Pam is a CISO Advisor in Cisco’s Security Organization.
She is an Information Security executive leader with over 25 years of experience within the IT industry. Pam joined Cisco from Anthem, Inc. where she held the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer role. While at Anthem, she was considered a bold and strategic thinker who envisioned and delivered a world-class Enterprise Information Security strategy, including the Steering Committee with cross-functional business and technology membership. Pam was also a key advisor to the litigation process and full program development during and after an unprecedented cyber-attack. The foundation for her success was built upon her innate ability to foster business partnerships and support all stakeholder needs.
Prior to Anthem, Pam had significant success leading business development, software development, IT operations, program improvements and direct sales. In her executive leadership positions, she has played pivotal roles in the development of innovative products and services for key accounts and developed IT solution strategies that led to multibillion dollar contracts with global vendors and customers.
Not allowing her intrinsic drive and commitment to stop with success in running business, Pam is dedicated to the encouragement of women in business and IT. Pam serves on the board of Tampa Bay Tech and was recently appointed as a Senior Fellow for Cyber Florida: The Florida Center for Cybersecurity.
Get to know Pam Lindemoen
What does it mean to you to be a part of the NCA Board of Directors?
It is an honor to serve on the board for the National Cybersecurity Alliance. The mission “to create a more secure, interconnected world” aligns with my own personal and professional goals. I’ve had a long-standing career in the technology field across various verticals, and I’ve seen firsthand how important security – now more than ever – applies to everything as we connect and automate through technology.
On a personal note, broadening the reach of messaging the importance of being safe in a digital world with the NCA Board is a catalyst to broadcast learnings on all things technology and cybersecurity.
How do CISCO’s cybersecurity interests align with the National Cybersecurity Alliance mission to educate and empower our global digital society?
Cisco designs, builds, operates, and acts with security, data protection and privacy at our foundation. It is what drew me to the organization a little over a year ago. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 10.9 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship.
Recently, Cisco announced a new goal: to offer digital skills training to 25 million learners over the next 10 years. I’m proud to be a part of an organization that offers free education for all, including courses in the cybersecurity field. I hope to become another spark between these organizations with aligned interests of education to drive the empowerment of people who may have never known or understood how to protect themselves in the digital world.
What do you like most about being a part of the cybersecurity community?
It took me quite some time to find the role I have today. I was looking for a place where I could take my experiences and share strategies beyond one organization. I believe at Cisco I can do something where I can truly make a difference in an industry that is much bigger than all of us. I can make a difference beyond our cybersecurity community, because security is everyone’s responsibility and if that is not educated, it can become problematic.
We must remind ourselves that cybersecurity also applies to children, adults, and our elders. The implementation or lack thereof security solutions can be the reason a business succeeds, or in more cases than not, fails. It is relevant across the globe and misunderstood by most. My current position affords me the ability to learn the challenges that arise within such an advanced and persistent topic. I take pride in guiding and empowering others on best practices, this is my purpose.