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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)Chief Security Strategist
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)Cobalt
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Headquarters RegionNorth America

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- Caroline has a wealth of cybersecurity knowledge that spans over 15 years. She has a proven background in communications, cybersecurity, and experience delivering global programs. Caroline’s close and practical information of security knowledge stems from her broad experience as a Cigital consultant, a Symantec product manager, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga.

- Caroline is an author and podcast host. Caroline authored the popular cybersecurity textbook "Security Metrics, A Beginner's Guide,” and is the host of “Humans of InfoSec,” a podcast that interviews infosec experts and explores the human side of cybersecurity.

- Caroline is well-known and respected in the information security community, having received numerous accolades and recognitions including: “Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year -- Gold Winner” (Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2021), “Security Expert of the Year” (Cyber Defense Global InfoSec Awards 2021), and more.

Brief Overview

Caroline Wong is, by all accounts, a trailblazer in the cybersecurity industry. Caroline holds deep-rooted expertise in information security, beginning her security career 15+ years ago and leading security teams at eBay and Zynga. Since then, she has run a global product management team at Symantec, and has been a management consultant at an application security company called Cigital, which was later acquired by Synopsys. Currently as the Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt, the pentesting-as-a-service company, Caroline is on the forefront of innovation every day.

Caroline is the author of a popular cybersecurity textbook (“Security Metrics, A Beginner’s Guide”), as well as “The PtaaS Book”, a regular speaker at prominent cybersecurity events like RSA Conference and Developer Week, and a frequent contributor to the Forbes Tech Council. And her contributions to the information security community don’t stop there: Caroline hosts her own podcast, “Humans of InfoSec” and has been an active LinkedIn Learning instructor since 2018. Caroline is well-known and respected in the information security community, having received numerous accolades and recognitions.