CLIFTON PARK, NY
Deb leverages her extensive experience and knowledge as a Cybersecurity Strategist and vCISO to assist DG clients in a variety of engagements. With over two decades of executive leadership experience spanning government, policy, cybersecurity, privacy, and information technology, Deborah Snyder stands as an accomplished C-level influencer.
Her extensive expertise and strategic vision have played pivotal roles in driving transformative change across diverse sectors. As a highly-respected thought leader, Deb's insights and innovative approaches have shaped industry best practices, making her a sought-after speaker and influencer.
Deb was instrumental in redesigning New York State's data protection strategy as part of a comprehensive information technology transformation initiative. As the New York State CISO, she directed the development and implementation of a robust cyber security governance, risk management, and compliance program, aligning strategic objectives with business needs. Deb also led the NYS Cyber Command Center, overseeing critical operations including incident response, threat reporting procedures, and digital forensics.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
SANS Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)
Global Information Assurance Certification
Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
Renowned as a nationally-recognized expert, Deborah has delivered keynote addresses at numerous industry conferences, offering forward-thinking perspectives on leadership, organizational change, and cybersecurity.
Honored with prestigious awards including the 2019 StateScoop State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year Award and the 2018 SANS National Cybersecurity Innovation Awards - Difference Maker Award.
Co-chaired significant initiatives such as the National Campaign for Cyber Hygiene and contributed to key cybersecurity advisory councils and working groups.
AUTHORSHIP & ADVISORY ROLES
Co-authored "SECURE – Insights From The People Who Keep Information Safe," providing invaluable perspectives on executive-level cybersecurity concerns.
Actively serves on multiple governing and advisory boards, mentoring programs, and initiatives aimed at advancing cybersecurity awareness and best practices.