Chrisan Herrod accepted her position with the SEC in August 2003. She is responsible for implementing the SEC’s information security and IT business continuity programs and for the operational security of the SEC’s critical infrastructure.
Prior to her appointment at the SEC, she was with the National Defense University, Information Resource Management College, where she served as both Department Chair of the Information Operations and Assurance Department and as a Professor of Information Security.
Her previous information security experience includes Director of Global IT Security at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and Director of Information Security at Fannie Mae, a leading real estate, financial institution. While at Fannie Mae she became involved in the White House sponsored, Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security as the Information Sharing and Analysis Working Group Chair.
From 1993 to 1998 she was a senior civilian with the Department of Defense’s Information Security Program Office serving as Director of Plans, Policy and Resource Management and Director of IA Education, Training and Awareness. From 1988 to 1992, she was assigned to the White House Military Office, Office of Emergency Operations at the Defense Information Systems Agency. Ms. Herrod served as an active duty military intelligence officer in the US Army and retired as a Major, USAF Reserve.
She is an adjunct professor teaching information security and leadership courses with both the University of Fairfax and Syracuse University. She is pursuing her PhD in Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University.