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Susan Peediyakkal

NASA Ames Research Center
Infosec Operations Manager
Washington, DC
With over 17 years of IT and cybersecurity experience, focused primarily on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), Panelist 2 draws on her significant knowledge from working with various intelligence operations in the federal government and international commercial domains. Her career began in the US Air Force where she has served 20 years, both active and reserve.

In her civilian life, she is an Infosec Operations Manager. She is also the founder and director of an information security conference in Northern California. She serves on the board for Mental Health Hackers, is an ambassador for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu, and is on the SANS Purple Team Summit committee. In 2020, she completed her CISO certification at Carnegie Mellon University and was named a 2020 technologist fellow for the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University.