Companies hope cybersecurity experts in the boardroom can counter hacks

August 16, 2015

The board of directors at construction and engineering company Parsons Corp. needed to fill a seat two years ago.

Naturally, they wanted someone with communication and leadership skills. They also needed someone new: an expert to help them battle computer hackers, cyberthieves, electronic spies, digital vandals and anybody else out to wreak havoc in a connected world.

The privately held Pasadena firm’s latest board member is Suzanne Vautrinot, a retired Air Force major general who helped create the Department of Defense’s U.S. Cyber Command and led the Air Force’s IT and online battle group.


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