Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, has over 20 years of progressive experience within the fields of Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio with her B.S.B.A in Information Systems. She received her J.D. degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas.
Ms. Chaney spent several years practicing law in Washington, DC focusing primarily on anti-trust and intellectual property rights infringement cases. She then transitioned to serve her country by becoming a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
While with the FBI in Los Angeles she investigated all types of cyber related criminal activities, including denial of service attacks, computer intrusions, internet piracy, intellectual property theft, and copyright infringement. Ms. Chaney also served as the Information Systems Security Officer for the FBI in Los Angeles.
Ms. Chaney obtained her Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2008. In her corporate career, she has held senior level information security roles with Comcast, Johnson & Johnson and GE Capital. Ms. Chaney also held a post as an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati where she assisted with the establishment of their Cybersecurity Certificate program.
Currently, Ms. Chaney is the CEO of MBS Information Security Consulting, LLC (MBS) where she specializes in assisting companies with developing holistic and business specific information security management programs. Ms. Chaney also serves as the Vice President for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) where she works to help ICMCP achieve their mission of building a pipeline of diverse cybersecurity talent by focusing on developing, attracting, and retaining minority and women talent in the field.