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Janet Lawless keynote speaker

Janet Lawless

    • Founder and CEO of the Center for Threat Intelligence
    • Global Leadership Roles at Microsoft and Cisco
    • Thought Leader in Threat Intelligence and Insider Threat
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$15,000 - $20,000

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$7,500 - $10,000

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Janet Lawless Speaker Biography

Janet Lawless is CEO and Founder of Center for Threat Intelligence. Janet established a team of intelligence experts to build a cutting-edge threat intelligence practice.

Janet Lawless delivers engaging presentations that include real-life stories that inspire, educate and often surprise the audience. Janet brings enthusiasm, quick wit and fun to her presentation using unexpected examples to hold the audience’s attention and keep them thinking when they leave.

In former global leadership roles at Microsoft and Cisco, she created and managed global programs focused on risk management, compliance and security. In addition, she was the VP of Sales at a cybersecurity start-up and brings a wealth of knowledge in cybersecurity.

She is a member of InfraGard (a partnership between the FBI and the private sector), the United States Secret Service Cyber Fraud Task Force and the Washington State Fusion Center. She is a keynote speaker and speaks at many conferences and customer events such as U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), ASIS International Global Security Exchange (GSX), InfraGard Keynote speaker and Secure World Conferences.

Janet is the current Chair for ASIS International Puget Sound Chapter and has served on a number of board positions including Committee Chair for Women in Security ASIS International Puget Sound, the Emeritus Board Chair for the Pacific Coast Analyst Roundtable, Emeritus Board Member for the American Red Cross and Big Brother/Big Sister organizations.

She currently volunteers for the American Red Cross and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Janet also founded “PCs 2 Vets” and has provided over 1,000 laptops to veterans.

Threat Intelligence
Most organizations understand their strengths, weaknesses, critical assets, and gaps in their defenses. The problem is, so do their adversaries.

Adversaries use sophisticated intelligence strategies to attack large and small organizations including insiders, cyber-attacks, physical breaches, and social engineering tactics.

In this engaging presentation, Janet uses real-life examples of adversarial plots that both entertain and surprise the audience. This presentation is thought-provoking and will leave the audience both moved and inspired. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

Insider Threat
A storm is gaining strength, you don't know when it will hit, but you know it will. Your adversaries have been planning, studying, and waiting. They seek out their best targets to persuade, bribe, extort, or send in one of their own. As we all know, insiders aren’t always your adversaries, they can be loyal employees that are just careless, or disgruntled employees doing malicious acts. No matter what type of insider threat you are addressing, it is time to change the game with a proactive, holistic, positive approach.

In this presentation, Janet provides critical knowledge to understand and identify adversarial tradecraft used to create insiders. Janet will discuss how to identify signs and motivations that may convert loyal employees to dangerous insiders. There is hope. While you can't convince people not to be insider threats, you can inspire your people to be loyal. Learn how!

Women in Technology and Security

In this fun and motivating presentation, Janet presents the challenges and successes of being a woman in business in the technology and security industries. After years of working in industries that are predominately men, Janet shares stories that are entertaining, inspiring, and surprising that will leave the audience laughing, thinking, and moved.

The presentation is for all audiences. Expect to have fun!

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” JFK
Understanding what motivates YOU is critical to everyone’s success in business, school, and life.

Janet’s positive attitude and mission to assist others drive this energetic, fun, and uplifting discussion. Janet started her career as a Learning Handicap Teacher in San Diego, CA, today she is the CEO and Founder of Center for Threat intelligence. She discusses this unlikely journey, tips for achieving goals, and a mission to assist and have a positive attitude. As a volunteer for the Red Cross, she has seen disasters destroy material possessions, and shares moving stories of positive outcomes.

Executive Speaker
Janet Lawless delivers engaging events from board rooms to classrooms. Her career from a grade-school teacher to leading global teams to Founder and CEO of a threat intelligence company gives leaders insight, motivation, and laughs. This presentation is customizable to the needs of the audience.


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