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F5 Networks hires new CISO

Mary Gardner is responsible for F5’s corporate-wide information security management

F5 Networks hires new CISO
Gardner's role includes identifying, evaluating, and reporting on F5's overall security performance and posture.

IT security vendor F5 Networks has announced that Mary Gardner has joined the company's leadership team as its chief information security officer (CISO).

In this role, Gardner is responsible for F5's corporate-wide information security management efforts, along with strategic planning, governance, and controls.

In addition, her role includes identifying, evaluating, and reporting on F5's overall security performance and posture in alignment with regulatory requirements and evolving industry best practices.

"Security is top of mind for any organisation, and having a sharp, adaptable leader in place is essential," said Tony Bozzuti, CIO and SVP of IT at F5 Networks. "Mary's impressive career to date and knowledge of application security are a testament to the skills, aptitude, and authority she brings to the table. Her perspective will be a valuable asset as F5 expands its security and technology efforts to better support today's multi-cloud environments and modern enterprises' digital transformation efforts."

Gardner's background provides a wealth of security, compliance, and risk management expertise from a variety of industries, including healthcare, finance, and transportation/logistics. She joins F5 from Seattle Children's, where she served as CISO. Gardner has also held security leadership positions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Port of Seattle, JPMorgan Chase, and Washington Mutual.

Gardner holds a B.S. from Trinity University. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and member of the Executive Women's Forum.

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