Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer – Citizens
Financial Group, Inc.
Ms. Ridgeway has extensive experience in providing visionary
leadership and innovation, while empowering the business strategy,
balancing risk, privacy and compliance. For the past 20 years, Ms.
Ridgeway has built enterprise security programs in both the commercial
sector and the Federal government. Currently Ms. Ridgeway is the EVP,
Chief Security Officer for Citizens Bank.
Ms. Ridgeway served as FireEye/Mandiant’s Director, Information
Security Programs, and led Global Government and the Innovation
Center. She spearheaded significant efforts to mature key services
like the Security Program Assessment, and developed new strategic
offerings and partnerships in areas such as M&A and Cyber
Insurance. Ms. Ridgeway either led, or was instrumental in many of the
largest and most strategically significant clients and engagements
around the world.
Ms. Ridgeway has served as the Chief Information Security Officer
for PNC Financial Services Group, and the Department of Justice. In
these roles, she led the organizations information security efforts
with responsibility for leading all cyber program activities,
including the creation of detection, monitoring, incident response,
reporting and security services of the 24x7 PNC Fusion Center, and
Department of Justice Security Operations Center. She is credited with
developing and implementing a highly successful real-time situational
awareness program and has successfully led many large incident
response efforts, including the Distributed Denial of Service attacks
against the financial sector that occurred in 2012-13.
In 2013, Ms. Ridgeway was recognized by her peers and honored with
Global CISO Top Ten Breakaway Thought Leader Award.
Ms. Ridgeway currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the
University Of Maryland, University College in the fields of
Cybersecurity, Information Systems Management and Information
Assurance. Ms. Ridgeway earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
Information Systems Management and a Master of Science in Computer
Systems Management with a specialty in Information Assurance. She
holds two certifications, Project Management Professional (PMP) and
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). In
addition, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the
National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA).
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