Kate Wakefield is a cybersecurity and risk management professional with 19 years of experience implementing systems and processes to protect confidential information. Most recently Kate established the information security program at Landmark Health, developing it from startup to enterprise, while achieving HiTrust certification in 18 months. She has worked in security and compliance positions at Seattle-area healthcare, telecommunications, and retail firms. Specific areas of expertise include risk assessment, regulatory compliance, third party vendor management, incident response, and security awareness.
Kate is passionate about privacy and information security, particularly the responsibility of companies to protect personally identifiable data while still using data to advance corporate goals. She holds an MPA, MLS, CISSP and CIPT certifications. Kate is active in the Seattle InfoSec community previously leading CISSP study groups, serving on the board of ISSA Puget Sound Chapter, and most recently co-chairing the Women in Information Security Puget Sound mentoring group.