Founder & CEO, Protect US Kids Foundation
Veda T. Woods is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of a 5013c non-profit, Protect Us Kids Foundation, and serves as a cybersecurity advisor and social activist against commercial sex trafficking of youth on the Internet.
Protect Us Kids Foundation strives to build partnerships that bridge the development of innovative technologies and solutions that can be leveraged towards protecting our youth in cyberspace; specifically, towards ending sexual violence, exploitation and abuse against children.
As a cybersecurity executive at a leading global financial services firm, Veda is accountable for cybersecurity threat intelligence oversight in support of ensuring a transparent, consistent and comprehensive program for managing operational risk across the firm globally. She also participates on national and international working groups, seeking best practices in cyber research, data governance, risk management and policy to support strategic initiatives. Veda has received numerous awards for her contribution for underrepresented groups and continuously support women and minorities in STEM/STEAM.