Myrna Soto is a Partner at ForgePoint Capital (Formerly known as Trident Capital Cybersecurity) She is a member of the ForgePoint Capital Investment Team. Her responsibilities include identifying investment opportunities, advising portfolio companies, participating in due diligence activities of pending investments, leading investments, fund raising and serving as a Board Member on said investments. She is also responsible for organizing and continuing to develop the ForgePoint Advisory arm of advisors that includes, the CISO, CIO, CTO communities as well as refine the firm’s investment strategy. ForgePoint Capital is a $300 million fund exclusively investing in cybersecurity companies. Myrna is a seasoned cybersecurity practitioner with more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive and public company director. She has led multiple cybersecurity transformation programs in major communications, media, hospitality, financial services and critical infrastructure organizations.
Prior to joining ForgePoint Capital Myrna served as Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) for Comcast Corp. In her role, Myrna was responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. She is responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives to ensure information assets and technologies were adequately protected across the entire corporation. She worked closely with the all the technology, product and security teams across the organization, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, Comcast Spectacor, and Comcast Platform Services. Her focus was to develop and maintain the highest standards of Cyber Security, network/infrastructure security, product security, data security strategies, operational efficacy of security programs, policies, and technology risk management that protect the interests of Comcast’s customers, employees, critical technology assets, company brands and other critical stakeholders. Her scope of responsibility included over 54 business lines within the Comcast Portfolio. Myrna Served in her Role as Corp SVP & Global Chief Information Security Officer for 9 years.
Myrna joined Comcast in September of 2009 after earning more than 20 plus years of focused Information Technology /Security experience and accolades within a variety of industries, including: financial services, hospitality, Insurance/Risk Management and gaming/entertainment.
Prior to joining Comcast, Myrna served as CISO & Vice President of Information Technology Governance for MGM Resorts International (formerly known as MGM MIRAGE). In that role, she was responsible for Information Security (Data/Network), IT Audit & Compliance, Business Analysis, PMO and the development of a Six Sigma practice. She previously held senior leadership positions with American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Kemper Insurance.
Myrna holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Myrna also holds a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University. She also is the recipient of the 2015 CSO Compass Award and was named Information Security Executive of the Year in 2013 by ISE. CNET also named her one of the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos in 2014. She was recognized by SC Magazine as the Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security in 2015, Top Women to Watch by Diversity Journal Magazine in 2017 named to the Top 100 CISOs list by Hottopics, in 2017 and named to the Top 50 Women in Internet Security in the same year. She was recognized by Multi Channels News as a member of the 2017 “Wonder Woman” honoree class. Most recently (March 2018) she was named to Fortune Magazine’s List of 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for the second year in a row.
She is an Executive Management Committee Board Member (Vice Chairperson) of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) a Member of the Board of Directors for CMS Energy & Consumers Energy [NYSE:CMS] and a Member of the Board of Directors for Spirit Airlines [NASDAQ: SAVE]. She serves on the Compensation Committee, Security, Safety and Operations Committee for Spirit Airlines, As well as the Audit Committee and Governance/Public Policy Committee for CMS/Consumers Energy.