Masha Sedova

IANS Faculty

    Masha Sedova is an award-winning cybersecurity expert, speaker, and trainer focused on helping companies transform their workforce from a security risk into a key element of cyberdefense. She is the co-founder and President of Elevate Security delivering a first-of-its-kind platform that enables organizations to identify risky employees, reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and proactively defend their workforce while ensuring a productive business. In 2021, Fast Company named her one of the most creative people in business. Before Elevate, Masha was a security executive at Salesforce where she built and led the human risk team. In addition, she has been a member of the board of directors for the National Cyber Security Alliance and a regular presenter at conferences such as Blackhat, RSA, OWASP, and SANS.
    • User risk
    • Security culture
    • Security behaviors
    • Insider threat
    • Creating healthy work environments (retention, DEI, mental health, good hiring practices, empathetic leadership)

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Fast Company- Most Creative People in Business
    • Top Women in Cloud Innovation, CloudNow 2019
    • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner – SANS

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Learned to code from her Grandmother who has studied CS since 1952, Masha lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with her husband and son. In her free time, she like to laser cut artwork, flower arrange, and play piano and harp.