Joy Smith

Lead, Cyber Solutions, McKinsey&Company

Joy Smith is a Leader of Cyber Solutions by McKinsey (CSM) and is based in Houston, TX. She has 13 years of experience leading information security-focused organizations. At McKinsey, she advises clients on managing cyber-risk using data-driven, business-focused methodologies and solutions. Prior to McKinsey, Smith was a Director at Novetta, and she was a Leader of Novetta’s Information Exploitation division. From 2008 to 2012 she was a General Manager of IBG, a startup focused on providing market research, services and custom solutions. From 2005 to 2007, she was a Research Analyst at GlaxoSmithKline. Smith earned a BS in biomedical engineering from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds CISSP and PMP certifications.