Deirdre Hanford is a Chief Security Officer at Synopsys, where she works collaboratively to safeguard Synopsys and leads efforts to drive industry awareness for secure design.
Previously, Deirdre served as Co-General Manager of Synopsys’ Design Group, responsible for leading the development and deployment of their physical design, implementation, and analog product lines. Deirdre has held a number of positions at Synopsys since joining the company in 1988 and becoming its 8ths employee.
In 2001, Deirdre received the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award and the Marie R. Pistilli Women in EDA Achievement Award. She currently chairs Brown University's Engineering Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of Directors of Cirrus Logic, Inc.