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Mehak Kalsi

Mehak is co-Chair for the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA’s) Quantum-Safe Security (QSS) Working Group (WG), which was formed to address key generation and transmission methods and help the industry understand quantum‐safe methods for protecting their networks and their data. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, and CMMC at her current firm and in the greater technology industry. Mehak is an insight-driven, multi-faceted, solution-oriented professional with a proven track record of successfully developing holistic, 360-degree cybersecurity strategies and project roadmaps that effectively anticipate and mitigate information security risks on a global scale. Mehak has been interviewed by publications as a leader in the Quantum Computing industry to share her knowledge and vision. She is a frequent speaker in person at conferences and on webinars to share her expertise and insight of Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, and CMMC. She holds Professional Certifications from Stanford University in Advanced Cybersecurity and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Quantum Computing. Additionally, she has a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management and Bachelor of Science focused on the hard sciences both from the University of Florida. She also holds a number of industry recognized certifications including a CISSP, CISA, and CMMC-RP along with others. Furthermore, Mehak has been an active member in the CSA QSS WG since 2021. She authors the monthly editorial for the CSA QSS WG newsletter and actively participates in other initiatives, publications, etc. Recently, she helped develop and finalize a first of its kind countdown clock for quantum computers to show a quantum advantage. Since its release, the countdown clock has been referred to in several industry presentations including DEFCON 30 and a number industry articles. She is excited to continue working with the CSA QSS WG.