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Annie Searle

CV Lecturer
asearle@uw.edu
Mary Gates Hall 330J
Phone: 206-453-4386

Specialization

  • Ethics of Information and Technology
  • Information Assurance, including Terrorism & Cyber Risk
  • Operational Risk and Critical Infrastructure

Courses

  • IMT 500 - Foundations Of Information Management
  • INFO 312 - Enterprise Risk Management

Biography

Searle writes, speaks and publishes in the field of information risk, terrorism, and cybersecurity; and on the impact of technology on ethics, policy and law. She is principal of ASA Risk Consultants, a Seattle-based firm, that works with critical infrastructure firms to close gaps in policies and programs that reduce risk exposures; and that publishes research notes and publications through the ASA Institute for Risk and Innovation. From 1999 to 2009, Searle worked at Washington Mutual, most of that time as senior executive in charge of enterprise risk services, and as chair of the corporate crisis management team. Searle is one of the founders and served as President & CEO of Delphi Computers & Peripherals from 1984 to 1999, earning both a Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year and a Matrix Table award. She is a lifetime member of the Institute of American Entrepreneurs.

She is the author of one book for the general public, titled "Advice From A Risk Detective," now in its second edition; publisher/contributor of four other books, "Reflections on Risk, Volumes I, II, III and IV," collections of research notes written primarily by UW Information School students; and author of a chapter in Conduct Risk: A Practitioner's Guide (London: Risk Books, 2016). In the spring of 2017, she was invited to join the global cybersecurity initiative being hosted by the Jackson School of International Studies. Her specific practice areas are conduct risk, global response around catastrophic events that could include terrorism, cyber events or pandemics; reputation risk and leadership, privacy, the limits of surveillance, crisis management, business continuity, corporate and information security; and information ethics, policy and law.

Searle is a full time lecturer at the Information School, and is the faculty adviser for the University of Washington's ISACA chapter. Her previous careers include public television, the visual arts, technology and banking.

Education

  • MA, English, University of Iowa
  • BA, English, University of Iowa

Awards

  • Hall of Fame for Women in Emergency Management and Homeland Security - International Network of Women in Emergency Management, 2011

Memberships

  • ISACA chapter, University of Washington
  • Business Executives for National Security
  • Executive Women's Forum
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals
  • Seattle Public Library Foundation
  • New York University Global Risk Network
  • City of Seattle Disaster Management Committee

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Executives and Risk: What Your Teams Won't Tell You (2017)
    The Risk Universe, Issue 66 Author: Annie Searle
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    Why Didn't We See This One Coming? (2017)
    The Risk Universe, Issue 63 Author: Annie Searle
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    "How Does Conduct Risk Manifest and What Are the Root Causes?" (Chapter 2) and "Closing Comments on the Future of Conduct Risk" (Chapter 19) (2016)
    Conduct Risk: A Practitioner's Guide Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    A Chance for Bankers to Step Forward (2016)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    History is Always Being Made (2016)
    The Risk Universe, Issue 60 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    The Encryption Dustup (2016)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    When Does 'Taking Full Responsibility' Have Consequences? (2016)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Will the Center Hold? (2016)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    "Dear Member of the Board" (2015)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    "Dear Member of the Board" (reprint) (2015)
    The Corporate Report: Facilitating Business in South Africa, Volume 5, Issue 1 Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    "ISIS is an Operational Risk" (2015)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Managing Privacy Risk (2015)
    Author: Annie Searle
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    People Should Be Your Greatest Asset (2015)
    The Risk Universe, Issue 46 Author: Annie Searle
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Reflections on Risk, Volume III (2015)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9839347-6-9 Authors: Annie Searle, Emily Oxenford
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Will We Always Have to Talk About Ethics? (2015)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    "Are Living Wills the Answer?" (2014)
    THe Risk Universe magazine, Issue 26, Page pp.13-14 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    "Ebola Risk--From Epidemic to Pandemic?" (2014)
    The Risk Universe Author: Annie Searle
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    "Insider Threats Escalate Operational Risk" (2014)
    The Risk Universe, Issue 30 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Reflections on Risk, Volume II (2014)
    , Issue Second, Page 333, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9839347-6-9 Authors: Annie Searle, Emily Oxenford
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    "Every Wall Is A Door" (2013)
    The Risk Universe Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    "Perfect Pitch: Writing for Executives" (2013)
    The Risk Universe Author: Margaret Searle
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Advice From A Risk Detective: Second Edition (2013)
    , Page 135, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9839347-5-2 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Remembering 9/11 (2013)
    The RIsk Universe magazine, Issue 21, Page pp. 16-17 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Vendor Risk and Intellectual Property (2013)
    The Risk Universe magazine, Issue 23, Page pp. 16-17 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    "Ethical Conduct: Is it Your Bigget Risk?" (2012)
    The Risk Universe Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    "Reflections on The Lost Bank" (2012)
    The Risk Universe, Volume I, Issue #7, Page 34-39 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    "The Crisis Management Playbook" (2012)
    Continuity Insights Bulletin Author: Margaret Searle
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Reflections on Risk, Volume I (2012)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9839347-2-1-51495 Authors: Annie Searle, Akshay Bhagwatwar, Shirish Munshi, Emily Oxenford, Andrew Hansen,
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    "How Worried Are You?" (2011)
    Seattle Business magazine, Page 1 Author: Margaret Searle
  • Book, Non-Scholarly-New
    Advice From A RIsk Detective: At Home, At Work, Online And On The Road (2011)
    , ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9839347-0-7-51495 Author: Annie Searle
  • Conference Short Paper
    "A Seat at the Table for Operational Risk" (2010)
    Proceedings of the 7th International ISCRAM Conference Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Data Protection: Five Simple Mitigation Strategies to Minimize Personal Information Loss (2010)
    Nymity Privaworks Author: Margaret Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Pandemic Readiness in the U.S. Financial Sector: When Failure is not an Option (2008)
    Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, Volume 2, Issue 4, Page 8 Author: Annie Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    U.S. Financial Sector Prepares for Pandemic Flu (2007)
    Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, Volume 1, Issue 3, Page 10 Author: Annie Searle
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Museums and the Public Interest
    Museum News Author: Margaret Searle

Presentations

  • "Cybersecurity Policy That Crosses Borders" (2017)
    SecureWorld Seattle - Seattle, WA
  • "Malicious Insider Threats and Conduct Risk" (2017)
    ISACA Puget Sound Chapter Meeting - Seattle WA 98115
  • Linking Enterprise Risk Management to Organizational Value (2017)
    The Great Conversation: Security Risk Management in 2017 - Seattle, WA
  • Ethical Misconduct: Our Largest Operational Risk? (2016)
    18th Annual OpRisk North America Conference - New York, NY
  • How Did I Get Here Stories (2016)
    Balancing Risk and Opportunity: Transforming Cybersecurity, Risk & Privacy Beyond the Enterprise, Executive Women's Forum 14th Annual Conference - Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Urgent Threats Forum, Global Risk Network, InterCEP Progam (2016)
    New York University - New York, NY
  • Access, Privacy and Information Risk (2015)
    iAffiliates Day 2015: Information, Technology and Society - Seattle, Washington
  • Assessing Third-Party Relationships Under the New Regulatory Regime (2015)
    2nd Annual Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Forum - New York, New York
  • If You Can't Manage Your Data, How Can You Manage Your Company? (2015)
    Data Management Association Puget Sound DAMA Day - Bellevue, Washington
  • Making the Case to Executives and Boards (2015)
    SecureWorld Portland - Portland, Oregon
  • Making the Case to Executives and Boards, Part II (2015)
    SecureWorld Seattle - Bellevue, Washington
  • Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Regulate? (2015)
    OpRIsk World 2014 Amsterdam Consortium - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • "Advice From A Risk Detective" (2014)
    Starbucks 2014 Global Safety & Security Forum - Seattle, WA
  • "Living Wills and Business Resiliency" and "Too Big to Fail?" (2014)
    OpRIsk World 2014, Consoritum - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • "The BIA as the Foundation of Operational Risk Management" (2014)
    Continuity Insights Spring Conference - New Orleans, LA
  • "Weaving Together the Right Plan to Prepare for Reputational and Operational Risks" (2014)
    Kibble & Prentice Forum - Seattle, WA
  • "Corporate Risk Management Since 9/11" (2013)
    Starbucks Lunch & Learn presentation - Seattle, WA
  • "Cyber Security/Cyber Terrorism" (2013)
    Shared Assessments Summit, FInancial Services Roundatable - Boston, MA
  • "Extending Our Reach: Public-Private Partnerships" (2013)
    2013 DHS Confererence on Building Resilience, Department of Homeland Security - Washington, DC
  • "Making a Crisis Count: Transitioning from Reaction to Proactive Enterprise Risk Assessment" (2013)
    2013 IIA Conference on Governance, Risk and Controls, Institute of Internal Auditors - Phoenix, AZ
  • "Managing the Risk of Cyber Fraud" (2013)
    2013 Business and Management Conference, Washington Society of CPAs - Bellevue, WA
  • "Walking the Security TIghtrope" (2013)
    2013 Pacific Northwest Construction Industry Conference, Washington Society of CPAs - Seattle, WA
  • "Business Continuity Planning: Lessons Learned from the Joplin Tornado" (2012)
    EPCOR spring and fall conferences 2012, EPCOR electronic payments conference spring and fall 2012 - Columbus, Ohio and Kansas City, Mo.
  • "Ethical Misconduct: Is It Your Biggest Risk?" (2012)
    Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum - Bellevue, WA
  • "Thnking Big About Small Business" (2012)
    Building Resilience Through Public-Private Partnerships, FEMA and USNORTHCOM - Colorado Springs, CO
  • "What Does An Auditor Need to Know About Crisis Management?" (2012)
    Institute of Internal Auditors GRC Conference, Institute of Internal Auditors 2012 GRC Conference - Palm Beach, FL
  • "Risks and Benefits of Cloud Computing" (2011)
    Financial Services Roundtable's Shared Assessments Summit - Boston, MA
  • "Tweet Me Up: Using Social Media for Crisis Management" (2011)
    Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference - Tacoma, WA
  • "Community Security and Resiliency/Recovery in a Catastrophic BiologicaL Incident" (2010)
    Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration Summit - Seattle, WA
  • "Conquering Tough Challenges Through Public Private Partnerships" (2010)
    Disaster Recovery Journal Fall Conference - San Diego, CA
  • "Security Interoperability and Cloud Computing" (2010)
    Financial Services Roundtable's Shared Assessments Summit - Providence, RI