Kate Naunheim

Consulting Director

Unit 42

Kate Naunheim is a Consulting Director with Unit 42. She has 12+ years of experience developing and implementing high-confidence cybersecurity programs, including control design and implementation. She has a practitioner background in cybersecurity technical assessments, IT risk assessments, IT audits, systems implementation, and change management. She performs technical and risk assessments for Fortune 500 and midsize companies using various cybersecurity frameworks to identify and remediate cybersecurity control design and implementation gaps. Kate joined Unit 42 from a technology startup developing an information security program management software. Previously, she worked as a senior consultant at a boutique business and technology consulting firm, where she focused on designing and executing disaster recovery operating models. Before this, Kate worked for Deloitte, a large accounting and professional services firm, managing cybersecurity, National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”), and Payment Card Information (“PCI”) Data Security Standard (“DSS”) audits, as well as at Accenture doing similar work. Kate began her cybersecurity career as a consultant providing financial, acquisition, and budget analysis and developing audit plans for U.S. Navy and U.S. Army programs. She has in-depth experience in engagement management, supporting on-time/on-target project delivery, and building high-performing cross-functional consulting teams to address critical cybersecurity challenges in developing and mature organizations.