Maria C. Horton
CEO, EmeSec Incorporated
Maria C. Horton, CISSP, ISSMP, IAM, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EmeSec Incorporated. EmeSec is a leading provider of cloud security and engineering services and solutions, delivering advocacy and proactive cyber assessments, protections and business enablement services for federal and commercial organizations.
Ms. Horton is a regular presenter and contributor to conferences, radio programs and publications including the Huffington Post and USA Today. Her expertise is derived from her leadership in implementing information assurance and cybersecurity programs dating back to her role as the CIO for National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Ms. Horton believes in ISO-driven practices; her company currently holds four ISO certifications and is one of 42 companies designated as a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for FedRAMP.