Cindi Carter is a Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Office of the CISO at Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd, where she is part of a transformational leadership team of experienced security executives committed to helping Check Point’s customers achieve success within their respective organizations. She brings an individualized and tailored advisory approach with the capacity to influence and help security executives on both strategic and tactical initiatives.
A cybersecurity and information technology executive with global, multi-industry experience, Cindi recently served as CISO at IntSights Cyber Threat Intelligence, driving the company’s internal security initiatives, as well as serving as an external-facing advisor and subject matter expert in the areas of cybersecurity resilience and risk management. Cindi has built security practices in highly regulated industries, turning strategic goals into actionable outcomes, and influencing a “secure from the start” company culture. Prior to IntSights, Cindi held the role at MedeAnalytics as Vice President-Chief Security Officer, and prior to that was the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, where she also led vulnerability management, threat intelligence, and cyber defense.
Cindi is a proven security executive known for technology and change leadership with more than 15 years of experience leading large scale strategic initiatives. She has built and matured both cyber and physical security practices including security operations, application security, security strategy, security education and awareness, and ITIL Service Management at companies like The University of Michigan Health System and Cerner Corporation.
Cindi is the founding President of Women in Security – Kansas City. She was honored as part of SC Media magazine’s “Women to Watch in Cyber Security 2018” list, and was also featured in Cybersecurity Venture’s 2019 book, “Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.” She presents at nationwide conferences, local chapters, and webinars including SecureWorld, RSA Conference, HIMSS, Evanta CxO Summit, and B-Sides. Cindi holds several recognized IT, security, and project management certifications and has a Master of Science degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, both from Central Michigan University.