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Member Spotlight: Laura Louthan, Cybersecurity - What does it mean and why should I care?

Laura Louthan

In this special Member Spotlight, cybersecurity expert Laura Louthan will share an overview on why data protection should be important to everyone, to ensure their personal lives and businesses are secure.  

Gear up for Cybersecurity Month with this information packed session! With Laura’s guidance, learn tips and tricks to make your lives easier and more secure and gain deeper understanding of a variety of risks and how to put basic controls in place to mitigate them. 

Walk away with the confidence to identify your "crown jewels" and protect them appropriately and actionable steps to review your data environment, whether personal or business. This spotlight will offer tips for avoiding fraud and malware and best practices for asking the right questions when it comes to sharing data. Learn more about Laura in this recent interview

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

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The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!


Laura is a cybersecurity and information technology professional with extensive experience in global security operations. With a breadth of technical and leadership skills, Laura’s background includes diverse responsibility for establishing and directing security and compliance programs, overseeing risk management, and advancing technology architecture in retail and financial industry sectors. She has recently started her own consulting company, Angel Cybersecurity, which provides cybersecurity risk management, implementation and strategic support as well as compliance help for the smaller business.

Laura’s prior roles include serving as Head of Information Security for a large retailer, with more than 400 stores and a very large ecommerce site, Laura was responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs across the United States, Canada and Brazil. Prior to that she was Senior Director, Global Security Compliance for Equifax and prior to that she spent 15 years in IT as a hands-on professional. Recognized as a solution-oriented leader, Laura embraces a collaborative management approach to work across platforms to deliver IT security and compliance solutions that ensure the protection of information assets and technologies. Laura’s functional expertise extends to governance, security risk assessment and operational execution, security awareness programs, and enterprise policy and standards development.

Laura is a graduate of Oxford University in England where she earned a degree in Biochemistry, and her security certifications include CISSP, CISM and CCSP. Laura splits time between Sausalito and North Tahoe where she enjoys community events and outdoor activities, including hiking, snow sports and horseback riding. She is also volunteering with the Stride Center in Oakland, helping to empower and educate future information security professionals.


Cyber Security
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