Kiersten Todt stands as a paragon in the world of cybersecurity and risk management. As the CEO and Managing Partner of Liberty Ventures Group, she crafts advanced risk and crisis management solutions for a diverse set of clients, ranging from cybersecurity and infrastructure to homeland security, emergency management, and higher education sectors. Her experience extends to both the public and private domains, as well as non-profit organisations. Given her vast expertise, Kiersten is an ideal keynote speaker for events focusing on these critical fields.
Kiersten’s academic accomplishments alone are impressive. She holds a degree in Public Policy from Princeton University’s esteemed School of Public and International Affairs and continued her education with a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. Her academic credentials are a testament to her dedication and deep understanding of policy-making and its implications on national security and risk management.
Her roles in the White House, both as a Senior Analyst at the Domestic Policy Office and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Office of Drug Control Policy, give weight to her intricate understanding of domestic concerns and their impact on national safety. However, it’s her tenure as the Chief of Staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that stands out prominently. Overseeing a budget of $3 billion and managing more than 3,000 employees and contractors, Kiersten played a crucial role in fortifying the nation’s cyber and infrastructural defences. Kiersten’s influence in the cybersecurity domain doesn’t end there. In 2017, she co-founded the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI), uniting with business moguls from Mastercard, Microsoft, PSP Partners, and even the retired CEO of IBM. As the institute’s Managing Director, she focused on preparing businesses for cyber threats. Moreover, her service as an Executive Director for President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, along with her time at the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, further amplifies her proficiency in cyber risk management.
Given her stellar reputation, it’s no wonder that major media outlets, from NBC and CNN to renowned publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, frequently seek her insights on pressing cybersecurity and homeland security topics. For event organisers, having Kiersten Todt as a keynote speaker is an opportunity to tap into a reservoir of knowledge, experience, and strategic insight that few can match. With a career punctuated by significant roles, critical decisions, and pioneering initiatives, she’s not just an expert; she’s a trailblazer in cybersecurity and risk management. Secure her for your next event and empower your audience with a perspective they won’t soon forget.