Comcast Ups Soto to Global Chief Information Security Officer

Comcast Corp. has promoted Myrna Soto to SVP, global chief information security officer, where she will head up the alignment and development of cyber and data security strategies and policies across the entire Comcast enterprise, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Comcast Spectacor.

She reports to Michael Cavanagh, the recently named SVP and CFO of Comcast.

“Myrna is an outstanding leader both at Comcast and in the information security and technology community,” Cavanagh said, in a statement. “We’re pleased to have someone with her expertise to oversee this critically important work.”

Soto, who joined Comcast in 2009, most recently served as SVP, chief infrastructure and information security officer  within Engineering & Platform Services for Comcast Cable.  She 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. She also holds a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

A recipient of the 2015 CSO Compass Award, Soto also was named Information Security Executive of the Year in 2013 by ISE, and was named one of the top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos by CNET in 2014.