The term “veteran” applies to Booz Allen’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Amanda Cody in many ways.
She’s a veteran in the very real sense, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. She’s also a cyber veteran, having directed information security efforts at other large organizations, such as the American Red Cross and National Geographic. She knows how to help complex, critical industries navigate evolving threats, having most recently served as CISO for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). And as a returning employee, she’s also a Booz Allen veteran who embraces our mission and values, having supported our defense and intelligence clients from 2009 to 2015.
“Booz Allen has a great brand and an awesome mission, and the work we do is so important,” she explains. There’s also a personal element to her decision. “I’m a former Marine and my son recently earned the title of Marine. So, supporting the government, and the nation’s defense sector in particular, is something I’m very passionate about.”
Here, Amanda talks about what she plans to focus on in her new role, Booz Allen’s “Client Zero” approach to IT innovation, and the evolving role of the CISO.