Susan Peediyakkal 

Luta Security
Director, Luta Security

Area of Expertise
The Evolution of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Basics, Cybersecurity Regulations, Incident Response, Cyber ​Risk Management, Cybersecurity Strategy

With over 16 years of IT and cybersecurity experience, focused primarily on Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), V. Susan Peediyakkal draws on her significant knowledge from working with various intelligence operations in the federal government and international commercial domains.

Susan’s career began in the US Air Force where she has served 19 years, both active and reserve. In March 2018, she was named one of “10 Women in Security You May Not Know But Should” by one of the most widely-read cyber security news sites on the Web, Dark Reading.

She is the founder and director of BSides Sacramento. She serves on the board for Mental Health Hackers as the Chief Wellness Officer, an ambassador for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, sits on EC-Council’s Global Advisory Board for CTI Analysts, and is part of the SANS Summit steering committee. She recently completed the CISO certification program at Carnegie Mellon University and was named a 2020 technologist fellow for the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University. Susan is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) based in Yoga Therapy and is certified in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). She enjoys traveling, movies, and teaching yoga in her free time. Find her on twitter: @v33na.


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