Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. McCarthy has more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, including founding T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada. In 2015, McCarthy launched ISE® Talent, which specializes in executive-level searches as well as high-demand security industry skill-sets and specializations across all industry verticals.

A 2012 recipient of a 4th Congressional District of Georgia citation, McCarthy was lauded for fostering greater visibility and professionalism for the IT security industry. McCarthy was named a 2015 Top Entrepreneur in the Middle Market Category by the Atlanta Chapter of TiE.

In 2016, McCarthy was welcomed to the Atlanta Girls' School Board of Trustees to contribute her extensive knowledge and experience in cultivating young girls' minds and futures. McCarthy is also a member of the advisory board for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and also serves on the Board of Directors for TechBridge.

In January of 2017, Marci was named the Inaugural Advisory Board Chair for the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that will drive the national dialogue on technology security in the United States.

Marci also worked with the ICMCP to help create The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program, which provides $5,000 over a two-year period to help talented women and minority students advance in cybersecurity and obtain professional certifications via CompTIA.

She has been a speaker at many ISSA Conferences as well is a nationally sought-after speaker on information security, women in security, and leadership topics.