Wendy Nather is Research Director, Security, within The 451 Group’s Enterprise Security Program, providing analysis on the current state of security from the perspective of a veteran CISO. Wendy’s areas of coverage are on application security and security services.
Wendy joined The 451 Group after five years building and managing all aspects of the IT security program at the Texas Education Agency, which serves 4.6 million Texas students. In that position, she directed multimillion-dollar initiatives for a statewide external user base of over 50,000. She also provided security guidance for the datacenter consolidation of 27 Texas state agencies.
Wendy previously worked in various roles in the investment banking division of Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS), including helping to build Europe’s then-largest private trading floor. Based in Chicago, Zurich and London, she also served as the first IT Security Director for the EMEA region, managing the security aspects of various mergers, IT operations outsourcing and the division’s first Internet presence. Wendy is coauthor of the book The Cloud Security Rules.
Wendy is based in Austin, Texas. You can follow her on Twitter at @451Wendy.