Maryam Rahmani to Head GCA Partnership Efforts

The Global Cyber Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of Maryam Rahmani, CISSP, as its Global Partnership Officer. Maryam will leverage her 25 years of experience in technology sales, consulting and cybersecurity policy to provide value to GCA’s existing partner network and grow its partnership sphere across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“Adding someone with Maryam’s experience, skills, and ability is a major boost to our organization,” said Global Cyber Alliance President and CEO Philip Reitinger. “For more than two decades she has positioned technology solutions to address complex problems.  She has worked with private sector companies across sectors including communications, energy, and financial services. Her experience and her passion for cybersecurity, make her a perfect fit to help us fulfill our mission to eradicate systemic cyber risk.”

Rahmani reciprocated Reitinger’s enthusiasm saying, “Joining Global Cyber Alliance is a calling and a natural continuation of my commitment to cybersecurity, as I sincerely believe in GCA’s mission of doing something measurable to reduce cyber risk. I am thrilled to be part of an alliance made up of and supported by high caliber, well respected and experienced people, organizations, and companies dedicated to making the cyber domain safer and more secure for all. I look forward to helping GCA spread its mission globally by supporting existing partners and their stakeholders to deploy valuable best practices, participate in ongoing projects, as well as reaching out to other like-minded entities and inviting them to join this global alliance. By working together, we can make a difference and reduce cyber risk.”

Beyond her work with GCA, Maryam is deeply committed to outreach and awareness activities in support of encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math especially information security.  She currently serves as the Technical Co-Chair for the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Forum East. She is an active member of the ISSA Women in Security (WIS) Security Interest Group(SIG) and previously served as a board member of the Society of High Performance Computing Professionals (SHPCP). She holds a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity Policy from University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.