Jennifer Minella is VP of Engineering and Security with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. In her engineering role, Minella leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions, and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, Minella is a published author, editorial contributor, and trusted adviser for information security topics to media. No stranger to public speaking, she’s a highly sought-after international speaker.

Jennifer’s also known for introducing mindfulness-based leadership to individuals and organizations in infosec. And aside from meditation and security, she’s a competitive powerlifter and dancer, including ballroom and swing. She also loves Figment, the imagination dragon.

Mrs. Minella has served on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors since 2014 in various roles, including Chairman of the Board in 2019.


Wireless Beyond Wi-Fi: Trends to Watch

June 22, 2020

For more than a decade, the face of wireless has been IEEE 802.11 WLANs, your typical Wi-Fi networks prevalent in every home and business. In 2020 and beyond, the line is trending toward RF-based technologies departing from our common WLAN technologies. Tomorrow’s wireless networks …


Securing Data-Centric vs. Action-Centric IoT

February 28, 2020

In 2008, the number of connected devices surpassed the number of humans on Earth, and now, in 2020, analysts predict the exponential growth of the Internet of Things will cross the 50 billion devices mark. This unprecedented explosion of IoT adoption (five times faster …

Networks Security

Unpopular Opinion: How SD-WAN Will Improve Security

February 21, 2020

The consensus is software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) will provide organizations unprecedented agility but possibly at the expense of security, as traffic flow changes to a distributed model without the safety of traditionally centralized security tools. Being the consummate contrarian, I …