Dara Gibson

Dara Gibson

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Senior Manager, Cyber Insurability Services – Optiv

Dara Gibson is the Senior Manager for Cyber Insurability Services at Optiv, the cyber advisory and solutions leader. Optiv manages cyber risk so you can secure your full potential. Mrs. Gibson has developed and managed cybersecurity services for 5 years. By blending innovative technologies, unique skill sets, and proven cyber strategies, she has created lasting partnerships with clients to protect shareholder value and corporate reputations. As a nationally recognized information security leader, she is responsible for designing cybersecurity awareness programs to foster expertise in relationship management with industry leading cyber insurance and legal providers for proactive and reactive cybersecurity capabilities.  In her role as President of WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) Phoenix, Arizona, she empowers other people to enter the cybersecurity workforce and mentors women how to advance their careers. This is a passion of hers to ensure other people have resources, guidance, and support to thrive in cybersecurity, to make a difference in the community. Prior to joining Optiv, Dara was an Alliance Manager having expertise in business development and marketing operations for cyber law firms and cyber insurance companies with specific attention to MSSP Services, Pre-Breach Consultation Services, Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Services, and Post-Breach Consultation Services. Dara earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University.
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