Practice Lead, Security & Privacy
25 Years in IT
About Kate Wood
Kate Wood is a Practice Lead in Security & Privacy, with a primary focus is on helping clients align security activities to business objectives through strategic planning, risk management, compliance management, and policy development.
Kate has 25 years of experience in IT and information security, principally within the financial industry. Prior to joining Info-Tech Research Group, she spent six years managing the information security office for a global insurance and investments enterprise. In this role Kate led a team of analysts providing cybersecurity services across multiple companies and jurisdictions, and was responsible for information security governance, vulnerability and penetration testing, security awareness, risk assessments, and security assurance during mergers and acquisitions. Kate’s expertise encompasses all aspects of security risk management, including compliance, control framework design, vendor risk management, and threat modelling. In addition Kate has experience in security operations, security technologies, threat intelligence, and incident response.
Ms. Wood holds numerous security certifications including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Professional (CCITP). Kate has also earned a Professional Certificate in Management from Western University and is working on a Master’s degree in Cyber Security from the University of Essex.