Chief Information Security Officer
Mel Knight is the CISO of Brier & Thorn, with a successful career in Cyber Defense Operations. Previous to her role at Brier & Thorn, Mel developed her expertise in the industry through her roles as the VP Managed Security Services at Herjavec Group as well as the Department of Defense Computer Network Defense (CND) and the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration SOC.
As Brier & Thorn's CISO she is the champion for SOC operations, our customer service and oversees the strategy for our security team.
Mel builds relationships through mentorship programs at various colleges and universities, hosting programs such as Capture the Flag events for hopeful cybersecurity practitioners.