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Friday, May 17 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
Paying It Forward: Cultivating a New Cybersecurity Workforce

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Women and minorities constitute half of technology users, making it only natural for current cybersecurity professionals to look to them as the next generation to carry the torch. Not only is it important to have a cybersecurity workforce that reflects the diversity of its tech users, but also it is a necessity to pursue at a time when both the growth and the talent shortage of the industry are at an all-time high. In order to obtain and mentor this next generation of skilled, ambitious young people, we must put in the work and pass on what we have learned to them.

Join our conversation as our panel of leading security executives discuss how to develop and cultivate this next generation workforce and how to locate and inspire them. They will also share their personal success stories and insights on how to make new connections as well as tips for expanding your professional network.

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Marci McCarthy

CEO and President, T.E.N.
Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. With more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, McCarthy founded T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive... Read More →

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Wendy Nather

Head, Advisory CISOs, Duo Security at Cisco
Strategist, research director, former industry analyst and former CISO. 30+ years' technical experience in IT operations and security, including twelve years in the financial services industry and five years in state government. Specialties: Security program management, threat intelligence... Read More →
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Marian Merritt

Lead for Industry Engagement (NICE), NIST
Marian Merritt is the Lead for Industry Engagement for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Marian has over 19 years of experience working in the cybersecurity industry. She previously was with Symantec... Read More →
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Jennifer Steffens

CEO, IOActive, Inc.
Jennifer Sunshine Steffens, CEO of IOActive, Inc. As its CEO, Jennifer Steffens spearheads all aspects of IOActive’s global business operations and drives the company’s strategic vision. Jennifer brings a wealth of industry and business experience to the company, having been an... Read More →
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Galina Antova

Co-founder and Business Development Officer, Claroty
Galina Antova is the Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at Claroty, a leading operational technology (OT) cybersecurity provider. Since its founding in 2015, the company has become the de-facto cybersecurity provider to industrial control networks with the support of... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm PDT
Sand and Sea Room