Deanna Boyden

Director, Community & Mentor Programs, SANS Institute
352 - CyberSecurity: Women on the Frontlines of the Battle against Cybercrime

Deanna Boyden is the Director of Community SANS and Mentor programs with the SANS Institute. SANS is the most trusted source for information security training in the world; Ms. Boyden oversees the Instructor Development program ensuring that SANS content is delivered at the highest quality levels. Ms. Boyden also heads up SANS' Associations Relations (COINS) program and is passionate in her work to support all associations within the information security community, as well as supporting the growth of the instructors and speakers she helps to develop each day. She is a strong supporter of attracting and retaining female talent into the industry, and building partnerships with various groups to help connect dots, create awareness, and meet her goal of increasing the number of young women who enter this growing area.

Prior to joining SANS, Ms. Boyden's unique business experience combined Marketing, Operations, and Human Resources, having worked within the mortgage industry with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and previously working with Canadian Regional Airlines/Air Canada Jazz. In her spare time, Ms. Boyden enjoys taking time to travel and real estate investing.