Heather StratfordSPEAKER. AUTHOR. ENTREPRENEUR.
Technology is the Core to our Collective Future
Founder & CEO of Stronger International and Drip7
Heather is a thought-leader in the IT Training and Cybersecurity field. Heather keynotes at conferences, universities, and for enterprise clients. She writes on cybersecurity and has been featured and written for such global organizations as the 2018 G7 Summit held in Canada.
Heather regularly speaks about Cybersecurity, Women in Technology, Women and Diversity in Cybersecurity, creating a Cybersecurity Culture, Entrepreneurship, Privacy, and the shifting regulations and how to manage cybersecurity risks. As a speaker, Heather captivates and holds an audience’s attention, while sharing insights and experiences relevant to their lives and professions. She brings a new vision to complicated current events and their potential impacts on business practices.
Recognized most recently, in 2019, Heather won a national year-long fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation. Heather also received a national scholarship from Goldman Sachs to participate in the 10,000 Small Businesses Program. She is 2019 alumni of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Program. In 2018, Heather received the Women in Business Leadership Award from Whitworth University. She has also served as a Board Member on the Community Security Coalition, a regional non-profit helping provide cyber and technology education.
Heather has led technology teams throughout her career, which spanned the fields of publishing, manufacturing, technology, food services, contractor services, and transportation.
She specializes in start-ups and young organizations and has launched three of her own national companies: Moxie Marketing, a technology integrator for the Marketing Industry, and Stronger International Inc., a Cybersecurity and Technical Training firm. Most recently, Drip7, a Microlearning Platform focused on cybersecurity awareness eduction. Heather participated in a Q&A that was published in the Journal of Business on the topic of Cybersecurity and remote work. This article can be found at www.spokanejournal.com/local-news/qa-with-cybersecurity-expert-heather-stratford/
Heather’s educational background includes an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University.
Cybersecurity & Privacy
5 Key steps for securing a small business
CCPA & GDPR
Entrepreneurship & Women in Tech
Taking Risks/Creating Opportunities
Steps for Entrepreneurs
MicroLearning & Training
Behavior Change with microlearning, Keys to cyber education that works
Legislation & Regulation in the Cybersecurity Sector
A paradigm shift is required for the whole organization. Every part of the organization contributes to its success or failure. Creating a security culture is not a one-time event, it is a new way of talking and acting.
“Heather Stratford is a great partner in the Security Awareness and Education space. The tools her company, Stronger International, provides to help with the UW-Madison Cybersecurity Program are exceptional with top shelf support. Heather’s public speaking skills have delivered the past two years at the Lockdown Technology and Cybersecurity Conference where she was rated as one of the top presenters.”
“Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Heather speak at a leadership conference. Heather was articulate, engaging, and had several real-life examples that the audience could relate to. She is a true professional, and we are lucky to have her as a business leader in our community.”
“Great overview on cybersecurity. I liked that the session touched on aspects I wouldn’t have though of (or I had forgotten about) and why they are so important.”
“Heather is an engaging, articulate, and knowledgeable speaker. Through a combination of personal stories, factual evidence, and practical tools, she captivates the audience and leaves them with actionable steps. Never shying away from her own struggles and mistakes, Heather connects with her listeners in a deeply humble, relatable way. I highly recommend her as a speaker.”
“Heather is a passionate speaker that brings enthusiasm and wisdom to each of her presentations. She is an engaging speaker with a wealth of cybersecurity wisdom to offer. It was great hearing her presentation and speaking with her after to elaborate on many shared ideas surrounding cyber.”
“We do a ton of cybersecurity training out here, as I’m sure you can imagine, but I still took away a few great nuggets we can use. I hadn’t heard the information about patching presented in quite that way before, so it was good to know the impact of delaying those dreaded software updates!”
“Heather Stratford was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. Thanks for bringing her in to train our team.”
“I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your time yesterday. I have truly enjoyed and learned a lot from the workshop. Also, I’ve gained so much confidence after the workshop. The workshop helped me get a better understanding of culture, salary research, and how to be a woman in business. Thanks again!”
“Being in the Cybersecurity field, I was excited for this talk. Heather knew her stuff and had an awesome presentation. That topic can often be scary or overwhelming, but she made it easy to understand and just the right amount of scary!”