Alicia Lynch
Company
Cognizant
Title
Chief Security Officer
Biographical Info
Alicia Lynch joined the SAIC team In April 2018 as the Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing over 30 years of intelligence and experience with the Department of Defense, the Defense Contracting community, and the private sector. Alicia retired as a Colonel from the US Army in 2012. She has over 15 years of experience as a Senior Information System Security professional supporting the Intelligence Community (IC), DoD, and the Federal Government CONUS and OCONUS in many IT security roles. She has extensive experience implementing secure mission-critical hardware and software systems for the intelligence community. As both a qualified intelligence professional and information operations specialist, she served in every echelon from Platoon to national while leading units from team-sized to commanding a Brigade of 1700+ military, civilian, and contractor personnel. Since 2012 she has leveraged her technical experience in executive-level positions focused on Cybersecurity. She has recently held titles, including the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer at Accenture Federal Services, VP of Enterprise Solutions at a cybersecurity startup, and Director of Governance, Risk, and Compliance at BAE Systems. Alicia has extensive experience managing diverse portfolios in the defense contracting and commercial sectors, including projects over $300 Million. She has led requirements development, mission solutions, and contract management, which contributed to long-term, repeatable revenue goals. Alicia holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business, and a CIO Program Certificate from the College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University. She has also maintained ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).