Edna Conway

Cisco / Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain

Edna Conway




Edna Conway currently serves as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, creating strategiesto deliver secure operating models for the digital economy. She has built organizations deliveringcybersecurity, compliance, risk management, and sustainability and currently drives a comprehensivesecurity architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem.

Conway provides testimony and guidance (US Presidential Commissions, NATO) on critical securityissues and serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ICTSupply Chain Risk Management Task Force. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analystreports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall StreetJournal. Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most PowerfulWomen community and awards including RSA CSO of the Year, Fed 100 Award, Stevie “Maverick of theYear Award,” Connected World Magazine “Machine to Machine & IoT Trailblazer” Award, and the NewHampshire Tech Professional of 2018 Award.

Mrs. Conway also serves as an independent advisor on the executive advisory boards of many technologycompanies and organizations. Prior to Cisco, she was a partner in an international private legal practiceand served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire.


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