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Holly Ridgeway

PNC Financial Services Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Holly Ridgeway is the chief information security officer for the PNC Financial Services Group. In this role, Ridgeway leads the company's information security efforts with responsibility for PNC's overall information security assessment, testing, and vulnerability programs. Ridgeway, who joined PNC in September 2012, has 15 years of leadership experience in the federal government as an IT and cybersecurity professional, most recently as the deputy chief information security officer for the Department of Justice. In this role, she was responsible for leading the activities, detection, monitoring, incident response, reporting, and security services of the 24 x 7 Department of Justice Security Operations Center and the FBI's intelligence community. She is credited with developing and implementing a highly successful real-time situational awareness program and successfully leading several large incident response efforts. Ridgeway holds a Master’s of Science in computer systems management and a Master’s of Science Certificate in information assurance from the University of Maryland University College, where she is currently an adjunct assistant professor for information systems management and information assurance in the School of Undergraduate Studies. She also holds certifications for PMP (Project Management Professional), CISSP (Certified Information Security Systems Professional), and COTR (Certified Contracting Technical Representative) and is a member of the AFCEA International Cyber Security Board.