Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, CIPP/US has over 25 years of progressive experience within the fields of Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with a B.S.B.A with a STEM related focus on Information Systems and became a licensed attorney in the State of Texas in 1999.
Ms. Chaney began her career journey by serving as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles. While with the FBI she investigated all types of cyber related criminal activities, including denial of service attacks, computer intrusions, internet piracy, intellectual property theft, and copyright infringement. As a collateral duty she also served as the Associate Chief Information Security Officer and Information Systems Security Officer, where she was responsible for physical, building, information systems, and personnel security.
Mary’s global experience includes executive level information security roles with GE Capital (NYSE: GE), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Comcast Corporation (NYSE: CMCSA). At GE Capital, she was the Director of Incident Response where she led a team responsible for supporting over 14,000 GE Capital Americas end-users. Those responsibilities included creating, drafting and publishing IT security policies, standards and procedures to support the overall mission of the organization. At Johnson & Johnson, she was the Director of the Security Operations Center, where she led the 24x7 Global Security Operations Center that monitored over 130,000 employees across 250 businesses. Mary was responsible for developing the overall strategic direction for security operations, in addition to staffing and developing training curriculum for her team to maintain constant knowledge of the changing cybersecurity threat landscape. At Comcast Corporation, Mary was a Senior Director of Information Security, in the Global CISO’s office, which has oversight responsibilities for both Comcast Cable and NBC Universal for cyber risk management. Her responsibilities included reviewing, assessing, and developing strategy to ensure information securities policies, procedures, and standards were applied effectively and consistently across the corporation. As well as proving the health and effectiveness of the global information security program by developing a cyber risk metrics dashboard that measured Comcast’s cyber risk posture across a multitude of areas.
Mary opened the Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C, The Cyber Security Law Firm Of Texas, in 2018 with the specific mission of helping translate and advise, Boards of Directors, CIO's, CISO's and General Counsel's on how to legally protect their company from cyber and privacy related risk.
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