Samara Moore is Director, Security Assurancet at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Samara leads the security assurance program for global regulated industries and the U.S. public sector. As a thought leader and seasoned cybersecurity practitioner, she has focused her career on implementing and sustaining programs to effectively manage cyber risks and align security measures with business and IT strategies.
Prior to joining AWS, Samara managed enterprise security programs for regulated and non-regulated environments for a major energy provider. She also managed security programs within the federal government for more than 10 years, including as a Director of Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity for the WH National Security Council and Sr. Cybersecurity Advisor at the Energy Department. Samara has worked in security consulting, operations and policy, and led development of frameworks such as the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model and supported development of the NIST Cyber Security Framework. She also serves as an advisor/board member for several nonprofit cybersecurity organizations.
Samara has an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech and graduate degree in Engineering Management and System Engineering (Information Security Management) from George Washington University.