About the Speaker
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    Gina Yacone
    VP, ISSA Denver Chapter; Information Security Lead, Trace3 Mountain State Region

    Gina, based in Denver, severs as the information security lead for Trace3's mountain state region. Additionally, Gina offers valuable guidance to Trace3 clients on implementing innovative security solutions, enabling companies to safeguard their most valuable digital assets. Furthermore, she is an accomplished public speaker and a mentor in the field. Gina hold seven security certifications and has obtained her Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity from the School of Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

    In her previous role as a vCISO, Gina was entrusted with safeguarding numerous organizations. She oversaw the overall security strategy and operations, including the implementation and guidance of protective and detective controls, security operations, threat intelligence, incident response, governance, risk and compliance (GRC), risk assessments, audits, architecture and integration, as well as secure software development
    life cycle (SDLC). Her expertise spans across diverse industries, including healthcare, biotech, pharmaceuticals, hedge funds, alternative investments, insurance, education, manufacturing, technology, and local government.

    Additionally, Gina played a crucial role in a startup that established a Security Operations Center (SOC) specializing in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and threat intelligence services. Later on, these services were acquired by Sophos.

    Gina actively engages with the information security community and holds membership in several professional governing bodies, including ISSA, ISACA and WiCyS. She is frequently seen on conference stages, having delivered insightful presentations on information security at over 50 events.