Laura Deaner

CISO, Northwestern Mutual

Laura Deaner is the new Chief Information Security Officer at Northwestern Mutual, where she will lead the Enterprise Information Risk and Cybersecurity team and be responsible for spearheading Northwestern Mutual’s Information Security strategy. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern Mutual, she was the first female CISO of S&P Global, responsible for establishing and driving the enterprise information security vision and program. She leverages her 21 years working in security for multinational Fortune 500 companies to build effective and robust information security programs by aligning deep technical expertise with executive business vision and support. She was previously the first named CISO at PRNewswire, where she built a comprehensive security practice from the ground up.