Jo-Ann Smith is an IT security professional who has worked in information technology as both an employee and a consultant for more than 20 years. She currently serves as the Director of Technology Risk Management and Data Privacy at Absolute. Jo-Ann is responsible for appropriately assessing risks to the protection of the information assets entrusted to the organization, proactively and reactively providing innovative, cost effective, and practical guidance to the leadership and IT teams, as well as reducing the overall information security risk for the enterprise. Jo-Ann has extensive experience and skills in risk management and compliance, network design, analysis, and forensic incident analysis and investigation. She leverages this experience to implement security architecture designs for highly complex systems, ensure sustained resolution of business and technical issues that impact system availability, and represent serious security/risk exposures while enabling traditional information and physical security practices.