About the Speaker
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    Robyn Ready
    CISO, Ascena Retail

    With over 17 years’ experience in the cybersecurity field, Robyn has led five organizations in their transformation from no security program or a minimal security program to a mature security organization. Starting with an organization that needed to achieve NIST compliance to survive, moving to a large financial firm, and then into the retail industry Robyn has been instrumental in achieving continuous risk reduction for all these organizations. These risk reductions allowed her to move to her next challenge while leaving a team that was set up to succeed and continue their maturity journey. This includes not only cybersecurity but also the IT risk, IT compliance, and when it came, privacy disciplines. Currently responsible for security, IT risk, IT compliance, and privacy at the Knitwell Group, Robyn has been asked to lead the IT Operations team, as well. This adds the Service Desk, Identity and Access, Major Incident Response, Production Control, and Operations to her responsibilities, which is a little bit of back to the future for her, as she started her journey on the Help Desk and in Professional Services, prior to making the move into the security field.