Siobhan MacDermott

Global Cyber Public Policy Executive
Bank of America

Siobhan MacDermott leads the Global Cyber Public Policy team. She is responsible for Bank of America’s participation in programs dedicated to improving cyber resiliency of the global financial system including thought leadership, engagement, geopolitical risk analysis and contingency planning.

Siobhan joined Bank of America in July 2016 after serving as Risk and Cybersecurity Principal at
EY (formerly Ernst & Young), and consulting to Fortune 500 boards on cyber. Prior to EY, she was the Chief Information Security Officer for Utilidata, Inc. and Chief Policy Officer for AVG Technologies. Siobhan helped direct strategy, government relations, global policy and executive communications for a number of financial services and technical companies across the globe. In addition, she’s an accomplished author, with a sixth book expected in early 2018.

Ms. MacDermott serves as Vice Chair of the Fund for Peace and is an Associate Fellow for the Global Fellowship Initiative for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland. Siobhan is a Senior Fellow of the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and serves as a Board Member for the Center for Global Risk and Security at the Rand Corporation.

She graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Global Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She has worked in eight countries and speaks five languages.