Stacey Halota, Vice President, Information Security and Privacy, joined The Washington Post Company in 2003. She sets the strategic information security and privacy goals for the company and leads the development and implementation of information security and privacy programs including Sarbanes Oxley, privacy law, and Payment Card Industry compliance and other data protection efforts.

Stacey has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology, security and privacy field. Before joining The Washington Post Company she served as the federal government and southeast region leader of Guardent (now part of Verisign), a security and privacy consulting and managed security services company. She helped to build Guardent Consulting Services from a regional decentralized model into a national information security consulting organization recognized by Computerworld as a top 100 company to watch among IT companies, with Guardent as the only IT Security and Privacy company included.

Prior to Guardent, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Technology Risk Services (TRS) consulting practice. There, she assisted with growing the team serving the mid-Atlantic market and federal government from two consultants with no client base or revenue to 46 consultants and $9.3M in annual revenue in three years. Her teams led assessments of multi-billion dollar corporations and government agencies and Stacey provided thought leadership in developing guidelines used to measure database and operating system security that were followed by PwC globally.

Stacey was recently named as one of five finalists for Secure Computing Magazine's 2009 Chief Security Officer of the Year, and was also named 2009 Mid-Atlantic Information Security Executive of the Year (Commercial Category). She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).