Tyler Cohen Wood is a internationally recognized cybersecurity authority with over 20 years of highly technical experience, including 13 of which were spent working for the Department of Defense (DoD). She is also the Founder and CEO of MyConnectedHealth Inc., a global health care platform that connects the best of technology (AI, ML), healthcare, and secure patient crowd data to strategically diagnose and treat disease.
As a national security expert, keynote speaker, patient advocate, author, blogger, and overall cyber guru, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk, national security, and ensuring industries have the tools they need to defend themselves in the digital world. Tyler sits on several cyber advisory boards and was also listed by Cybercrime magazine as one of the 'Top 30 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow In 2021'.
Before becoming a private consultant, Tyler worked in the private sector as an Executive Director for CyberVista and as a Director of the Cyber Risk Management group at AT&T, using thought leadership and her cybersecurity expertise to develop new and inventive solutions to protect customers from hackers and the ever-increasing cyber threat landscape.
Prior to that, Tyler worked at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) under the DoD, serving as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Deputy Cyber Division Chief of the Special Communications Division and the DIA Science and Technologies Directorate-selected Cyber Subject Matter Expert (SME). While at DIA, she developed highly technical cyber solutions and made recommendations and decisions significantly interpreting, developing and changing critical cyber policies and directives affecting current and future DoD and intelligence community programs. She has helped the White House, DoD, federal law enforcement, and the intelligence community thwart many threats to United States security.
Tyler was also responsible for developing and leading many interagency working groups and task forces to develop, assess and deconflict advanced technical capabilities and techniques currently being used by U.S. Special Forces and the intelligence community to conduct special operations and missions.
With a passion for helping the average person understand the dangers and pitfalls of living in a digital world, Tyler is also called upon by organizations around to the globe to educate audiences of all demographics on the ever-growing and ever-changing digital landscape.
She has given many empowering keynotes and presentations for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100s, and has been the headline speaker at many of today's top conferences such as RSA, Defcon/Blackhat, HTCIA, Bloomberg, DoD Cybercrime Conference, ISSA, ISACA, Ernst and Young Global and Mobility Talent Conference Berlin, A Gateway to Cybersecurity, Annual Corporate Fleet Conference (AFLA 2018), EC Council, Hacker Halted, FedEx Cyber Security Conference and many more.
Tyler is the author of Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life (2014, The Career Press), which teaches people how to safely and successfully navigate the online world, by protecting yourself, your children, your business, and your privacy.
Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest and writer for both national and local television, radio, print and online media. She has been featured on Good Morning America, FOX and Friends, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN, among others, and in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Huffington Post.