Diversity and the Art of Cybersecurity | RSAC Live Panel

Presented by

Diana Kelley (IBM), Jennifer Steffens (IOActive), Dug Song (DuoSec), Ayelet Steinitz (Imperva), Larry Whiteside Jr. (Optiv)

About this talk

Cybersecurity is an art. It’s a game of virtual hide-and-seek wherein attacker and defender are pitted against each other in an elaborate game of strategy which requires making unexpected connections between things before they happen. The skills needed for this job come from different experiences, perspectives and the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and without a wide range of thinking styles, the solutions that we devise for a security problem are necessarily limited. Cybercriminals don’t think nor play by the rules - so why do we put unnecessary rules on ourselves? In this panel, industry experts and diversity champions discuss why diversity is critical to cybersecurity and explore the concrete steps that the security industry can take to foster diversity today for better solutions. The audience will learn: - What diversity in the workforce really means (hint: it’s more than gender!) - The value of diversity (with examples of successful diversity programs in InfoSec) - Tips, tricks and best practices to creating and maintaining a successful, working diversity program Moderator: Diana Kelley, Global Executive Security Advisor, IBM Panelists: - Jennifer Steffens, CEO of IOActive, Inc - Dug Song, Co-Founder & CEO, Duo Security - Ayelet Steinitz, VP of Business Development, Imperva - Larry Whiteside Jr., Co-founder & VP, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals

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