Tyler Cohen Wood

IT Security, Social Media

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Tyler Cohen Wood Profile

  • Internationally Recognized Technologist and Thought Leader

  • Former Defense Intelligence Agency Cyber Deputy Division Chief and Senior Intelligence Officer

  • Former Director of the Cyber Risk Management at AT&T

  • Cybersecurity Woman of the Year Finalist
  • Tyler Cohen Wood is a cyber-authority with 20 years of highly technical experience, 13 of which were spent working for the Department of Defense (DoD). As a keynote speaker, author, blogger, national security expert, and overall cyber authority, she is relied on to provide unique insight into cyber threats, cyber warfare, mitigating cyber risk, national security, and ensuring industries have the tools and knowledge they need to defend themselves in the digital world. Tyler sits on several cyber advisory boards such as the EC-Council Global Advisory Board (ECIH) and the CyberSat Conference Advisory Board. In January 2019 she was included in the Cybersecurity Ventures list of “Top 25 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow on Social Media In 2019”.

    Tyler is launching cybergirlpower, a website and conference to get girls excited about cybersecurity, teach them how to protect themselves in the digital domain, give them hands-on cybersecurity experience and help them to become the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.

    Prior to cybergirlpower, Tyler worked in the private sector as a Director of the Cyber Risk Management group at AT&T, using thought leadership and her cybersecurity expertise to develop new and inventive solutions to protect customers from hackers and the ever-increasing cyber threat landscape.

    Prior to that, Tyler worked at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) under the DoD, serving as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Deputy Cyber Division Chief of the Special Communications Division and the DIA Science and Technologies Directorate-selected Cyber Subject Matter Expert (SME). While at DIA, she developed highly technical cyber solutions, and made recommendations and decisions significantly interpreting, developing and changing critical cyber policies and directives affecting current and future DoD and intelligence community programs. She has helped the White House, DoD, federal law enforcement, and the intelligence community thwart many threats to United States cyber security.

    Tyler was also responsible for developing and leading many interagency working groups and task forces to develop, assess and deconflict advanced technical capabilities and techniques currently being used by U.S. Special Forces and the intelligence community to conduct special operations and missions.

    She has given many empowering keynotes and presentations for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100s. Tyler has been a keynote and session speaker at conferences such as RSA, Defcon/Blackhat, HTCIA, Bloomberg Legal Conference Series, DoD Cybercrime Conference, ISSA, ISACA, EY Global and Mobility Talent Conference Berlin, A Gateway to Cybersecurity, Annual Corporate Fleet Conference (AFLA), EC Council, Hacker Halted, FedEx Cyber Security Conference, Millennium Alliance, BankersWeb Conference, Verizon, Canadian Pharmacy Conference, Raymond James and many more.

    Her latest book, Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life (2014, The Career Press), teaches how to safely and successfully navigate the online world, and protect yourself, your children, your business and your privacy.

    Tyler’s expertise has made her a highly sought-after guest and writer for both national and local television, radio, print and online media. She has been featured on Good Morning America, FOX and Friends, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Bloomberg, CNN, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC, WGN, among others, and in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Huffington Post.

    With a passion for helping the average person understand the dangers and pitfalls of living in a digital world, Tyler is also called upon as a featured speaker to educate audiences of all demographics on the ever-growing and ever-changing digital landscape.

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    Tyler Cohen Wood's Speech Descriptions

    A well-known authority for her work with digital forensics and Cyber Intelligence, Tyler Cohen Wood has presented at conferences across the country. She demystifies the cyber world, illustrating with clear entertaining examples how virtual activity can make an erasable impact on real life.

    Tyler’s presentations focus on how businesses can prevent hacking and cyber crime in order to avoid unresolvable damages. She is also a specialist on online profiling, showing organizations how they can take advantage of this tool to hire the right people. On the other side of digital profiling, Tyler gives individuals the secrets to building a positive online persona that companies will want to hire.

    Solving the Impossible: Harnessing the Power of the ‘Innovation Mindset’

    Innovation is essential for driving progress and solving complex challenges, but how do you foster a mindset and culture of innovation? As a renowned cybersecurity expert, futurist, and inventor, Tyler Cohen Wood has a unique perspective on how anyone can cultivate an Innovation Mindset using first principles thinking.

    In this keynote speech, Tyler will explore the power of first principles thinking (same method used by Elon Musk) in driving innovation and solving the impossible. She'll discuss the key traits and strategies of an Innovation Mindset, including curiosity, risk-taking, and a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.

    Drawing from real-world examples and case studies, you'll learn how individuals and organizations have used an Innovative Mindset to tackle seemingly insurmountable problems and create breakthrough solutions. From healthcare to transportation to education, we'll see how innovation can transform industries and positively change lives.

    Whether you're an entrepreneur, a leader in a large organization, or simply interested in fostering a mindset of innovation, Tyler will provide you with practical strategies and actionable insights for driving creativity, progress, and collaboration on your “impossible”.

    The Convergence of Technologies: What Does It Mean for Your Business and Industry?

    We are living in a time of unprecedented technological change, with exponential technologies rapidly advancing and converging in ways that are reshaping the world around us. As a renowned cybersecurity expert, futurist, and inventor, Tyler Cohen Wood has a unique perspective on the technological forces driving this change and the implications for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.

    Tyler will discuss the key technologies impacting industry, including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics, and the internet of things (IoT). Tyler will also explore the implications of the convergence of these technologies are (and will continue to) impact your industry in the future.

    You will learn practical insights on how to navigate the fast-changing landscape of technology. She'll discuss the importance of agility and adaptability in this rapidly changing environment, and provide practical strategies for staying ahead of the curve. Tyler will also discuss the ethical and social implications of these technological advancements, including the need to ensure that these technologies are used for the greater good.

    Whether you're in the technology industry or simply interested in learning more about the future of technology, you will learn insights and practical strategies for navigating today’s complex landscape. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of today’s exponential technologies could (and will) impact your industry and the tools you need to succeed in a world where change is the only constant.

    Redefining Cyber Security by Employing a New Paradigm

    The threat of cybersecurity breaches has never been greater, and despite our best efforts, we are losing the battle and will continue to in the future unless we make critical and fundamental shifts to our paradigm. Cybersecurity leaders agree that the field has become one in which we find ourselves in a constant reactive loop, where we’re putting out fires without truly identifying underlying problems. Without addressing the problems, how can we even begin to address the solutions?

    In this keynote, Tyler will share her insights into why we are losing the battle with cybersecurity and what we can do to turn the tide. She'll first explore the biggest threats facing organizations of all sizes, including ransomware attacks, phishing scams, third-party exposure, cloud vulnerabilities, and social engineering. While also exploring how the unique challenges of remote work, connected devices, implants, and AI affect the global cybersecurity landscape.

    Then through analogies and case studies, Tyler will demonstrate how by employing a new model and paradigm we can begin to truly solve the cybersecurity and workforce problems we face today along with be better prepared on the threat horizon of tomorrow.

    Breaking Barriers: The Importance of Women in Technology and Leadership

    The world of technology and leadership has historically been male dominated, but that is rapidly changing. Women are increasingly taking on prominent roles in these fields, and their contributions are more critical than ever before. As a successful cybersecurity expert, author, and advocate for women's leadership, Tyler Cohen Wood understands the importance of women in technology and leadership.

    In this keynote, Tyler shares her own journey as a woman in technology, sharing personal stories of the challenges she has faced and the strategies she has used to overcome them. She'll also highlight the broader systemic barriers that women face in the industry and provide practical strategies for navigating them. She will also explore the importance of diversity and inclusivity in technology and leadership and provide practical advice on how women can develop their leadership skills and create pathways for advancement in their careers.

    Bouncing Back: The Compounding Power of Resilience

    Resilience is a critical skill for navigating the challenges of personal and professional life. As a former senior intelligence officer with the Department of Defense, and someone who used AI and Machine Leaning to self-diagnose her own chronic health conditions, Tyler Cohen Wood has extensive experience navigating high-pressure situations and consistently bouncing back from setbacks.

    In this keynote, Tyler will share insights on the power of resilience and how it can have a positive compounding effect in both your personal and professional life. Drawing from her own experiences she will share practical, real-world advice on how to develop resilience, including strategies for managing stress, and building a support network. She'll also explore the importance of self-care and mindfulness in helping you bounce back, and forward, from any setbacks.

    The Future of Healthcare: Connected and Intelligent

    There are two types of people in this world—those who are happy with the healthcare system and anyone who has ever needed to use the healthcare system. For many, the current model of healthcare is frustrating and, at its worst, negligent. People with chronic illnesses or rare diseases are hit especially hard by the gaps in our system.

    Tyler Cohen Wood spent her entire career in cybersecurity working with data and understanding the significance of the cyber world in our reality. She used her tech background to develop her idea for a better healthcare system into MyConnectedHealth (MCH), an A.I.-driven view of medicine. How do we know it works? Tyler is proof of the concept herself. By using this innovative strategy, Tyler was able to diagnose herself (confirmed by physicians) with her rare disease—so rare only 300,000 people in the United States have it. Just the mere concept of MCH surpassed the medical system that had failed her for years in a matter of minutes.

    In this keynote, Tyler will not only share with you the latest technology and trends happening in healthcare; but inspire your team to think "outside of the box" in order to improve both patient experience & outcomes by fast tracking patient diagnosis and treatment plans, eliminating duplicate tests, and offering cost-saving efficiencies.

    The Value of Compliance in a Complex World

    In today's fast-paced and complex business environment, compliance has never been more important. As a former senior intelligence officer with the Department of Defense and cybersecurity expert, Tyler Cohen Wood has extensive experience navigating compliance requirements in both the public and private sectors.

    In this keynote, Tyler will discuss the key compliance challenges facing organizations today, including data privacy regulations, anti-corruption laws, ethical use of AI, and cybersecurity requirements. She'll explore the importance of leadership, and the power of culture as a tool for driving ethical behavior and mitigating risks throughout your organization.

    Whether you're a business leader, compliance officer, or simply interested in staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving technological world, Tyler will provide you with actionable insights and strategies for leveraging compliance to drive value and success. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of the importance of compliance and the tools you need to stay compliant while driving innovation and growth.

    The New and Improved Big Data Analytics: Good Enough to Solve a Murder?

    There’s been a murder! After detailed forensic data collection, law enforcement officials begin to piece together the facts. They parse through physical data, social media, digitally collected data from witnesses and suspects and other open-source intelligence (OSINT) to attempt to piece together the “who done it and why”.

    We know that social media, digital devices, and apps we rely on collect information on us. But do we know exactly what that means or just how comprehensive and intimate that data is? Most terms of service will tell you exactly what is collected and that apps have the right to distribute collected content to third parties, usually to make your service better. What isn’t said is how the data is put together, the impact that it can have at the personal, company and national security levels and what form future collection techniques might take.

    This presentation will show just how vast the scope of information collection is now and how it will be in the future. We’ll also demonstrate how, when pieced together in the right order, data can even solve a seemingly unsolvable crime.

    What People are Saying about Seeing Tyler Speak

    Rating Entries

    Tyler did a wonderful job sharing her dark web knowledge with our organization. Although the dark web is scary, Tyler made it easy to understand and clear how to secure your information.
    – Altria Client Services

    Tyler Cohen was amazing so good and creative and really interactive.
    – Humana

    Tyler Cohen Wood was amazing, so good and creative, and really interactive. She provided a fun way of teaching. I felt like a detective!
    – Humana Inc.

    Tyler is passionate and enthusiastic about her work. Lot of real time examples were covered by her, and very practical tips on how to improve our safety. Very good illustration of how all info connected together can endanger people close to us. Her Story telling skills were appreciated by all the participants. She was whole heartedly involved during the exchange of question and answers at the end of the session.
    – HQ, NV Bekaert SA

    Tyler has a brilliant mind and a rare vision with ideas looking way into the future. Tyler’s deep experience in cyber security combined with Tyler’s personal experiences and deep passion for making the world a better place makes her an incredible leader. Tyler’s innovative approach has the potential to transform the world. Tyler is the caliber of people that one day will be compared to Steve Jobs, Ben Franklin and other brilliant minds, And most importantly, Tyler’s tenacity is awe-inspiring. She is simply unstoppable.
    – Behaviorally (Formerly PRS)

    Tyler gave a great presentation! It was well-received by our attendees and her stage presence was dynamic. Prior to the presentation, she spent some time getting to know our organization and attendees so she could craft her presentation to complement our industry and type of attendees. It makes a big difference when a speaker puts a lot of time and effort into his/her presentation to make it unique and relevant to the audience rather than pulling one of the canned presentation. We are still getting great feedback from our attendees! Thank you, Tyler!

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    Books by Tyler Cohen Wood:

    Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life

    In her book, Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life she explains how to safely and successfully navigate the online world, protect yourself, your children, your privacy and your communications. She also describes how to polish and leverage your online image for social and career success, develop relationships online, and learn to detect if someone online is who they claim to be. Wood also explains how to recognize deception and lies in other people’s online identities and posted content, including social media sites, emails, résumés, reviews and dating profiles.

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