Trina Ford

Trina Ford is the Vice President of Global Integrated Risk Operations for ADP, one of the world’s largest providers of Human Capital Management Solutions.  She leads the design, vision and execution of ADP’s new, overarching Global Integrated Risk Operations Organization and oversees the implementation of the risk strategy and framework, operations and architecture. Her team also links the corporate strategy to quantifiable business objectives and ensures the aggregation of risk data and activities from across the enterprise. Trina has direct responsibility for third-party risk, operational risk, M&A risk, client security management, controls assurance, policy management and business unit risk and control self-assessments.

Prior, Trina served as Vice President, Chief Business Security Officer. In this role, she advised and partnered with senior executives across the company to embed and align security, risk and privacy practices within business unit strategies. Trina has also held several other strategic leadership roles; specifically, Senior Director, Vendor and Partner Assurance, as well as Director, Third Party Assurance, where she had strategic oversight and operational and functional responsibility for the governance, development and execution of all assurance measures taken with third parties.

Before joining ADP, Trina held several leadership positions within information technology in multiple sectors; with the most noteworthy as Head of IT Compliance and Security for Royal Caribbean Cruises. In that role, Trina launched the IT Compliance and Security Program where she set the course for ensuring the protection of the company’s data, assets and fleet.

Trina has over 15 years of regulatory compliance, risk management and information security experience and is recognized as a leader in her field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University and several industry certifications. She is an accomplished speaker and is routinely invited to speak as an expert on cyber and third party risks. She has addressed audiences at the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress Conference, the Executive Women’s Forum Conference, CSO50 Conferences and participated in Cyber Security Women on Capitol Hill and NTSC National CISO Policy Conference.

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