Deborah Wheeler

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Delta Airlines

Deborah is a passionate Information Technology Executive whose career focus has been on the protection and privacy of information and information assets, as well as on technology innovation, education and awareness. As the current Global Chief Information Security Officer for Delta Air Lines, Deborah  brings more than 25 years of cyber security expertise, information technology risk management and data privacy experiences to the aviation sector.  Deborah is a Board Director for the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center and sits on A4A’s Cyber Security Council.

Deborah has applied her experience and skills in information technology risk management and cybersecurity in building security programs for PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan-Chase, Ally Financial, and Freddie Mac in addition to her work at Delta.

Deborah also serves as an independent Board Member for SERC Reliability Corporation;  as a Board Trustee for Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, and sits on the Customer Advisory Boards for Proofpoint, AWS,  Crowdstrike, and ForcePoint Software companies.  Deborah was recognized on the 2021 and 2022 Top 100 CISOs list by CISOs Connect, the 2020 Cyber Defense CISO 100 list, and was also recognized as the 2007 ISE CISO People’s Choice Award winner for CISO of the year.

Deborah holds a CISSP certification and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management.

Deborah resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two of her four children. She enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid gardener and quilter in her spare time.