Laura Élan

MxD Cyber
Senior Director of Cybersecurity
7th Annual New England Cyber Conference : Delivering Advantage: Cybersecurity and Innovation
Laura Élan is the Senior Director of Cybersecurity for MxD Cyber: The DoD National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing (NCCM) which provides U.S. manufacturers supporting the DIB a unified and systematic approach to securing their operations & supply chains by providing the tools, protocols, skills, and information they need to undertake a secure digital transformation. In her role, she supports both Cybersecurity and Information Technology initiatives for the MxD organization, as well as to achieve MxD’s NCCM mission. Prior to joining MxD in 2021, Laura was responsible for Baxter Healthcare’s regulatory strategy for Digital Health products. She has also led the CSA Group Cybersecurity Certification business and served as the Cybersecurity Practice Lead for Underwriters Laboratories Digital Health business. Her experience is grounded in several decades of senior leadership roles for software, consumer, commercial and medical device product development, manufacturing, and compliance. Laura completed her undergraduate work in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana. She holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois, holds the RAC credential from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).