Laura DeanerNorthwestern Mutual
Chief Information Security Officer
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Laura Deaner is accountable for establishing and steering Northwestern Mutual’s enterprise-wide information risk management and security strategy. Prior to coming to Northwestern Mutual early in 2021, Laura was the Chief Information Security Officer at S&P Global, responsible for establishing and driving the enterprise information security vision and program. She leverages her twenty-one 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. Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in the state of Virginia in the United States. She is a member of several information security and technology societies including OWASP, WiCyS, ISC2, and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She’s featured in Women Know Cyber – 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.