Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, has over 20 years of progressive experience within the fields of Law, Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with her B.S.B.A in Information Systems and received her J.D. degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Ms. Chaney spent several years practicing law in Washington, DC focusing primarily on anti-trust and intellectual property rights infringement cases. She then transitioned to serve her country by becoming a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where she investigated cybercrime and served as their Information Systems Security Officer.
Ms. Chaney obtained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2008. In her corporate career, she has held senior level information security roles with Comcast, Johnson & Johnson and GE Capital.
Voluntarily, Ms. Chaney is the Chairman and CEO of Minorities in Cybersecurity, Inc. which focuses on leadership and career development for minorities and women. Ms. Chaney also holds several advisory board roles, she serves as a member of the CompTIA© Cybersecurity Advisory Board (CCAB), Post University and ChickTECH. In each of her volunteer endeavors Ms. Chaney strives to improve the cyber security community by ensuring both students and professionals have the resources they need to excel in their careers.
Academically, Ms. Chaney is an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati where she teaches courses to assist with the development of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Professionally, Ms. Chaney owns her own cyber security law practice, The Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C., The Cyber Security Law Firm of Texas, where she specializes in helping, the Board of Directors, CIO, CISO and General Counsel of any company, understand each other and to legally protect the enterprise from cyber security risk.