Kasha Gauthier Joins the ACSC

June 5, 2017

Advanced Cyber Security Center Names Kasha Gauthier Director in Residence for Community Engagement

Infosec veteran to oversee collaboration between industry, government, and academia; channel talent into local New England security jobs


Boston, MA—June 5, 2017—The Advanced Cyber Security Center, a regional collaborative building a stronger community defense to solve common cyber security problems across Massachusetts and New England, today announced that Kasha Gauthier has been appointed as Director in Residence for Community Engagement. In her new role, Gauthier will focus on demystifying the cyber security career pathway in order to help security practitioners, professionals, and executives overcome the challenges they face as they advance in their careers.
“Kasha Gauthier is an established leader in the New England cyber security community who brings to the ACSC a strong perspective on what it is to conduct the business of security well,” said Michael Figueroa, Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center. “The ACSC has moved beyond threat sharing to provide members with substantive analysis that helps them build more effective security teams. Kasha brings the proven experience and leadership necessary to spearhead ACSC initiatives that help channel talent into local jobs, encourage collaboration, and  make New England a global hub for cyber security.”
As a leading regional Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), the Advanced Cyber Security Center is committed to helping New England organizations establish a new baseline for cyber security excellence through enhanced, objective-driven collaboration. Through ACSC’s threat sharing model, research projects, convenings, publications, and communications, members gain real-time access to actionable intelligence, thought leadership, and expert insights on keeping their organizations on the cutting-edge of cyber security.
“I’m thrilled to be working with the ACSC, advancing the organization’s mission of strengthening our Infosec community here in the Northeast,” said Kasha Gauthier. “Given the Cybersecurity challenges ahead of us, now more than ever is the time for industry, government and educational sectors to work together.” 
Gauthier brings 15 years of leadership experience to the ACSC, having held a range of strategic positions at organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Most recently Gauthier was CFO/COO at Pwnie Express, an Infosec startup focused on IOT threats. Previously, she worked at RSA Security, where she held a series of roles across marketing, operations, and finance.  She began her career in public accounting as a CPA, performing forensic audits and consulting for distressed companies. Gauthier is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
About the Advanced Cyber Security Center
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC), organized and supported by Mass Insight Global Partnerships, is a non-profit and cross-sector regional collaborative that is focused on building a stronger community defense by harnessing the collective resources of its members to solve common cyber security problems. As a leading federally-registered regional Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO), the ACSC serves as a security community hub that encourages cross-sector collaboration, taps advanced technology solutions, and promotes effective practices to help organizations strengthen their own cyber defense. At the same time, the ACSC deepens the capacity of the broader cyber community by enabling organizations to collectively address common problems, reduce duplicative effort, and establish a new baseline for security across Massachusetts and the New England regional community.

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