Kavitha Venkataswamy is a Director Digital Product Security, supporting Enterprise Platforms and Products. Her areas of expertise include Threat Modeling, Security testing, DevSecOps integration, Vulnerability and Risk management. In her 20 plus years of career, transitioning to Cybersecurity from a software engineering background, she has experienced both Building and Defending Systems and been part of the digital transformation journey.

Prior to Capital One, Kavitha has been part of Macy’s Tech, leading product security for website and mobile applications. Her earlier roles include developing large scale web applications.

She is part of the Committee for Capital One Women In Technology San Francisco Chapter supporting the mission of women to ‘Get in and Stay in Tech!’ . To advocate for more women to consider cybersecurity as a possible career path, she mentors new graduates, conducting workshops and given talks at various non profit organizations like Women Who Code, Grace Hopper and Day of SHEcurity. Kavitha lives in San Francisco and enjoys hiking.