Women Building Careers in Cybersecurity

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Judy Sunblade, VP Revenue Growth & Enablement, WhiteHat Security

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Women make up only 24% of the security workforce. While this number has increased over the last three years, we are still not where we should be. The solution to filling the cybersecurity workforce gap seems simple – hire more women. Over the next several years the percentage of women in cybersecurity must take a bigger leap. Across the industry, there is a workforce shortage of skilled cybersecurity staff. Over the next five years, cybercrime will prompt more than triple the number of job openings. In fact, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there “will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021." Join us as our panelists talk about how each found their way into the field of security, from technical perspectives to management and leadership, without necessarily coming from a pure computer science background. During this panel we’ll discuss: 1.Our first security jobs – how we were recruited or interviewed for this field 2.The non-security skills that have helped us build a security career 3.What would have helped an entry into security earlier in our careers Whether you’re a manager looking to find new sources of talent, an IT worker looking at security career options, or just trying to figure out what to do about the gender gap in your organization, we invite you to the table to talk. Moderator: Judy Sunblade, VP Revenue Growth & Enablement, WhiteHat Security Panelists: •Lindsey O’Donnell, Senior Editor at Threatpost •Cassandra Morton, VP, Customer Success and Service Delivery, WhiteHat Security •Samantha Singh, Executive Vice President, Partner, Lumina Communications •Katherine Haworth, Application Security Engineer, Engineering WhiteHat Security

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