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Laura Taylor

Specializes in: Technology, Cybercrime, Government Security, Information Security Industry Analyst Columns, Hacker Stories, Cyber Law Stories, Computer Security Product Reviews, Computer Security How Tos, Computer Security Product Reviews, Computer Security Breakins, Privacy Breaches, Cloud Computing

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7387 Kindler Road
Zip code: 21046
Columbia, MD  
Phone: 410-290-5919
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Work has previously appeared: Trade Magazine, Online Newsmagazine, Online Trade Magazine, Book Publishing

Laura Taylor is Relevant Technologies' President and CEO. Her research has been used by the FDIC, the FBI, the IRS, various U.S. Federal Reserve Banks, U.S. Customs, the U.S. Treasury, the White House, and many publicly held Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Taylor specializes in security audits of financial institutions and has provided information security consulting services to some of the largest financial institutions in the world including the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Governmentwide Accounting System, and National Westminster Bank - a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Before founding Relevant Technologies, Ms. Taylor was Director of Security Research at TEC. Ms. Taylor also served as CIO of Schafer Corporation and Director of Information Security at Navisite. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taylor held various positions at Sun Microsystems where she was awarded several 'Outstanding Performance' awards, and a CIS Security Award. Most recently Ms. Taylor received an award from a division of the U.S. Financial Management Services commissioner for her assistance with FISMA compliant Security Certification & Accreditation of highly sensitive systems. Ms. Taylor is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Ms. Taylor has been featured in many media forums including ABC-TV Business Now, CNET Radio, Boston Business Journal, Computer World, and The Montreal Gazette. Her research has been published on numerous web portals and magazines including Business Security Advisor, Forbes, SecurityWatch, eSecurityOnline, SecurityFocus, NetworkStorageForum, ZDNet, Datamation, MidRangeComputing, and Securify. Ms. Taylor has authored over 500 research articles and papers on information security topics and has contributed to multiple books. A graduate of Skidmore College, Ms. Taylor is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the IEEE Standards Association, and the National Security Agency’s IATFF Forum.

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