Title: Chief Information Security Officer
Location: Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Kayla Williams, Chief Information Security Officer at Devo, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information technology and privacy.
Ms. Williams has found success with Devo, a cloud-native logging and security analytics company, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 2021. In 2022, she became the chief information security officer, after serving for more than half a year as an interim chief information security officer with the same company. Prior to her roles with Devo, Ms. Williams contributed her expertise as the director of governance, risk, and compliance with LogMeIn in Boston, Massachusetts, from 2018 to 2021, and as the senior risk manager with Computershare U.S. from 2016 to 2017.
From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Williams worked as the global program manager for the Computershare U.S. global information security and risk group, and from 2013 to 2014, she was an information security technical consultant with Computershare UK. She began her career as an internal auditor with the company in 2010 and later served as an information security technical adviser for the company in 2013. In her current post as the chief information security officer with Devo, Ms. Williams oversees the company’s internal information security and technical privacy programs and manages employees.
In preparation for her career pursuits, Ms. Williams attended Lasell University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 2008 and a Master of Science in Management in project management in 2009. She is a Certified Information Privacy Manager with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a credential she earned in 2020. Further, Ms. Williams holds credentials in Risk and Information Systems Control and GIAC Information Security Fundamentals.
Ms. Williams attributes her success to her assertiveness. She trusts herself and the team that works for her. Among her career accomplishments, she considers her most notable highlight to be presenting at a 2019 conference on identity and access management, which was her first time speaking in front of a crowd of that size. The experience helped Ms. Williams step out of her comfort zone. In the coming years, she aims to become the chief information security and risk officer for a publicly traded company.
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