About the Speaker
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    Michelle Garcia
    Director, Information Security & Compliance, Carnival Cruise Line

    Michelle is recognized as a leader in the fields of IT and OT Cyber Security with an extensive foundation of knowledge in ecommerce, security operations, technology globalization and pioneering where cybersecurity and vessel safety converge. In Michelle’s 30-year career, she has extensive experience leading diverse teams across multiple technologies and platforms.

    Michelle has deep knowledge in the areas of SOX and PCI-DSS compliance as well as international regulations specific to IMO and SOLAS. Her security expertise includes security management, attack surface management, application security, incident response, vulnerability management, and project management. She is a master at building and leading high-performance teams.

    Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a master’s degree in Cyber Security Management and Policy as well as professional certifications from the Project Management Institute and SANS Institute.

    She is currently a director at Carnival Cruise Line where she is the head of IT Security and Compliance.