Meet Your Instructors

Mary Chaney

Mary N. Chaney,
Attorney, Board Member & Entrepreneur, The Cyber Security Law Firm of Texas

Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP, has over 25 years of progressive experience within the fields of Information Security, Privacy and Risk Management. After graduating from Xavier University, she began her career journey serving as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Los Angeles. While with the FBI she investigated cyber-related criminal activities, including denial of service attacks, computer intrusions, internet piracy, intellectual property theft, and copyright infringement. She also served as the Associate Chief Information Security Officer and Information Systems Security Officer. Mary’s global experience includes executive level information security roles with GE Capital, Johnson & Johnson and Comcast Corporation. Mary’s entrepreneur endeavors include starting and running MBS Information Security Consulting, LLC (MBS). Most recently, Mary opened the Law Offices of Mary N. Chaney, P.L.L.C, The Cyber Security Law Firm of Texas, with the mission advising boards of directors, CIOs, CISOs and general counsel on how to legally protect their companies from cyber related risk. She has recently launched her own nonprofit, Minorities in Cybersecurity, Inc. (MiC) which focuses on support, leadership and career development for women and minorities in cybersecurity. Mary currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her mother and two children, where she enjoys kickboxing, target shooting and poetry.
Celeste Fralick

Celeste Fralick,
Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist at McAfee

Celeste Fralick, Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Data Scientist for McAfee in the Office of the CTO, is responsible for innovating advanced analytics and analytic processes at McAfee. She was named one of Forbes’ inaugural “Top 50 Technical Women in America” in Dec. 2018, Industry Leaders 2019 “5 Influential Leaders in Cybersecurity”, Insights Success’ “2020’s Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch” and, most recently, CDO Magazine’s inaugural “Global Power Data Women” and earning her company the coveted 2020 IEEE CIS Outstanding Organization. She has applied machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence to 10 different markets, spanning a 40-year career in quality, reliability, engineering, and data science. Celeste holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University, concentrating in Deep Learning, Design of Experiments, and neuroscience.
Scott Howitt

Scott Howitt,
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at McAfee

Scott Howitt is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at McAfee. He is responsible for McAfee’s corporate systems, leading the Information Security and IT organizations, and for driving the company’s cloud transformation. Prior to McAfee, Scott served as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and CIO of MGM Resorts International. His leadership journey included executive roles at JCPenney, Alliance Data, and Electronic Data Systems (EDS). He was also a Commissioner on Nevada’s DHS Cyber Security Commission and was a founding member and served on the Board of the Retail and Hospitality ISAC.
In his free time, Scott is a voracious reader and avid hiker, and he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.