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Joyce Brocaglia

Joyce Brocaglia

CEO, Alta Associates and CEO & Founder, The Executive Women's Forum - Alta Associates


For over three decades Joyce has dedicated her career to building world class diverse teams and advancing women leaders. In 1986 Joyce founded Alta Associates, the leading executive search firm specializing in cybersecurity and IT Risk. Ranked one of the top 50 executive search firms in the United States; Alta has an unprecedented track record of placing CISO’s and building world class diverse teams in cybersecurity, risk and technology.

Joyce is a strategic advisor to her clients who has gained the trust and respect of the industry’s most influential executives by accomplishing their strategic and diverse hiring goals. She is a career advisor to industry thought leaders and a trusted member of the Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy industry.  Joyce is sought after for her deep knowledge of the industry, market conditions, business intelligence and ability to create industry alliances.

In 2002, Joyce founded the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy (EWF). Today the EWF is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in their field. Joyce is fiercely dedicated to increasing opportunity, access and representation for all women of every race, religion, sexual orientation and seniority. 

Joyce’s reputation in the industry and extensive network has enabled her to create influential and impactful relationships with corporate leaders, Universities and the Government to affect positive change for all cybersecurity professionals and the organizations they serve.

In 2019 Joyce is launching BoardSuited, a comprehensive e-learning program for professionals who aspire to have a seat on the board of directors.

Joyce’s Awards and Milestones include:

Currently on the Board of Trustees of Drew University in NJ and the Advisory Board of Shared Assessments. 2018 Top 50 Entrepreneur of NJ, 2018 IFSEC Global Cybersecurity Influencer, 2016 SmartCEO, 2015 CSO Compass, 2014 SANS Difference Maker Award; 2014 Top 25 Women Entrepreneurs of New Jersey and 2013 Woman of Vision. Joyce is happily married and has three amazing daughters.