Michelle Valdez (Scauzillo)

Northern Trust Corporation

Chief Information Security Officer
Northern Trust Corporation

Michelle Valdez is the Chief Information Security and Risk Officer at Northern Trust Corporation. Michelle previously served OneMain as Chief Information Security Officer, with over two decades years of cybersecurity and risk management experience in the US Air Force, US Government, and industry. Prior to OneMain, she was a Senior Director at Capital One for five years where she built the Cyber Resilience capabilities and lead the development of many enterprise-wide technology and security programs. She was also the technology risk leader for several of the post-breach remediation workstreams. Prior to Capital One, she held several positions supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and C-suite leaders across the critical infrastructure sectors. She developed national public and private sector cybersecurity policy and cyber resilience programs. She began her career as an officer and Special Agent in the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, a master’s in justice and public safety from Auburn University at Montgomery, and a master’s in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University School of Business.

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