NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Kathleen Moriarty, Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance (MSISA) Advisory Board member within the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) at Norwich University, was selected from a field of 1,000 cybersecurity professionals to the prestigious “Women Know Cyber” book for educators and professionals, which is distributed to cybersecurity industries nationwide. 

“I am honored to be included among the impressive women named as the 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime,” Moriarty said. “The industry is at a pivotal point in terms of a shifting architecture and set of standards supporting information security to prevent cybercrime. Students emerging from programs such as Norwich University's MSISA have the opportunity to also impact a reduction in threats while also reducing the resource-intensive nature of managing security programs to improve the overall security posture.”

Moriarty, of Arlington, Massachusetts, is honored as one of the top 100 females taking up the battle against cybercrime in solving data manipulation, cybertheft, ransomware and other cyber problems threatened against American citizens. Her actions, and those of her female colleagues, are changing the way the United States addresses personal and national security.

“We are pleased about the selection of Kathleen Moriarty for this honor,” Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier, program director for both the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Science Information Security & Assurance programs, notes. “As women comprise about 20 percent of the workforce in the cybersecurity industry, a greater female presence is vital in this industry. Kathleen’s knowledge is making a difference in the world and continues to advance Norwich’s cyber programs.”

Cybersecurity is a top threat and vulnerability for the U.S. defense and business markets due to increasing and more aggressive hacks, identity thefts, malware data breaches and other damaging cyberincidents. 

Cybersecurity Ventures, which published this book, holds stringent requirements for the selection of its top tier women in cybersecurity. Managing Editor Di Freeze states: “These women represent the best ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers, innovators and cyber leaders fighting against cybercrime and creating a new era where woman can make a huge impact against this growing threat.”

About Kathleen Moriarty

Kathleen Moriarty is a global lead security architect with Dell EMC Office of the CTO, working on technology strategy and standards. During her tenure in the office of the CTO, Kathleen served as the IETF security area director from 2014-18. She is a curriculum advisor at Georgetown University for its SCS MPS Applied Intelligence Programs and chairs the Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS) workshops aimed at improving the overall security posture and tackling the information security professional deficit.

Before taking her role at Dell EMC, Moriarty achieved more than a decade of experience driving positive outcomes across technology leadership, project management, large teams, process improvements, internet technology strategy and vision, information security, and operations management in multiple roles with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, FactSet Research Systems and PSINet. She holds a Master of Science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Siena College.

Moriarty’s industry and field experience and expertise help to provide guidance as an advisory board member for the Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance program.

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