Insider Threat: Putting Theory Into PracticeRockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli Now Shifts Focus to External Threats
For years, Dawn Cappelli studied and wrote about the insider threat. Then she went to Rockwell Automation and built an insider program. She discusses the program's success and her expanded role as vice president and CISO.
In a video interview at RSA Conference 2018, Cappelli discusses:
- The insider threat program she built;
- Her transition from researcher to practitioner;
- Her new focus on external threats such as NotPetya.
Cappelli is Rockwell Automation's vice president of global security and CISO. She joined Rockwell in 2013 as insider risk director and became CISO in 2016. Previously she was founder and director of Carnegie Mellon's CERT Insider Threat Center. She is a leader in insider threat mitigation and has worked with government and industry leaders on national strategy issues. She has worked in cybersecurity since 2001, in partnership with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, other federal agencies, the intelligence community, private industry and academia. Previously, she developed software for nuclear power plants for Westinghouse.