2010 Women of Influence award winners named
Each year, the Women of Influence awards are presented to accomplished female professionals in information security, risk management and privacy.
By Joan Goodchild , Senior Editor
November 09, 2010 — CSO —
The 2010 Executive Women's Forum "Women of Influence" Awards were celebrated earlier this month at the event in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The awards were co-presented by Alta Associates and CSO Magazine, recognizing women in four categories: one winner from the public sector, a winner from academia, a private solutions provider from the security industry, a corporate practitioner from the private sector, and finally, "One to Watch," a future leader in the security field. The winners were nominated by peers in the security community.
This year, the public sector winner is Dr. Kathleen L. Kiernan. Dr. Kiernan is a 29-year veteran of Federal law enforcement and previously served as the assistant director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) where she was responsible for the design and implementation of an intelligence-led organizational strategy to mine and disseminate data related to explosives, firearms and illegal tobacco diversion, the traditional and non-traditional tools of terrorism. She has been involved with the intelligence community for over a decade, and served as the ATF representative to the Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1993-1995. She is a Council Vice President for ASIS International with oversight of the Critical Infrastructure Working Group (CIWG); she chairs the Domestic Intelligence Council (DCI) for Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and she is the former Chair of the DCI's Law Enforcement Working Group (LEWG), an initiative designed to bridge the communities of intelligence and law enforcement.
The 2010 winner in academia is Dr. Carrie Gates. Dr. Gates is a vice president and director of research with CA Labs, the research arm within CA Technologies. She is responsible for performing research that has the potential to impact the strategic direction of CA Technologies products and services.
Dr. Gates has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the computer and network security field. Her current research interests include applying visualization techniques to detecting security events given highly aggregated network traffic information, a project that has been funded by the Department of Homeland Security. She is also actively pursuing research in the areas of insider threat detection and usable security. In addition to her security research, Dr. Gates is involved in research in sense-making and network traffic analysis, and has recently done work on security architectures and cloud computing. She has given several invited talks, served on both Masters and PhD thesis committees, and is on several organizing and program committees for academic conferences in the areas of governance, forensics, insider threat, and general security.