Deika Elmi

Deika is a CyberSecurity Risk Assurance Manager at CDK Global, an ISO 27001 Certified Lead Auditor, a public speaker, and a thought leader in the field of security.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

Deika speaks 5 languages and she's a security expert in all of them! Her background is international so her perspective is global. She's got depth as well as breadth: she's been in the security and risk field for many years. She cares deeply about making the world safer for everyone.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1. She identified and mitigated significant process gaps at her current job, reducing risk.
  2. In 2019, she implemented automated risk management tools in record time.
  3. She automated the review process, thereby reducing work and man-hours required for access reviews by 80%. She also lowered costs!

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Deika relocated overseas with her employer and successfully managed security and compliance for a $2 Billion defense program for 6 years.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

She grew up in Rome, Italy and moved back to the US at 16.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

Deika has identified comfort with ambiguity as an important quality for leaders in Risk. As well as a lack of fear to ask for help. This makes people open up and want to collaborate.


Goldman Sachs
Vice President of Security Engineering

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