Cath Goulding

Cath Goulding, CISSP, is Chief Information Security Officer at Nominet, which manages a critical component of all digital infrastructure operations in the country, enabling the DNS and associated cybersecurity services. With more than two decades of industry experience in both the private and public sectors, she began her career with the government in 1997 and for over 15 years held senior positions in a variety of functions spanning research, intelligence operations and information security. Among other departments, she spent time at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the critical intelligence and security organization responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the U.K. government and armed forces.

At Nominet, Cath is responsible for implementation and maintenance of ISO27001 certification. Throughout her career, she has emphasized education and collaboration. She has long championed awareness as the first and best line of defense, and her staff training program at Nominet, focused on addressing areas such as social engineering, phishing and related security issues, has been cited as the model for other enterprises. She frequently speaks at IT security conferences and has been formally recognized as Security Champion of the Year in the U.K. She has a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Human Computer Interaction.

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