Chief Information Security Officer
Laura Deaner is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Northwestern Mutual, a Financial Services company. She leads the Cybersecurity and Risk Management team while spearheading the Information Security strategy. Laura has more than 21 years of experience working in cybersecurity for multi-national Fortune 500 companies to build effective and robust information security programs by aligning deep technical expertise with executive business vision and support. Her expertise includes risk management, data security, regulatory compliance, incident response, data integrity, and information security in multiple industries, including financial services and media. Laura served as the CISO at S&P Global. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership roles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and serves as a Board member for the FS-ISAC. She previously served at the World Economic Forum.