Monica Verma (aka MonicaTalksCyber) is a committed and passionate technology and security leader, a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and an engaging keynote speaker with 15+ years of industry experience in the tech and cybersecurity industry. She is a renowned keynote speaker and a storyteller, as well as is a board Certified Qualified Technology Expert (QTE), board member of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Norway, and a multiple award winner: 2019 Best Security Advisor, 2022 Top 50 Women in Tech.
In addition to her CISO role, due to her strong passion for the industry, the people and the businesses, she is also a founder and CEO of Cyber Foyer and MonicaTalksCyber, and has been providing valuable information to the audience and the community worldwide, in an easily digestible and engaging format without jargons.
She has built a huge cyber following and community from 500 to 14000+ within just 1.5 years, and growing. We Talk Cyber (her podcast show) has now already been downloaded more than 6000 times only after 2 seasons.
“I met Monica at the Nordic IT Security conference in Stockholm. Her talk was so well received she was asked to do it twice! The subject was adaptive security. She is very passionate has a great speaking style and her content is well thought out and unique. After the conference we debated the merits of adaptive security and how the model can be utilized in several areas. I look forward to working with her more in the future."
Timothy Brown, CISO, SolarWinds
"It's always great to hear presentations from female leaders in the field of information security. Monica provided valuable insights into work of information security professionals and the challenges that they are faced with in their daily work.”
International Conference By Information Security Forum
“I've been in InfoSec for well over 20 years, and had the opportunity to meet and work with thousands of highly skilled people in the industry. Monica is unique amongst them all. She's experienced, thoughtful, articulate and more importantly -- Monica is genuinely passionate InfoSec. For her, InfoSec is not just a career choice, but a personal calling. Her enthusiasm comes through in absolutely everything she does from her day-to-day work, her writing, and public appearances. She's always eager to help when asked and incredibly determined to make a real difference. And when she has new ideas to share, I listen."
Jeremiah Grossman, CEO, BitDiscovery
"Monica really knows her stuff, focusing not on just the technical perspective of security but the human also, which is key.”
Lance Spitzer, Director SANS Institute
“Monica is an inspiring and engaging speaker and conversation partner with a very good professional depth and breadth into cybersecurity. She has a strong commitment to the importance of technology and competence development needed to manage security risk. This I believe is a cornerstone of her leadership.”
Hanne Tangen Nilsen, CSO, Telenor
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