Carolyn Crandall is a technology executive with over 25 years of experience in building emerging technology markets in security, networking and storage industries. She has a demonstrated track record of successfully taking companies from pre-IPO through to multibillion-dollar sales and has held leadership positions at Cisco, Juniper Networks, Nimble Storage, Riverbed and Seagate. Carolyn is recognized as a global thought leader on technology trends and for building strategies that connect technology with customers to solve difficult information technology challenges. Her current focus is on breach risk mitigation by teaching organizations how to shift from a prevention-based security infrastructure to one of an adaptive security defense based on the adoption of deception-based cyberwarfare.
As the chief deception officer at Attivo Networks, she is an active speaker on security innovation at CISO forums and industry events. She has been a guest on Fox News and recently presented at the CSO50 Conference, ISSA International, NH-ISAC and Santa Clara University, and has hosted multiple technology education webinars. She is also an active blogger and byline contributor.