Heather Engel is Chief Strategy Officer at Sera-Brynn, a globally ranked cyber risk management firm headquartered in Suffolk, Virginia. She has over 17 years of experience in risk management, business continuity planning, and security program development; and in 2017 oversaw Sera-Brynn's designation as a FedRAMP 3PAO. Prior to Sera-Brynn, Ms. Engel assisted government agencies and the Department of Defense in securing advanced information systems and coordinating cyber warfare exercises.
Ms. Engel holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State Universit, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, a CISSP, and a PCI-QSA. She is a 2015 Inside Business Women in Business Honoree and sits on the board of Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
In the past year, she has been a featured or keynote speaker at numerous conferences across the country, served on cybersecurity panels with former VP Joe Biden and former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, authored several journal articles, and frequently appears in the media providing commentary on cyber security.
Keywords: risk, risk management, DFARS, NIST, FedRAMP, 3PAO, cloud computing, security, privacy, GDPR, business continuity, strategy cyber, cybersecurity