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Dr. Margaret Layton (Meg)

Director of Engineering, Cyber Security Services, Symantec

Dr. Margaret Layton (Meg) has been working in the IT industry for over two decades. In 2001, she joined a start-up company that was acquired by Symantec, and she has since been working in various roles within the company, both on products and working on the intelligence that fuels the front-line responders. She is Director of Engineering for the Cyber Security Services business unit, working with a talented team of software engineers and security professionals building tools for our defenders in cyberspace.

Prior to joining Symantec, Meg worked as a Director of IT for a telecommunications company doing business in Africa. Meg has a Doctorate of Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Computing Management from Polytechnic University in New York, which is now a part of NYU; and a Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science from Albertus Magnus College. Meg maintains several certifications in the Cyber Security realm that she is passionate about, including both the CISSP and CSSLP certifications from ISC(2), and GIAC certifications for Incident Handling, Forensic Analysis, and Penetration Testing.

She is CNSS 4011 and 4012 certified. In her role as Director of Engineering, she also holds Agile certifications. She lives in Virginia with her husband and children, and volunteers as a Technical Mentor for local CyberPatriot organizations, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor for colleges and teaching courses in the security field.