Global Director of Product Security
Megan Samford, Global Director of Product Security, Rockwell Automation – Megan is a security executive with a career spanning several positions both in government and the private sector with focus on industrial control systems security, critical infrastructure protection and risk analysis. In her role at Rockwell Automation, Megan is responsible for driving the product security strategy and program for Rockwell Automation.
Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Megan was the Product Security Leader for GE Global Research and manager of the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). During her government service Megan served as Virginia’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Coordinator within the Governor’s Offices of Tim Kaine and Bob McDonnell. Throughout her career, Megan has served as a subject matter expert to the United States government for security policy, software supply chain integrity, critical infrastructure protection, and associated risk analysis and mitigation initiatives. Megan’s key interest include advancing the field of product security as a well rounded out domain and applying scalable structures like Incident Command System to cyber critical infrastructure response.
Megan holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.