Melanie Ensign is the founder and CEO of Discernible Inc., a specialized security and privacy communications consultancy. After managing security and privacy communications for some of the world's most notable brands including Facebook, Uber, and AT&T, she now helps even more organizations adopt effective communication strategies that improve operations and help reduce risk. She counsels executives and technical teams alike on how to cut through internal politics, dysfunctional inertia, and meaningless metrics. Melanie also leads the press department for DEF CON and has logged hundreds of hours diving with sharks all around the world. She holds a degree in communications from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Master of Science from Boston University.