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Trust, Then Verify: An Actionable Guide to Keeping Yourself Safe Online

Dawn Charles, MongoDB's Business Support Specialist for the Global Security Department, Lena Smart, MongoDB’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

In this webinar, MongoDB's Lena Smart, CISO, and Dawn Charles, Cyber Security Business Support Specialist, will take you on an adventure, showing you how to keep yourself safe online. This session will be full of crucial learnings and actionable steps you can take to navigate the ever-changing methods used by hackers. Lena and Dawn will go beyond the advice to not click on a suspicious link and will share what to do after you suspect a breach, how to secure your social media presence, and other areas of increased vulnerability to look out for. You will leave this webinar with a checklist you can implement today to maintain your online safety.

Lena Smart is MongoDB's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). She oversees MongoDB's ongoing product security efforts, including setting industry-leading standards for products and services, and educational efforts around security best practices. She has grown MongoDB's global security team and evolved the company's security approach to match ever-changing threat vectors in both on premise and cloud database environments.

With 20+ years of cyber security leadership experience, Smart has a history of building out security teams for global enterprises and is a recognized security industry leader. Before joining MongoDB, she was the Global CISO for the international fintech company, Tradeweb, where she was responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity. Previously, Smart served as Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer for the New York Power Authority, the largest state power organization in the country, where she was responsible for physical and cyber security, overseeing a staff of more than 250.

Smart is an active member of the cyber security community. She is a founding partner of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS), which allows security leaders in academia and the private sector to collaborate on tackling the most challenging security issues. She has previously served as a Sector Chief with FBI InfraGard.

Dawn Charles is MongoDB's Business Support Specialist for the Global Security Department. She supports the CISO and her globally distributed team by assisting with special assignments, managing the security brand, and liaising with teams across MongoDB to ensure their personal security is aligned and secure. Dawn has been at MongoDB for five years, and has been a crucial part of the success of leaders and teams across the Developer Relations, Solution Architects, Sales, and Product Marketing functions.