SC Congress - 21 February 2019

Maria Vello

Cyber Defence Alliance

CEO

Maria Vello

Cyber Defence Alliance

CEO

Profile

Ms. Maria Vello, joined the Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA) in April 2016. Prior to this she was the CEO and President of the NCFTA (National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance) for three years. During Maria’s three-year leadership role, the non-profit weathered several significant cyber storms, playing an instrumental role in major and newsworthy shared successes across industry and law enforcement, like GameOverZeus and Darkode. During her leadership, the NCFTA was named in President Obama’s Executive Order in October of 2014. Maria has also been honoured by the FBI Executive team within the FBI Cyber Unit, Department of Justice and FBI Cyber Initiative Resource and Fusion Unit (CIRFU) for her exemplary service, partnership and contributions to the Cyber Division and by the NCFTA for her exemplary leadership, dedication and unparalleled passion for the NCFTA mission.

Maria brings a wealth of experience in trust-based collaboration, information sharing across industry, law enforcement, government and academia to proactively detect, protect, deter, dismantle and stop cybercrime/threats. She has effectively led teams to leverage cross-sector resources and threat intelligence to more effectively analyse, correlate and attribute critical real-time intelligence against emerging cyber threats and deliver actionable intelligence to both industry and law enforcement.

All sessions by Maria Vello