Businesses of all sizes are at risk for cyber incidents, including data breaches and the loss of valuable information. Joanne Martin helps executives acknowledge this reality and address information security concerns at the corporate, regulatory and board level, with a comprehensive understanding of vulnerabilities. As Hartman’s chief information security officer (CISO) advisory practice lead, Joanne works with small and mid-size organizations to assess their current risk profile and develop a plan for mitigation. She also mentors in-place staff with the goal that they will take on the long-term security role at their organization.

“Leaders should approach cybersecurity like any other business risk – with a clear, strategic process where the risk is analyzed and a plan is designed for mitigation.”

– Joanne L. Martin

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” fix when it comes to information security, especially for regulated industries. As a trusted advisor, Joanne enters each client engagement with an open mind, ready to learn from others and offer her experience and independent guidance to raise an organization’s overall security posture.

Joanne joined Hartman in 2015, bringing with her more than 30 years of progressively responsible technical and business experience at IBM, which culminated in her role as their global CISO and vice president for IT risk. During her time with IBM, she led a global technical community of 200,000 people and was instrumental in the development of the company’s IT risk program and IT security architecture. She was also responsible for the performance architecture behind the company’s first supercomputer. Joanne began her career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she conducted the first comprehensive analysis of the scientific workload and its relationship to the performance of supercomputers.

Outside of work, Joanne serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Housing Coalition of Baltimore to help break the cycle of homelessness for local women. She also spends as much time as she can with her children and grandchildren.

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