Meet our next 2024 NM Women in Tech Awards Honoree, Lauren Trujillo! A dedicated professional committed to advancing digital transformation in Fortune 100 IT teams worldwide. Specializing in cybersecurity, cloud architecture, and DevOps, Lauren has built a stellar reputation as the go-to technical expert for global giants like Costco, PetSmart, Disney, ESPN, and Sony Interactive Entertainment. 

Driven by a passion for continuous learning, Lauren holds certifications including Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Information Systems Auditor, alongside 15+ certifications in leading cloud and security vendors. Currently pursuing professional certifications in DevOps and DevSecOps at MIT, Lauren is dedicated to staying at the forefront of industry innovation. 

Recognized as one of the top technical resources for Lumen Technologies in 2024, Lauren has been highlighted as a speaker for Lumen’s Summer Security Summit Series. Additionally, Lauren serves as the Co-Chair for Maker’s Mission, a nonprofit aimed at inspiring the next generation of innovators by providing underprivileged schools with the tools and technology they need to succeed. 

As a Women in Leadership Advisory Board Member at the University of Houston,  Lauren advocates for women exploring careers in cybersecurity and mentors Lumen’s new hires and interns in infosec architecture and engineering. [He/She] is also an expert resource and advocate for SLED, HigherEd, and K-12 organizations, providing invaluable guidance on technology frameworks and funding programs. 

Lauren has an impressive list of achievements, including:  

  • Named 1 of 4 top technical resources for Lumen Technologies in 2024. 
  • Highlighted as a speaker for Lumen’s Summer Security Summit Series as a top security expert in 2024. 
  • Named Co-Chair for Maker’s Mission non-profit board of directors. 
  • Certified Ethical Hacker. 
  • Certified in Fortinet NSE 1-4, Palo Alto, Cisco, Azure, SPLUNK, Netskope, Cato, TrustMarq, Versa, AppGate, and other industry-leading security & cloud vendors. 

“I have worked my way up through various roles within the industry and creating a reputation as the “go-to” technical resource, “ says Lauren of her drive for success. “I have dedicated my career to staying curious and consistently pushing myself to continuously learning the industry from every angle.” 

With a steadfast commitment to empowering others and driving positive change, Lauren is a true leader in the tech industry, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and shaping the future of technology.  

Join us on March 13th at Hotel Albuquerque for the 16th Annual Women In Tech Awards! At the Awards Luncheon, we will be celebrating Lauren and all of our 2024 Awardees, as well as past Awardees and the Women In Tech Award Scholarship winners. We can’t wait to see you there!