Bethany De Lude

Bethany De Lude serves as Carlyle’s Chief Information Security Officer and is based in Washington, DC. She is also a member of Carlyle's Operating Committee.

She leads Carlyle’s cybersecurity program and works with stakeholders across the firm to create an adaptable and secure business environment. She believes that cyber resilient organizations inspire trust, preserve value, and achieve competitive advantage by being able to focus on delivering strategic outcomes without distraction. She chairs Carlyle’s cyber security steering committee and leads the Women of GTS cohort.

Prior to joining Carlyle, she was the first CISO for the Federal Judiciary, the PCAOB, and Riggs Bank. She has also held leadership positions at the National Security Agency, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Corporate Executive Board. Bethany earned an MS degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from the Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a US Patent [#6,223,985] and has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional [#27959] since 2002.