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.