EVP, Chief Security Officer
Holly Ridgeway has extensive experience in providing visionary leadership and innovation while empowering the business strategy, balancing risk, privacy and compliance. For the past 20 years, Ridgeway has built enterprise security programs in both the commercial sector and the federal government.
Ridgeway served as FireEye/Mandiant’s Director, Information Security Programs, and led the Global Government and the Innovation Center. She spearheaded significant efforts to mature key services like the Security Program Assessment and developed new strategic offerings and partnerships in areas such as M&A and cyber insurance. Ridgeway either led or was instrumental in many of the largest and most strategically significant clients and engagements around the world.
Ridgeway has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for PNC Financial Services Group, and the Department of Justice. In these roles, she led the organization’s information security efforts with responsibility for leading all cyber program activities, including the creation of detection, monitoring, incident response, reporting and security services of the 24×7 PNC Fusion Center, and Department of Justice Security Operations Center. She is credited with developing and implementing a highly successful real-time situational awareness program and has successfully led many large incident response efforts, including Distributed Denial of Service attacks against the financial sector that occurred in 2012-13.
In 2013, Ridgeway was recognized by her peers and honored with the Global CISO Top Ten Breakaway Thought Leader Award.
Ridgeway serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, University College in the fields of Cybersecurity, Information Systems Management and Information Assurance. Ridgeway earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management and a Master of Science in Computer Systems Management with a specialty in Information Assurance.