Dawn Cappelli, CISSP

Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Dawn Cappelli is now the Director of OT CERT at the industrial cybersecurity company Dragos, where she plays a critical part in building, supporting, and organizing a network of global public and private sector leaders and partners to enable and replicate best practices across industries and expand the Dragos commitment to help mitigate shared ICS OT challenges. Prior to working at Dragos, Dawn was CISO for Rockwell Automation from 2016-2022 after serving as Director, Insider Risk. Previously she was the Founder and Director of Carnegie Mellon’s CERT Insider Threat Center. She started her career as a software engineer programming nuclear power plants for Westinghouse. She co-authored The CERT Guide to Insider Threats: How to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Information Technology Crimes (Theft, Sabotage, Fraud), which was inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon – a list of must-read books for all cybersecurity practitioners. Dawn received her graduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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