dodson

by Shaun Waterman

Donna Dodson has multiple roles at the National Institute of Standards and Technology — the U.S. government's premier measurement and testing laboratory.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Masha Sedova

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

Masha Sedova co-founded Elevate Security, where she tests user behavior and puts them on campaigns to practice new security behavior.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Mischel Kwon

by Shaun Waterman

Over a three-decade career in security, Mischel Kwon held a succession of increasingly highly-ranked technical leadership positions before founding MKACyber, a security consulting firm that assesses and builds security operations centers and runs a managed SOC service.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Kimber Dowsett

by Chris Bing

Kimber Dowsett is a security architect for 18F, a specialized technology division within the General Services Administration, or GSA, that’s been called the U.S. government’s startup.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Niloofar Howe

by Greg Otto

As Chief Strategy Officer for RSA, Niloofar Howe responsible for the health and direction of the business, as well as figuring out a way large incumbent companies like RSA can work with a broad set of companies to deliver on the changing needs of her customers.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Amanda Rousseau

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

Amanda Rousseau's job puts her knee deep in the guts of malware. A research engineer at Endgame, Rousseau's history includes two years at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center as a malware reverse engineer and computer forensic examiner.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Suzanne Vautrinot

by Shaun Waterman

Suzanne Vautrinot retired from the U.S. Air Force in Oct. 2013 as a major-general and commander of the 24th Air Force, where she'd been in charge of the USAF's cyber war-fighting capability.

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Jessy Irwin

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

Top Women in Cybersecurity: Ann Barron-DiCamillo

by Greg Otto

Having spent time in both the public and private sector, Ann Barron-DiCamillo has a unique outlook on the way the greater cybersecurity community should work together.