Server Room to War Room: Enterprise Incident Response – Dawn-Marie Hutchinson – CSP #50

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In many organizations, the CISO will be looked at as the leading expert in incident response, but often has little involvement in the selection, planning, and training for the Enterprise Incident Management Program. Listen to Dawn-Marie, who has navigated organizations as a CISO during crisis and consultant to “play like you practice.”

To view the article from the CISO COMPASS Book that sparked this interview, please visit:

Hutchinson, D. 2019. Server Room to War Room…Enterprise Incident Response. In CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers, 1st Ed, pg 214-5. Fitzgerald, T. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

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Server Room to War Room: Enterprise Incident Response


Dawn-Marie Hutchinson

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson – CISO at


Dawn-Marie Hutchinson brings 18 years of enterprise information technology experience to her role as executive director in the Office of the CISO at Optiv. A well-known thought leader, author and highly sought-after speaker as an expert on crisis management, incident response, data privacy and information governance, cyber security strategy and leadership.
She is the author of “Conversational Geek talks GDPR”- a handbook for technical professionals in navigating the General Data Protection Regulation, a guest contributor in “CISO Compass.” In addition to being recognized by CSO Magazine as one of twelve most influential women in cyber security she was also honored as SC Magazine’s “8 Women to Watch,” and on the CRN Women’s Power 50 list honoring outstanding female executives prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry. Her contributions to the industry include presentations or keynotes at more than 40 conferences worldwide, including RSA, Gartner Security Summit, Net Diligence, Black Hat, IAPP, Evanta CIO and CISO Summits, NACD and ISSA events.


Todd Fitzgerald

Todd Fitzgerald – Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative


Todd Fitzgerald has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years. Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.