Breaking the mold of the typical CISO, Suzie Smibert is making a mark in the global information security community as a leading, innovative and benchmark-setting information security C-level executive. She mastered the art of translating complex IT challenges into relevant business discussions, transformed companies’ cultures into security champions and she continues to inspire the information security community to embrace a risk approach instead of fear tactics.
Currently the global CISO for Finning International, Smibert is responsible for the enterprise information security and risk and compliance management program for Finning in the Americas, U.K. and Ireland. Working with the senior leadership team in determining the organization risk profile, Smibert provides leadership, vision and experience for all things security. Prior to Finning, she was the global information security manager for Agrium with responsibilities spanning four continents.
Smibert is a long time CISSP and holds an MBA.