Mary Morshed

Mary Morshed

Company: Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Title: CISO

Mary Morshed currently is the Director of IT Security (CISO) for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which is the nation�۪s sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider and the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources. Ms. Morshed is responsible for cyber security-related critical infrastructure protection (CIP), cyber security and privacy policy and security operations. She also serves as a sub-committee chair member for the Large Public Power Council (LPPC) Cyber Security Task Force and sits on the Certification Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Prior to that, Ms. Morshed was appointed as the Statewide Risk Management and Privacy Program Manager for the State of California�۪s Office of Information Security and oversaw information security risk and privacy program compliance for approximately 152 California state organizations. Ms. Morshed�۪s career includes over 28 years of public-sector technology experience, including having served in dual positions as chief information security officer and privacy official for two state agencies, and as the IT Security Engineering Manager for the California Public Retirement System (CalPERS.)

Ms. Morshed earned a Master of Information Management and Systems Degree (MIMS) from the UC Berkeley School of Information and holds several industry standard information security and privacy certifications.





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