Caroline Wong
Chief Strategy Officer
Cobalt.io

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Caroline is a dynamic cybersecurity expert with more than a decade of industry experience as a day-to-day manager at eBay and Zynga, product manager at Symantec, and managing consultant at Cigital (now Synopsys). She is currently VP of Security Strategy at Cobalt, a company that connects SaaS companies who want to improve their cybersecurity posture with hackers who can help find their problems before the bad guys do.

Caroline received a 2010 Women of Influence Award in the One to Watch category and authored the popular textbook Security Metrics: A Beginner’s Guide, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

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  1. Caroline is an amazing teacher, listener, kind, caring, and all around amazing leader. She leads by example and helps everyone. She treats everyone as if every single person has value and something to offer. She is an amazing mentor and will do anything she can to help you as long as you are willing to be taught. She goes above and beyond to teach others and her knowledge base is incredible. She probably pushes me to reach outside my limits which I think is an amazing quality to have. One of the most positive people I know.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  2. At a time when women are not flocking to cyber security let alone the meager number of woman leaders in our profession, I have personally witnessed Caroline increase awareness of our profession, conscious of the challenges in our field. She is authentic, genuine and finds balance in all she does. She has been extremely successful and is inspiring to those around her. She writes extensively, has published a book and is running a successful podcast series.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  3. In a world where there are not many women leaders in cybersecurity, I have seen Caroline manage with ease and grace. She has an extremely inspiring career journey inclusive of writing and publishing a book and running a successful podcast. Outside of that she has the ability to balance a healthy family life and be a genuinely good friend in the industry.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  4. Wong’s day job is VP of Security Strategy and her spare time is spent as a LIFT mentor at the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) where she mentors graduate students and industry practitioners on information security and career topics. Wong is constantly looking to improve and has a positive influence to all those around her.

    Staff, submitted on

  5. Caroline lights up every room with her smile and genuinely cares about everyone in her network. She is always open to scheduling time with her to talk about anything and I especially admire her ability to do her job so well while being a Mother of 2 young children and 2 dogs. Highly recommend Caroline for this award.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  6. – Leading with grit: Caroline isn’t afraid to take risks and make mistakes to benefit our company. She’s willing to be hands-on if it’s beneficial to all. – Integrity: While highly intellectual and results-oriented, Caroline will still default to being a good person and approaching problems in a human way.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  7. Caroline is a people person. She will take the time out to actually understand people’s needs. She is one of the most emotionally intelligent person I have had the pleasure of working with. Even as an executive she will still take the time to speak with people individually!

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  8. Caroline is very self-aware, which is one of her super powers. She is confident in herself and is not afraid of admitting when there is something she doesn’t know. Because of this she learns extremely fast and everybody wants to work with her.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  9. In a world where there are not many women leaders in cybersecurity, I have seen Caroline manage with ease and grace. She has an extremely inspiring career journey inclusive of writing and publishing a book and running a successful podcast.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  10. In a world where there are not many women leaders in cybersecurity, I have seen Caroline manage with ease and grace. She has an extremely inspiring career journey inclusive of writing and publishing a book and running a successful podcast.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  11. In a world where there are not many women leaders in cybersecurity, I have seen Caroline manage with ease and grace. She has an extremely inspiring career journey inclusive of writing and publishing a book and running a successful podcast.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  12. In a world where there are not many women leaders in cybersecurity, I have seen Caroline manage with ease and grace. She has an extremely inspiring career journey inclusive of writing and publishing a book and running a successful podcast.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  13. In a world where there are not many women leaders in cybersecurity, I have seen Caroline manage with ease and grace. She has an extremely inspiring career journey inclusive of writing and publishing a book and running a successful podcast

    Staff, submitted on

  14. Caroline leads with compassion. She exudes passion while imbuing humility. She actively takes a step back to help her colleagues shine, and proactively supports them through all efforts of a project.

    Staff, submitted on

  15. Caroline is a an empathetic, humble, and effective leader with a natural aura that people want to follow. She’s a great listener and genuinely cares about everyone she works with and meets.

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  16. Caroline is demonstrating true leadership and innovation at Cobalt.io by evangelizing their revolutionary Pen Testing as a Service platform to grow the cybersecurity SaaS business.

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  17. Caroline is a natural leader— she’s the kind of person you want to be around and strive to be more like. She leads with both clarity, confidence, and respect.

    Senior-level professional, submitted on

  18. She is truly an intelligently empathetic person. She is able to connect with various groups and encourage participation from all areas.

    Staff, submitted on

  19. Extremely positive and engaged with people – very good explanation skills – Humble learner – Spreads motivation when she talks

    Staff, submitted on

  20. Helped establish and maintain the amazing culture we have at Cobalt. A great mentor to everyone and very open and honest

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  21. Caroline is incredibly down to earth for how accomplished she is. A true professional in every sense of the word

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  22. Extremely knowledgable about information security, professional, caring, great listener, creative.

    Staff, submitted on

  23. Mentorship and compassion for team members

    Mid-level professional, submitted on

  24. Leadership, cybersecurity

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  25. Leadership, Cybersecurity

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