F5 Networks has announced the appointment of Mary Gardner as its new CISO.
Gardner joins F5 Networks from Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she also held the role of CISO. Other previous positions include information security and compliance leadership roles at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Port of Seattle, JP Morgan Chase, and Washington Mutual.
Security is top of mind for any organisation, and having a sharp, adaptable leader in place is essential.
– Tony Bozzuti, CIO and SVP of IT, F5 Networks
“Security is top of mind for any organisation, and having a sharp, adaptable leader in place is essential,” said Tony Bozzuti, CIO and SVP of IT at F5 Networks. “Mary’s impressive career to date and knowledge of application security are a testament to the skills, aptitude, and authority she brings to the table. Her perspective will be a valuable asset as F5 expands its security and technology efforts to better support today’s multi-cloud environments and modern enterprises’ digital transformation efforts.”
As VP and CISO, Gardner will be responsible for F5 Networks’ company-wide information security management initiatives, in addition to strategic planning, governance, and controls.
Her duties will also include identifying, evaluating, and reporting on the company’s overall security performance and posture, in alignment with regulatory requirements and evolving best practices.