Karen Worstell is the CEO of W Risk Group and founder of MOJO Maker for Women in Tech. Ms. Worstell has over 30 years of information security experience including tenure as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Microsoft Corporation, AT&T Wireless and Russell Investments. As leader of the W Risk Group Ms. Worstell provides customized guidance to help companies develop their information security programs demonstrate due diligence to a defensible standard of care (D4SC) and via the MOJO Maker program Ms. Worstell helps women improve the skills needed to succeed in the tech industry today. She is the author of “Governance and Internal Controls for Cutting Edge IT” published by ITG Publishing, contributing author to the 6th Edition of the Information Security Handbook by Wiley on “The Role of the CISO” and co-author of “Evaluating the Electronic Discovery Capabilities of Outside Law Firms” by Pike and Fisher. Her newest publication is “Your Amazing Itty Bitty® Personal Data Protection Book: 15 Keys to Minimize Your Exposure to Cybercrime Using These Essential Steps”. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University.

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