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Celebrating Women Leaders in Security: Linda Zecher, CEO of IronNet

On International Women’s Day, we recognise the incredible contributions of women who are shaping the future of national security. This year, we shine a spotlight on Linda Zecher, the CEO of IronNet, a leader who is revolutionising the fight against cyber threats.

As CEO of IronNet, Linda spearheads a groundbreaking collective defence platform. This innovative approach unites governments and businesses, fostering collaboration to identify and neutralise cyberattacks. Under her leadership, IronNet empowers a global community to combat cyber threats effectively.

Linda’s influence extends far beyond IronNet, with her career path a testament to her versatility and expertise.  She currently serves as Chairman of C5 Capital, Director of the Board of Hasbro, a global entertainment and toy company, and as a Board Member of Tenable, a leading cloud-based cybersecurity platform. Linda formerly served as President, CEO and Director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global education and learning company. Her experience spans industries, but her commitment to security remains constant.

We recently had the privilege of interviewing Linda in an article titled “Collective Defence is the Best Protection Against Cyber Attacks,” where she delved into the power of collaboration in safeguarding our digital world. Her insights are a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the future of cybersecurity.

Linda Zecher is an inspiration to aspiring women in cybersecurity and national security. Her vision, strategic thinking, and commitment to collaboration are paving the way for a safer digital landscape.

Val Dockrell is a London-based Senior Investigator and Open Source Intelligence (“OSINT”) specialist who has led in-depth investigations in multiple jurisdictions around the world. She also speaks several languages and is a member of the Fraud Women’s Network. Her X (formerly Twitter) handle is @ValDockrell.