Patricia Smith
Cox Automotive Inc.
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Biographical Info
Vice President and CISO for Cox Automotive, the world’s leader in automotive software solutions serving auto dealers, manufacturers, financial institutions and consumers. Cox Automotive, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, includes Manheim, Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, NextGear Capital, Dealertrack and a host of global businesses and brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs 30,000 team members across more than 200 locations worldwide. Cox Automotive partners with more than 40,000 dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, and touches over 67 percent of all car buyers in the U.S. with the most recognized brands in the industry. Cox Auto represents over 20 brands in this space, providing an end-to-end solution to transform the way people buy, sell and use cars every day. Cox Automotive is a privately held company with revenues that exceed $20 billion. I have been in the Information Security and Risk Management field for over 16 years. I hold several globally recognized security certifications including ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and (ISC)2 ‘s Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). I have extensive experience in all aspects of risk management, compliance, cyber security operations, security engineering and architecture, vulnerably management, identity and access management, security awareness, business continuity, disaster recovery. Over the past two years, I am most proud of my involvement in leading the efforts to develop and implement a robust cybersecurity, DevSecOps and compliance program in AWS for Cox Automotive. As Cox moves critical applications and workloads to AWS, we have transformed our security approach to enable the business and technology organizations to move rapidly, and securely, to the Cloud.
New Hyde Park
New York
Areas of Specialty
Information Technology and Services