Forcepoint today announced Myrna Soto has joined the company as Forcepoint’s inaugural Chief Strategy and Trust Officer. In this newly-created role, Soto will serve as a strategic business and technology driver of the company’s enterprise vision, strategy and programs to protect people, critical data and IP both within the company and for thousands of Forcepoint customers around the globe. As Chief Strategy and Trust Officer, Soto will also serve as a global leader and champion for both the development and execution of strategic initiatives that continue to propel Forcepoint forward as the industry leader for the user and data protection worldwide and global enterprises’ trusted cybersecurity partner of choice. And, will function as a member of Forcepoint’s Security Council.
Soto brings more than 25 years’ experience to Forcepoint. Utilizing her experience as a transformational security and business leader at Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Comcast and MGM Resorts.
Soto will serve as a trusted security and technology innovation partner to customers as they re-assess their security posture in today’s new business reality reliant on cloud-driven security solutions to protect the work-from-everywhere workforce. She will also partner cross-functionally with the company’s IT and engineering teams to act as a pathfinder and modern problem-solver for the organization. In this capacity, she will help teams envision, strategize and execute programs that accelerate customers’ digital transformations with modern security architectures that optimize security as a business enabler.
“There has never been more of a driving impetus for enterprises to get cybersecurity right than this moment in time. The legacy approach to security building walls and moats isn’t an option. And current global events have businesses racing to secure today’s people perimeter where the line between home and work no longer exists,” said Soto. “A successful modern security approach requires businesses today to think about what data they own and how the compromise of that data could represent a material threat to their customers and to their business. It is extremely critical for organizations to have a formative plan in place to address the risks associated with a compromise. Forcepoint offers enterprises and government agencies a modern cybersecurity path forward that understands the constants in every security equation – people interacting with data. I look forward to helping drive forward the company’s cloud-first security vision and innovating new programs and services – such as Forcepoint Advantage that changes the game for security licensing models – that will revolutionize what cybersecurity will look like in the next five years.”