Veda W.


A cybersecurity executive, with other 23 years in the public and private sector combined (6 years of which having served as a Chief Information Security Officer for the Obama Administration, Veda Woods' strategic leadership focuses on cyber policies and decision-making processes that protect and respect human rights by design. She strives to employ systematic and holistic information assurance strategies in cybersecurity, data governance, privacy and risk management; focused on securing critical infrastructures, to include, but not limited to those sectors that support healthcare, financial, law enforcement, defense and intelligence information.

Driving strategic partnerships in support of providing preventative resources and tools is a focus, however, establishing a global platform for youth to have a voice is her passion. This passion has driven Ms. Woods in 2008 to establish the nonprofit, Protect Us Kids Foundation - serving as a cybersecurity advisor and social activist against commercial sex trafficking of youth on the Internet.


Executive Director, Cyber, Technology and Information Security (CTIS) Risk Oversight/ Threat and Vulnerability Management Oversight
Morgan Stanley
United States
October-2017 - Present
Director, Cybersecurity Strategy and Resilience
Capital One
United States
August-2015 - September-2017
Chief Information Security Officer/ Deputy CIO
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, Executive Office of the President
United States
December-2009 - August-2015
Deputy Program Security Officer/ Information Assurance Senior Manager
Northrop Grumman
United States
July-2008 - December-2009
Information Assurance Manager
Bearingpoint, Inc.
United States
November-2006 - July-2008
Designated Accrediting Authority (DAA) Representative/ Information Security Manager
Computer Sciences Corporation
United States
November-2003 - November-2006
Senior Network Forensic Security Systems Engineer
AT&T Government Solutions
United States
November-2001 - November-2003
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Systems Engineer
Titan Systems Validity Corporation
United States
May-2001 - November-2001
Systems Security Engineer
SRA International Corporation
United States
August-2000 - May-2001
Systems Analyst
ACS Defense
United States
April-1999 - May-2000


Public Health Informatics
University of Maryland University College Park
United States
September-2008 - June-2010
Master of Science, Information Assurance
Norwich University
United States
September-2002 - June-2004
Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Management
University of Maryland University College
United States
September-1998 - June-2002