Laura Taylor is Relevant Technologies' President and CEO. She is also
Director of Security C&A at COACT. Her research has been used by the FDIC,
the FBI, the IRS, various U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, U.S. Customs, the U.S.
Treasury, the White House, and many publicly held Fortune 500 companies. Ms.
Taylor specializes in security audits of financial institutions and has
provided information security consulting services to some of the largest
financial institutions in the world including the U.S. Internal Revenue
Service, the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Governmentwide Accounting System, and
National Westminster Bank - a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Formerly, Ms. Taylor was Director of Security Research at TEC. Ms. Taylor
also served as CIO of Schafer Corporation and Director of Information
Security at Navisite. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taylor held various
positions at Sun Microsystems where she was awarded several 'Outstanding
Performance' awards, and a CIS Security Award. Most recently Ms. Taylor
received an award from a division of the U.S. Financial Management Services
commissioner for her assistance with FISMA compliant Security Certification
& Accreditation of highly sensitive systems. Ms. Taylor is a Certified
Information Security Manager (CISM).
Ms. Taylor has been featured in many media forums including ABC-TV Business
Now, CNET Radio, Boston Business Journal, Computer World, and The Montreal
Gazette. Her research has been published on numerous web portals and
magazines including Business Security Advisor, Forbes, SecurityWatch,
eSecurityOnline, SecurityFocus, NetworkStorageForum, ZDNet, Datamation,
MidRangeComputing, and Securify. Ms. Taylor has authored over 500 research
articles and papers on information security topics and has contributed to
multiple books. A graduate of Skidmore College, Ms. Taylor is a member of
the Society of Professional Journalists, the IEEE Standards Association, and
the National Security Agency's IATFF Forum.