Chief Strategy and Trust Officer, Forcepoint
Corporate Director/Board Member, Venture Capital Investor/Advisor, Global CISO Emeritus
Myrna Soto is the Chief Strategy and Trust Officer for Forcepoint. Forcepoint is a global cybersecurity technology leader for user and data protection. Forcepoint’s behavior-based solutions adapt to risks in real-time and are delivered through a converged security platform that protects network users, cloud access, and prevents confidential data from leaving the corporate network, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for thousands of enterprise and government customers in more than 150 countries.
Myrna serves on the Boards of CMS Energy/Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS), Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE), and Popular Inc. which operates under the brand names of Banco Popular, and Popular Bank (NASDAQ: BPOP). She is recognized as a Governance and Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corp Directors.
Myrna Soto recently served as COO of Digital Hands LLC. Digital hands is an award-winning managed security service provider (MSSP) focused on providing world-class security operations to customers and partners. She was responsible for Security Operations, Service Delivery, Sales, Customer Success, Marketing and HR.
Myrna was also a Partner at ForgePoint Capital (Formerly known as Trident Capital Cybersecurity) and was a member of the ForgePoint Capital Investment Team. Myrna Remains a Venture Investor & Advisor for ForgePoint Capital. ForgePoint Capital is a venture capital fund focused exclusively on investing in Cybersecurity companies.
Prior to joining Digital Hands & ForgePoint Capital Myrna served as Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) for Comcast Corp. In her role, Myrna was responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. Her scope of responsibility included over 54 business lines within the Comcast Portfolio. Myrna Served in her Role as Corp SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer for 9 years.
Myrna has had over 28 years of focused Information Technology/Security experience and accolades within a variety of industries, including: financial services, hospitality, Insurance/Risk Management, and gaming/entertainment. Prior to joining Comcast, Myrna served as CISO & Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM MIRAGE). She previously held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Kemper Insurance.
Myrna holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Myrna also holds a Masters Certification in Program Management from George Washington University.
She is the recipient of the 2015 CSO Compass Award and was named Information Security Executive of the Year in 2013 by ISE. CNET also named her one of the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos in 2014. She was recognized by SC Magazine as the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security in, Top Women to Watch by Diversity Journal Magazine, named to the Top 100 CISOs list by Hottopics, and named to the Top 50 Women in Internet Security. She was recognized by Multi Channels News as a member of the 2017 “Wonder Woman” honoree class. In August of 2019, she was named to ALPFA’s List of 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for the third year in a row, ranked as #1 in 2019. She is a Maestros Awardee, Named to Women’s Inc Most Influential Corporate Directors, named by Bold Business as one of the Top 25 leaders in CyberSecurity and was named as one of the World’s Top IT Security Influencers by CISO Platform.