As its CEO, Jennifer Steffens spearheads all aspects of IOActive’s global business operations and drives the company’s strategic vision. Jennifer brings a wealth of industry and business experience to the company, having been an early member of several successful startups.
Recognized as one of the top leaders in information security, Jennifer is an active member of the Executive Women’s Forum, the Information Security Systems Association and the Open Web Application Security Project. Lauded by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Information Security Magazine, and many more, she received SC Magazine’s Reboot Leadership Award for Top Management in 2017 and CV Magazine’s IT Security CEO of the Year 2018. She serves as a judge for the TechTrailblazers and DUO Women in Security awards and is a frequent speaker at events around the world.
Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions at ground breaking companies such as Sourcefire and NFR Security. Prior to joining IOActive, Jennifer came to Seattle to help startup GraniteEdge reinvent itself. While there, she led initiatives to restructure the company and developed a product strategy that ultimately led to a successful acquisition.