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Cybersecurity Symposium


Marisa S. Viveros
Vice President, Cyber Security Innovation

Marisa Viveros is a Vice President at IBM Corporation, leading the Cyber Security Innovation initiative, globally. She is responsible for creating education and research programs that foster stronger collaborations among academic institutions, government organizations and IBM toward building Cyber and Information Security knowledge and talent to address the skills shortage.

Ms. Viveros began her career at IBM as a member of the Thomas J Watson Research Center. While at IBM Research, she held different technical and management positions in the areas of pervasive computing, data management and data mining. After 11 years, she transferred to IBM Global Services to lead strategy and innovation for the Wireless Emerging Business Opportunity group, and later the creation of Unified Communications and Collaboration Service business unit.

Most recently, Ms. Viveros led IBM Security Services, an organization responsible for creating and delivering IT and physical security services for business and government organizations, who are in need of IT Risk Management and Compliance. Among her responsibilities, she led the Security Operations Centers which manage critical IT infrastructure for thousand of customers around the globe.

Marisa received an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award for her pioneer work in mobile commerce, and an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for her work in parallel systems. She has coauthored papers and patents, and has participated in conferences as a program committee member, keynote speaker, session chairman, and panelist. Ms. Viveros holds a MS degree in Computer Science from California State University and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Concepción, Chile. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM SIGSAC and leads various programs for the advancement of women in technology.

Cybersecurity Symposium 2013

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr. Lisa DiPippo
Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701