Corporate SVP and Global CIO, Comcast
Myrna Soto is Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) at Comcast. In her role, Myrna is responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. She is responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected across the entire corporation. She works closely with the all the technology and security teams across the organization, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, Comcast Spectacor, Comcast Platform Services, etc. in order to develop Cyber Security, network/infrastructure security, data security strategies, operational efficacy of security programs, policies, and technology risk management that protect the interests of Comcast’s customers, employees, critical technology assets, company brands and other critical stakeholders. Myrna is also the Executive Champion for the Hispanic affinity group at Comcast, “Unidos”.
Myrna joined Comcast in September of 2009 after earning more than 20 years of focused Information Technology /Security experience and accolades within a variety of industries, including: financial services, hospitality, Insurance/Risk Management and gaming/entertainment. In 2009 she Joined Comcast as, SVP & CIISO (Chief Infrastructure & Information Security Officer) for Comcast Cable and held this position until August 2015. In that role, she was responsible for Enterprise Information and Infrastructure Security strategy and operations for Comcast Cable as well as several other business assets within Comcast Corp.
Prior to joining Comcast, Myrna served as CISO & Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM MIRAGE). In that role, she was responsible for Information Security (Data/Network), IT Audit & Compliance, Business Analysis, PMO (Project Management Office) and the development of a Six Sigma practice. She has 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 Project Management from George Washington University. She also 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 2015. She is also an Executive Management Committee Board Member (Vice President) of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) a Member of the Board of Directors for CMS Energy & Consumers Energy [NYSE:CMS] and a Member of the Board of Directors for Spirit Airlines [NASDAQ: SAVE]. She serves on the Compensation Committee, Security, Safety and Operations Committee for Spirit Airlines, As well as the Audit Committee and Governance/Public Policy Committee for CMS.