Carolyn Crandell

Chief Deception Officer
Attivo Networks

Carolyn 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 multi-billion-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 active 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, CISO forums, and industry events. She has been a guest on Fox News and recently presented at the CSO50 Conference, ISSA International, NH-ISAC, Santa Clara University, and has hosted multiple technology education webinars. In in 2018 Carolyn was inducted into the Hall of Femme by DMN, recognized as a Business Woman of the Year by CEO Today and as a Power 100 Woman of the Channel by CRN for the 7th year. Her thought leadership has been seen in articles by Forbes, Tech Target, Dark Reading, SC Magazine, The Hill, and more.