Stacy M. Arruda
Executive Director , State of Florida ISAO for Cyber Security
As the Executive Director for the Florida Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FL-ISAO), Ms. Arruda is responsible for directing the FL-ISAO’s mission to enable cybersecurity resilience for the State of Florida’s critical infrastructure sectors, sub-sectors and other communities-ofinterest, by accelerating public- and private-sector security situational awareness and defensive measures information sharing and coordinated response, supported by the adoption of best practice operationalized by workforce education. Ms. Arruda also is the CEO and Founder of the ARRUDA Group, a consulting firm.
Ms. Arruda retired from the FBI in 2018. During her 22-career, she held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in the Field and at FBI Headquarters. She is credited with drafting the FBI’s response to electronic attack in the International arena, as well as boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. She directed numerous computer intrusion investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state sponsored intrusions. Ms. Arruda has over 20 years of experience in Cyber and Counterintelligence matters.
Ms. Arruda lectures on a variety of Cyber related topics at leading universities and serves as a keynote speaker at major cyber security conferences around the world. She is a SME on the link between Social Media and data breaches. Ms. Arruda is on the Board of Directors for the National Credit Union-Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (NCU-ISAO), as well as the State of Florida-ISAO.
Ms. Arruda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Florida International University (FIU). She recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Leadership and Strategy from FIU.