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|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)||Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer|
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)||Relativity|
|Company size (employees)||1,000 to 4,999|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
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• She’s dedicated to improving the security space as a, CSO, CIO, professor and podcaster. When Amanda's not directing Relativity's tech and security strategy, she still dedicates her time and lends her knowledge to the security space. She's an IT professor at Tulane, security podcaster and thought leader serving as an expert commentator for industry events and authoring articles for respected trade publications.
Amanda Fennell is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at global legal and compliance technology company, Relativity. Amanda joined the Relativity team in 2018 as CSO and her responsibilities expanded to include the role of CIO in 2021. In her role, Amanda is responsible for championing and directing security strategy in risk management and compliance practices as well as building and supporting Relativity’s information technology. Amanda also serves as executive sponsor of Relativity’s ESG initiative and oversees the program as a whole. Additionally, she hosts Relativity’s Security Sandbox podcast, which looks to explore and explain the unique links between non-security topics and the security realm. Relativity is passionate about its culture of security to ensure its data (and its customers’ and partners’ data) is secure.
She and her team were recognized as 2021 CSO50 award winners and received a 2021 Cybersecurity Breakthrough innovation award. Amanda was named a 2021 CISO of the Year finalist by Women in Governance, Risk and Compliance, one of the Top 20 Female Cloud Leaders in 2021 by The Sociable and one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS by The Software Report. She regularly speaks on cybersecurity topics and is an adjunct professor at Tulane University.
Prior to joining Relativity, Amanda served as the global head of cyber response and digital forensics at Zurich Insurance Company. She also held several management and consulting positions at Symantec, Dell SecureWorks, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Guidance Software. Amanda received her Master’s in Forensic Science in the field of Digital Forensics: High-Technology Crime Investigation at the George Washington University.