Director, Global Cybersecurity Intelligence
The AES Corporation
Director, Global Cybersecurity Intelligence, The AES Corporation
President ISACA GWDC
Melody Balcet (@MelodyBalcet) is the Director of the Global Cybersecurity Program at The AES Corporation, a US-based Fortune 200 Energy company operating in 15 countries. Previously, she spent over eleven years with IBM’s Public Sector Cybersecurity and Biometrics service area leading its Defense and Intelligence Cybersecurity capture activities and serving government clients in both Defense and Civilian agencies, most recently as an advisor on DoD-wide FISMA and cybersecurity performance measurement under the DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity. She is the current President of ISACA GWDC and volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations. Ms. Balcet holds an M.A. with Merit from the University of Manchester, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and a B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She actively holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications. Ms. Balcet co-authored a chapter in “Protecting Our Future: Educating a Cybersecurity Workforce” and regularly speaks on GRC, FISMA, cybersecurity measurement, workforce, and leadership topics.