Meghan McGrath is a security ethnographer and design strategist for IBM in NY. She looks at how the world’s most sensitive data gets protected, and at the role of human behavior, cultural norms, occupational humor, and transnational policy in shaping cybersecurity practices. Meghan was the Design Lead for IBM Pervasive Encryption on Z14, the first mainframe to be “co-created with clients.” Her work on this project was recognized with IBM’s prestigious Outstanding Technical Achievement Award and with an Agile Excellence Award in Enterprise Cryptography. She has taught over 300 hours of Enterprise Design Thinking workshops and has driven the adoption of design thinking among IBM teams across nine different time zones. Outside of work, she is a small press publisher, community radio DJ, and velociraptor enthusiast.
*Currently on Global Assignment with the 3A Institute