Director, Strategic Advisor | Cofense
Tonia Dudley joined Cofense in 2018 as Director, Security Solution Advisor. In this role, she focuses on phishing defense advocacy while demonstrating how Cofense solutions help organizations across the globe minimize the impact of attacks while reducing the cost of operations. Tonia evangelizes Cofense’s approach to phishing defense and incident response to new and existing customers, prospects, and the information technology market through speaking engagements, publishing platforms and media opportunities. Tonia also advises Cofense product teams on specific customer and market-driven needs to help streamline product roadmaps and create Cofense’s inaugural international customer advisory board.
With more than a decade of cybersecurity experience, Tonia has managed programs in cybersecurity incident response, security awareness and IT compliance for large global organizations. Her diverse career includes 14 years in finance roles at a national automotive retail chain, transitioning into IT roles over the next 12 years for a global manufacturing enterprise where she developed an interest in Cybersecurity. In 2011, she began building a robust security awareness program to focus on behavior instead of compliance. She then moved into the Financial Services industry for 3 ½ years to build a security awareness program. While working in the financial services industry, she participated in a working group to assist small firms with implementing a cybersecurity program to protect them. She has spoken at several cybersecurity and industry conferences on building successful security awareness and phishing programs. Her anti-phishing training programs have received three awards.
Tonia maintains certifications for Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager and Certified Information Systems Auditor. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently serves on the board of the National Cybersecurity Society, helping small businesses understand the growing need for cybersecurity.