Cindy Donaldson has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors where she has supported organizations ranging from small businesses to Fortune 50 global companies.
Donaldson is the president of the Global Resilience Federation (GRF), a non-profit spin-off from the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). GRF provides support and technology to ISACs, ISAOs, and other communities around the world, with co-located analysts supporting individual communities and facilitating cross-sector sharing and collaboration based on information sharing protocols. Donaldson and her staff led the establishment of the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) and support operations for its member law firms. Donaldson and her staff also led the development of the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) and the Energy Analytic Security Exchange (EASE). Today, GRF’s member-driven capabilities support FS-ISAC, LS-ISAO, EASE, and the Oil and Natural Gas ISAC (ONG-ISAC). These four communities are represented on the GRF Board of Directors along with representatives from National Health ISAC, Multi-State ISAC, NRF’s Retail ISAO and R-CISC.
During her career, Donaldson has served as a chief security officer for a global $500M company with responsibility for both cybersecurity and physical security, and is also an experienced entrepreneur. During her time with a Fortune 50 payment brand, she was asked to serve as a representative on the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Technical Working Group where she co-authored the PCI Data Security Standard. Cindy was also the founder and inaugural president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona. She has a Bachelor’s in Management and Marketing and a Master’s of Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.