Issue 2 2022

Issue 2 2022 21 Dec21056 Thriving on Outsmarting Hackers Since 1998, IOActive has been helping to secure the digital world, with uncompromising integrity, fierce passion, and relentless creativity. The global leader in research-fuelled cybersecurity services, it uniquely approaches security challenges from the attacker’s mindset. In light of IOActive’s CEO, Jennifer Steffens being recognised as Most Outstanding IT & Cybersecurity Executive 2022 – USA in this issue of Corporate Vision magazine, we take a look at her career and learn more about the company. For over 20 years, IOActive has been pushing the boundaries with its industry-defining research, bringing awareness to other companies of embracing innovation securely. It prides itself on researching every layer of the full technology stack – from physical to organisations and everything in between. With embedded device and silicon hacking labs in Seattle and Madrid, IOActive’s research has been on the cutting edge of automotive, medical devices, aviation, satellite communications, and more. Whether infiltrating software, hardware, networks or human resources, IOActive’s consultants uncover the weaknesses in the client’s operations. They combine the latest security research with time-tested techniques to provide critical security services, as penetration testing and red team services for the full stack, to meet the client’s business goals and strengthen their security. Recognised as one of the top leaders in information security, Jennifer Steffens is IOActive’s CEO, responsible for all the company’s global business and strategic vision. Steffens brings a wealth of industry and business experience to IOActive, having been an early member of several successful start-ups. She is a graduate of Mary Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with her specialties lying in strategic business and new market development, information security, marketing, and early stage funding. Earlier in her career, Steffens was a director at Sourcefire, where she helped build and grow the business from $250k to an over $35m run rate in just four years. Working closely with the CTO, Steffens helped commercialise the open source Snort technology and build several service offerings around the research initiatives. Prior to joining IOActive, Jennifer went to Seattle to help the struggling start-up GraniteEdge reinvent itself. She spearheaded initiatives to restructure the company, and developed a product strategy to drive early market penetration that ultimately secured two additional rounds of funding. With over 15 years of industry experience, Steffens has also held senior management positions at Ubizen, NFR Security, and StillSecure. Jennifer is an active member of the Executive Women’s Forum, the Information Security Systems Association and the Open Web Application Security Project. Lauded by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Information Security Magazine, and many more, she received SC Magazine’s Reboot Leadership Award for Top Management in 2017 and CV Magazine’s IT Security CEO of the Year 2018. She serves as a judge for the TechTrailblazers and DUO Women in Security Awards and is a frequent speaker at events around the world. Indeed, it’s easy to see how Jennifer Steffens has achieved such success within the 2022 Corporate Excellence Awards with all the experience, expertise and recognition she has. She is an outstanding leader who inspires and engages her team while engendering deep loyalty. She expects the best from her team while always being reasonable, and it is clear that she cares very much about them, respecting them as individuals who all bring something unique to the table. Ultimately, her leadership and vision as CEO contribute greatly to IOActive being viewed as the gold standard for IT security consulting services. Company: IOActive Inc. Contact: Jennifer Steffens Email: [email protected] Website: