Global Director of Product Security
Megan Samford 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 to include its Allen Bradley line of products.
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 software supply chain integrity, critical infrastructure protection, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive response, (CBRNE) and associated risk analysis and mitigation initiatives.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness as well as a master’s in Public Administration, both from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While at VCU, Megan Co-Founded the Nation’s First Professional Fraternity in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Eta Lambda Sigma.
Since the 1970s federal, state, and local emergency managers and first responders have utilized a nationwide system called National Incident Management System (NIMS) which follows a common structure called Incident Command System (ICS). Within this structure first responders from one locality or state are able to be deployed to support mutual aid agreements, seemingly falling […]