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(ISC)² Security Congress 2021 - Career Center & Recordings

1868932 - In Their Own Words: Focus Group Research Details Diverse Perspectives and Experiences Working in Cybersecurity

Oct 18, 2021 4:15pm ‐ Oct 18, 2021 5:15pm

Credits: None available.


The need for diversity in cybersecurity is firmly established. Diverse perspectives help generate innovative ideas needed to solve the complex problems facing our industry. (ISC)² is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the cybersecurity industry and in everything we do as an organization. Earlier this year, (ISC)² convened a focus group of diverse professionals working in the cybersecurity industry around the globe who provided first-person accounts of their experiences working in the industry. In this session, we will discuss the findings from that research, as well as have an open discussion with some of the research participants into how we can improve and accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide insight into the experiences of women and people of color in the cybersecurity industry.
  • Offer suggestions on how to create a more inclusive workplace and how to recruit diverse talent.
  • Provide resources for participants to support their organizations in a DEI journey.


  • Mary Chaney, CISSP, CIPP/US, Board Member, Entrepreneur & Information Security and Privacy Executive
  • Lynn Dohm, Executive Director, Women In Security (WICYS)
  • Dwan Jones, (ISC)² Independent Diversity Consultant, (ISC)²
  • Tara Wisniewski, EVP, Advocacy, Global Markets and Member Engagement, (ISC)²
Tags: Basic


  • 1.00 - CPE

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