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Lisa O'Connor

Managing Director – Accenture Security
Cyber Security Research and Development, Accenture Labs

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Lisa leads Global Security Research and Development at Accenture Labs. In this role, she curates and manages a portfolio of cyber research, including threat intelligence, advanced cyber hunting, orchestration for resilient cyber architectures, edge analytics, analytics and machine learning, active defense and security of the Industrial Internet of Things.

With more than 29 years of information security experience, and over 18 years of expertise in financial services, Lisa also has more than seven years’ experience as an active member of the Financial Services Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by ISC2 and an INFOSEC Analyst and a Cryptologic Engineer, recognized by the NSA.

Prior to this, Lisa was part of Accenture’s Consulting business for Financial Services in North America, where she led the organization’s security efforts in Banking and Payments. In her career, she has played several critical roles, including Fannie Mae as the lead of Information Security Governance, leading the national security consulting practices at Predictive Systems (INS), Guardent (Verisign), PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Security Agency. Her work at the National Security Agency included assignments to the White House Communications Agency and to the Surveys and Investigations Staff of the House Appropriations Committee.

She served for over six years as a Board member of a national ovarian cancer foundation focused on educating women about the often-misdiagnosed symptoms, empowering women to advocate for their health and fundraising to fund out-of-the-box scientific research to accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. A rock climbing enthusiast, Lisa is also part of the Access Fund Mid Atlantic Climbers, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving access to climbing areas in the Mid-Atlantic region. Her hobbies also include gardening and hugging trees. Her guiding thought is: “Trust your intuition, it's trying to tell you something.”

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