Marci McCarthy is a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and advocate at the forefront of the information security industry. As the CEO and President of T.E.N., Marci brings nearly three decades of business management expertise to her role, spearheading innovative initiatives that redefine networking and relationship-marketing in the realm of cybersecurity.

A trailblazer in her field, Marci is the driving force behind T.E.N.'s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series. Recognized as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada, Marci's dedication to fostering excellence and connectivity in the IT security industry is unparalleled.

Marci's impact extends beyond the business realm, earning her numerous accolades and honors. In 2012, she received a prestigious citation from the 4th Congressional District of Georgia, commemorating her efforts to elevate visibility and professionalism within the IT security sector. Her contributions were further celebrated with the declaration of "Marci McCarthy Day" on March 13th.

Acknowledged as one of IFSEC's Global Security and Fire Influencers for 2018, Marci ranked #3 in the Cybersecurity category, marking her as the highest-ranking woman on the list. Her dedication to improving security extends to her home state, where she received a proclamation from the Georgia State Senate in 2022, recognizing her leadership and commitment to enhancing security in Georgia's information technology systems and electoral processes.

Marci's commitment to education and empowerment is evident through her involvement in various corporate, academic advisory, and non-profit boards. She serves on Spirion's Board of Directors, the University of Alabama's Culverhouse Cyber Executive Board of Advisors, and Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group (EBCS). Additionally, Marci's philanthropic endeavors include establishing "The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program" in partnership with Cyversity, providing financial support to women and minority students pursuing careers in cybersecurity.

A sought-after speaker and lecturer, Marci shares her expertise at national conferences and events, addressing topics ranging from cybersecurity and women in technology to leadership and entrepreneurship. Her dynamic presence and insightful contributions continue to inspire and empower audiences worldwide.

In every endeavor, Marci McCarthy exemplifies visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, and a relentless commitment to driving positive change in the cybersecurity landscape and beyond.