VP, Chief Information Security Officer
KLA

Laurie E. Saims is an Executive Cybersecurity Leader with over 20 years of IT experience in the semiconductor, aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and financial services industries.

Currently, Laurie is the VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at KLA. Laurie joined KLA in April of 2019. In her current role, she is responsible for developing and executing a strategic cyber technology and risk program for KLA globally. Program requirements include insider threat, detection, cyber intelligence, security operations, data protection, enterprise risk management, global regulatory requirements and the data enterprise program.

Prior to joining KLA, Laurie spent over 19 years as a cybersecurity and information technology assurance and compliance professional, including an international rotation, where she spent over two years living and working in England. Laurie possesses an extensive background in IT risk management and regulations. She has a thorough working knowledge of finance & operations, including engineering and supply chain. Further, Laurie has significant experience in leading large-scale IT risk and assurance projects, ensuring appropriate technical support is delivered where and when required.

Additionally, Laurie has regularly formed and led large teams of multinational, multi-disciplinary specialists working internationally. She has also managed the co-ordination of IT related Sarbanes-Oxley work. Including the integration of systems work into the financial and business processes for numerous global initiatives; focusing on the COBIT and COSO methodologies for internal control frameworks. Finally, Laurie has assisted in the development of an enterprise-wide internal control programs for multiple organizations, which have included the following: enterprise-wide risk analysis, process mapping and control identification, segregation of duties, continuous control monitoring, and ongoing organizational training and awareness to facilitate program acceptance.

Laurie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Eastern Michigan University. She received her Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification in 2005.

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