Edna Conway

Microsoft / Vice President and General Manager of Global Security, Risk and Compliance

Edna Conway




Edna Conway is Microsoft's Vice President and General manager of Global Security, Risk and Compliance, overseeing the tech giant's cloud supply chain.

She previously served as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, creating strategies to deliver secure operating models for the digital economy. She has built organizations delivering cybersecurity, compliance, risk management, and sustainability as she drove a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem. Conway provides testimony and guidance (US Presidential Commissions, NATO) on critical security issues and serves on the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community and awards including RSA CSO of the Year, Fed 100 Award, Stevie “Maverick of the Year Award,” Connected World Magazine “Machine to Machine & IOT Trailblazer” Award, and the New Hampshire Tech Professional of 2018 Award. Conway also serves as an independent advisor on the executive advisory boards of many technology companies and organizations. Prior to Cisco, she was a partner in an international private legal practice and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. Additional publications, analyst reports, and case studies are referenced in her LinkedIn profile. Her discussions on key issues can be found on Conway’s Blog.