Sr. Dir., IT Risk Mgmt., CISO, Ulta Beauty
Diane Brown is the senior director and CISO of IT Risk management at Ulta Beauty located in Bolingbrook, IL. In this role, Brown is accountable for the security of the retail stores, cyber-security, infrastructure, security/network engineering, data protection, third-party risk assessments, Directory Services, SOX & PCI compliance, application security and Identity Management. Brown has more than three decades of IT experience in the retail environment and has honed her expertise in information technology leadership with a focus on risk management for the past 15 years. She values her strategic alliances with the business focusing on delivery of secure means to deploy new technologies, motivating people and managing an expanding technology portfolio. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Security and CISSP/ISSAP certifications and is a member of the Executive Security Council for NRF and one of the original members of the RH-ISAC.