Deborah Snyder is a cyber strategist/industry thought-leader and Adjunct Professor in the Information Technology Management Department (School of Business) at the University at Albany, SUNY. She formerly served as New York State’s Chief Information Security Officer, where she directed the State’s Chief Information Security Office and comprehensive governance, risk management and compliance program, and provided strategic leadership and vision, assuring business-aligned, risk-based investments that maximized business opportunity and minimized cyber security risk. Ms. Snyder received her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University at Albany, SUNY.
Ms. Snyder has extensive experience in government administration, information technology and cyber security. Her current research is focused on national and local cyber security policy; legal and societal trends in security and privacy; and predictive, risk-based security threat modeling and incident response practices – specifically leveraging the potential of process automation and artificial intelligence. She is an acknowledged industry thought-leader, and has been widely recognized for excellence and outstanding contributions in public programs and the field of cyber security. She teaches graduate-level courses, has published numerous articles, and co-authored “SECURE – Insights From The People Who Keep Information Safe,” which offers valuable industry leadership insights and perspective. She is a highly regarded expert speaker on topics critical to executive-level business and IT professionals.