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Amanda Fennell - Tulane University. New Orleans, LA, US

Amanda Fennell

Adjunct Professor | Tulane University


Amanda Fennell is an information technology and cybersecurity expert.







Amanda Fennell, Relativity | IT Modernization Summit 2021 SOC Quarantine Diaries: Relativity CSO Amanda Fennell Securing Your IoT Smarthome with Amanda Fennell. EchelonOrchid Ep2: Women in Leadership | Amanda Fennell | Cybersecurity EchelonOrchid EP68: Whiskey Wednesday | Amanda Fennell | Charles Collins | Craftsmanship




Amanda Fennell has taught courses ranging from incident response and digital forensics to operationalizing threat intelligence since 2013. Fennell entered the industry after completing a master’s in digital forensics (High-Tech Crime) from The George Washington University. After several years of working as a government contractor and managing security for the Fortune 50, Fennell accumulated certifications to ensure mastery of some of the most important tools and theories in security: CHFI, EnCE, ACE, CISSP, ITIL and most recently a Certificate in Cybersecurity from the Rutgers College as a commitment to ongoing education.

Amanda has been a remote leader in the security space for 12 years and now lives in New Orleans with her husband (also Tulane adjunct faculty for neurosurgery) and three children.

Fennell joined the Relativity team in 2018 as a chief security officer. In her role, she is responsible for championing and directing security strategy. What was once a vision is now a fully developed global team called Calder7, where cybersecurity, product security and compliance specialists converge to deliver Relativity’s fully integrated security program.

Before joining Relativity, Fennell served as the global head of cyber response and digital forensics at Zurich Insurance Company. She also held several management and consulting positions at Symantec, Dell SecureWorks, Booz Allen Hamilton and Guidance Software where she garnered a wealth of knowledge on how to build and scale intelligence-driven security programs.

As an advocate for pro-active career management and advancement, Fennell served on the advisory board of Rutgers University - Rutgers Cyber Academy, an educational institution committed to creating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. She is an active supporter of closing the opportunity divide with organizations like Year Up where the mission is to close the opportunity divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Digital Forensics

Security Strategy

Cybersecurity Education


Information Technology

Cyber response

Education (2)

The George Washington University: Masters, Forensic Science, High Tech Crime, Computer Forensics 2008

Radford University: Bachelor of Science, Anthropology, Archeology, Osteology and Ceramics 2001

Media Appearances (2)

CSO Amanda Fennell brings her unconventional approach to legal, cyber and compliance issues to the Security Sandbox podcast

Security  online


Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at global legal and compliance technology company Relativity, has decided to bring her experience to audio in a new podcast called Security Sandbox. Fennell has more than a decade of experience in forensics and cybersecurity, is an adjunct professor at Tulane, and has past experience teaching courses ranging from incident response & digital forensics to operationalizing threat intelligence.

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Microsoft ditching passwords with Tulane professor Amanda Fennell for Tuesday, Sept. 28

WVUE-Fox 8  online


Microsoft ditching passwords

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