Announcing our 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit
Join cybersecurity, IT, risk management, compliance, and other professionals to hear our keynote speakers discuss issues such as major challenges and threats in the cyberspace, emerging cyber technologies, and cyber workforce development. You don’t want to miss this morning event!
Captain Helm's presentation will include an overview of the MassCyberCenter and their current projects, including the Cyber Resilient Massachusetts Working Group, and the need for more strictly regulated and enforced cybersecurity measures in both the public and private sectors, among other topics.
Stephanie Helm is the first director of the MassCyberCenter at the Mass Tech Collaborative. A career naval officer, Helm brings to the role deep expertise developed in her senior leadership roles during her nearly 30-year career as cryptologic/information warfare officer. Prior to joining Mass Tech in September of 2018, Helm served as a consultant with the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI., providing subject matter expertise in the area of cyberspace, space, and information operations. Her work with the College focused on supporting war gaming efforts which contributed to the integration of cyberspace operations into plans and operations. In addition to her consulting role, Helm also served as adjunct faculty for the Electives program.
As a naval officer, Captain Helm held numerous leadership roles which focused on cyberspace operations and information operations, including as Deputy Division Director, Chief of Naval Operations (N3IO) in Washington, D.C., where she directed development of strategy and policy for Information Operations and Strategic Communication. In that role, she was called upon to represent Navy issues to other military branches, the Joint Staff, and the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and she coordinated the Navy’s input to the 2003 Department of Defense Information Operations Roadmap. Captain Helm also served a tour at sea from 2001-2003, serving as the Deputy J2/J39 for the Commander, Second Fleet/Striking Fleet Atlantic, a role which ensured that the Fleet’s Intelligence and Information Operations functions were executed in support of national security tasking, a critical focus following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Captain Helm also served as the Commanding Officer of Naval Security Group Activity Norfolk where she led over 300 sailors, officers, and civilians. She served tours of duty with US Central Command in Tampa, FL, the National Security Agency in Ft. Meade, MD, and Naval Security Group commands in California, Italy, and Maine.
She received her BA from the University of California and her Masters from the US Naval War College, as well as additional training at the Armed Forces Staff College (Norfolk, VA).