Heather Engel is the founder and Managing Partner at Strategic Cyber Partners, LLC. She is a strategic advisor to government and industry clients on risk management, cyber planning, and security program development; and is an author and a keynote speaker at industry events around the country. She is a recognized subject matter expert in NIST frameworks, FedRAMP, and Payment Card Industry security standards with over 18 years of experience in information technology and security both the private and government sectors.
Ms. Engel graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. She is a governor-appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, where she chairs the Legislative and Policy Committee. Volunteer work includes Mary Baldwin University’s Cyber Security Program Advisory Committee and the Coastal Virginia CCI Leadership Council as subject matter expert on cyber-security. She is also a member of the CIVIC Leadership Institute Class of 2020.