V. Susan Peediyakkal

With over 16 years of IT and cybersecurity experience, focused primarily in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), V. Susan Peediyakkal draws on her significant knowledge from working with various intelligence operations in the federal government and international commercial domains. Susan has served 19 years in the US Air Force (active and reserve). In March 2018, she was named one of “10 Women in Security You May Not Know But Should“ by one of the most widely-read cyber security news sites on the Web, Dark Reading. She is the founder and co-director for BSides Sacramento. She serves on the board for Mental Health Hackers as the Chief Wellness Officer, an ambassador for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, sits on EC-Council’s Global Advisory Board for Certified Threat Intelligence Analysts, and is part of the SANS Summit steering committee. She recently finished the CISO certification program at Carnegie Mellon University. Susan is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and enjoys traveling, movies, and teaching yoga in her free time.