Biography of Rebecca Brown
Program Manager, Arizona Public Service
Rebecca Friedenthal Brown is the program manager for the Information Security & Compliance department at Arizona Public Service (APS). Based in Phoenix, APS is Arizona’s largest electric company and serves nearly 1.2 million customers across the state.
At APS, Brown is responsible for oversight of several aspects of the company cyber security, data privacy and compliance programs, including security awareness, security governance, risk management, policy development and maintenance, governance, metrics and stakeholder reporting. She also is responsible for delivering presentations on a wide variety of cybersecurity-related topics, including creating great passwords, phishing, ransomware and data privacy, to help improve security awareness across the organization.
Brown is a versatile professional with more than 20 years of experience in information technology and nine years in the energy sector. Brown joined APS in 2014 from Salt River Project (SRP), where she was a senior cyber security analyst, managing cyber projects and programs. At SRP, she managed, developed and implemented strategies, messaging and programs to improve security, security awareness and data privacy. She also created and led activities related to large-scale organizational change management projects, including implementation of security controls and policies.
Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Design from California State University, Chico and a Master of Science degree in Information Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. In addition, Brown holds several industry certifications, including Agile, Six Sigma, ITIL, Organizational Change Management (Prosci) and she is also an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC).