Senior cybersecurity and privacy expert, Anna Sherony, serves as Partner with Fortium Partners and as Senior Advisor to M&A Partners. She has more than 16 years of C-level experience as a security and privacy consultant, strategist and systems implementer for large institutions in the financial services, insurance, health care and pharmaceuticals sectors.
As CSO/CPO for the $48B Sammons Financial Group, she was responsible for the company’s information security, as well as privacy assurance strategy, architecture and global oversight; including mainframe, distributed and infrastructure-based systems.
Anna routinely consults with CEOs, CFOs, and Board Directors / Audit Committees on cybersecurity issues and strategies. Her consulting practice includes a diverse range of M&A and cybersecurity initiatives including due diligence / risk mitigation; establishing comprehensive security and privacy programs for data loss prevention; GDPR Compliance; NIST Cybersecurity Frameworks with CIS Critical Security Controls; SOC II Type II attestation audits for Customer Engagement Assurance; secure coding practices for developers; establishing key information technology processes; plus, vendor security due diligence, web security, identity access and access management, security controls, privacy education and threat awareness, among other elements.