Women in CybersecurityPROFILE - JENNIFER LEGGIO
Claroty – Chief Marketing Officer
What do you do at Claroty?
Lead a diverse and incredibly talented team of marketers who are dedicated to educating the world about industrial cybersecurity.
How long have you worked there?
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Working with my team. That’s always my answer, no matter where I work. Marketing is fun and challenging, but the best reward of being a CMO is building, mentoring, managing, and supporting a team that I know will grow to do amazing things long after they work for me.
What do you enjoy most about the company?
Our mission of protecting the world’s industrial environments and how the whole company is aligned behind it, works hard to drive it, and takes care of each other in the process.
How did you get into cybersecurity?
A mentor gave me my first public relations job back in 2000 and I handled a handful of cybersecurity clients. I am grateful he took a chance on me; I had zero experience but a strong dedication to learning and growing and I hustled. I’ve loved it ever since.
What are your hopes for women in cybersecurity in the future?
I hope that the women in cybersecurity now will influence the change that needs to happen for more inclusivity and diversity, so that more women want to work in this field in the future, have equal opportunity to engage, have their voices heard, and never hit a glass ceiling again.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. How will you help forge a gender-equal world?
I will continue to challenge and be loud about both conscious and unconscious bias whenever and wherever I see it, no matter how hard the conversation may be. We cannot change anything if we do not speak up.