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Karen Worstell

Cybersecurity Strategist, VMware

Karen Worstell, Cybersecurity Strategist for VMware is well-known as a serial CISO for iconic companies across industry sectors and as a Silicon Valley technology leader. She served in research and consulting roles at Boeing Research and Technology, SRI International, and advisory roles at NIST, AIA, and US Department of Commerce CSSPAB. Ms. Worstell writes and speaks on the future of cybersecurity, CISO strategies for success, security innovation, and securing smart cities. Her passion projects include building resilient cybersecurity teams through burnout prevention and improving representation and equity for women in the Tech workforce. She holds BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology, an MS in Computer Science and MA in Jewish Studies. She tweets under @karenworstell.

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