Principal Cybersecurity Advisor
26 Years in IT
About Sandy Silk
Sandy comes to Info-Tech as a Principal Cybersecurity Advisor after 25 years of experience in information security, primarily in financial services and higher education. She specializes in aligning information security programs to business strategy and outcomes, risk tolerance levels, culture, and positive customer experience.
Prior to joining Info-Tech, Sandy was Director of IT Security Education & Consulting at Harvard University for six years, where she led a team of specialists that advised leaders across the college, professional schools, and institutes on security risk decisions to support strategic teaching, learning, and research activities. This broad portfolio of work included annual security assessments, research data security reviews, vendor security reviews, awareness campaign creation and delivery, policy governance, and training. For Harvard’s internal IT Academy, Sandy developed and led the “Information Security Foundations” course required for all IT employees there. Her experience from earlier career roles with Fidelity Investments, Bose Corporation, and Wellington Management further includes global security awareness and training programs, business continuity management, disaster recovery planning and testing, incident response, privacy and security policy development, and secure application development programs.
Sandy holds a bachelor’s from Brandeis University and a master’s from Harvard University in Germanic Languages and Literatures, as well as graduate certificates in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University and Leadership Decision Making from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She achieved her CISSP in 2002.
251 - 1000 Employees
Awards & Certifications
March 1, 2002 – Present