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

1778653 - Women in Cybersecurity - a discussion of the journey, the challenges, and the opportunities

Oct 19, 2021 10:30am ‐ Oct 19, 2021 11:30am

Credits: None available.


At 25% workforce penetration, women are still underrepresented in cybersecurity. The question is: Why? And what do we do about it? This panel of diverse women at different career stages and varying roles will share their experiences, goals and insights. They will discuss their journey, perspectives and visions for the future for women in cybersecurity. The panelists want to help more women find their way through what continues to be a male-dominant field; to inspire women to join in the opportunities that come with a career in cybersecurity.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand why various non-technical backgrounds are needed in cybersecurity.
  • Discover how to contribute to a growing field that needs more women.
  • Have conversations about why diversity and inclusion is necessary for a successful cybersecurity program.


  • Aanchal Gupta, VP, Azure Security, Microsoft
  • Ms. Lori Ross O'Neil, CISSP, Sr. Cyber Security Researcher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Sharon Smith, CISSP, Sr. Security Risk Manager, Industry
  • Meg West, M.S., CISSP, Cybersecurity Incident Response Consultant, IBM X-Force Incident Response
Tags: Basic


  • 1.00 - CPE

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Amber Scavera
10/22/21 10:31 am

Such great info/talk! Wish I would have went to it live.