(ISC)²® Introduces Women in Security Track to 2014 Conference Program

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New Security Congress 2014 track to address severe shortage of women in security

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”), the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with over 100,000 members worldwide, today announced a new Women in Security conference track for the colocated fourth annual (ISC)2 Security Congress and 60th annual ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits.

According to a report by (ISC)2, “Agents of Change: Women in the Information Security Profession” authored by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by Symantec, women only represent 11 percent of the information security workforce. Women have the academic background and diverse perspective necessary to accelerate change in the information security industry.

“(ISC)2 has made a concerted effort to raise awareness for the need to bring more women into the information security workforce,” said Elise Yacobellis, director, Global Development, (ISC)2. “Creating a conference track dedicated to addressing this gender gap and teaming up with the ASIS Women in Security group is part of (ISC)2’s goal to meet worldwide demand for more information security professionals. Within our organization, we’re proud to have female leadership on our Board of Directors, in the C-suite, and at the director level.”

Sessions under the Women in Security track include:
“Leadership and Career Strategies”

  • Joyce Brocaglia, CEO, Alta Associates, Inc.
  • Natalie Runyon, CPP, director, Global Security NY Region, Thomson Reuters

“Women in Security Panel Discussion”

  • Marene Allison, vice president and chief information security officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Diana-Lynn Contesti, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, CSSLP, SSCP, member, (ISC)2 Board of Directors
  • Richard Nealon, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, CISM, member, (ISC)2 Board of Directors
  • Shirley Pierini, CPP, PCI, director of consulting, SMGI
  • Angela Tobon, assistant special agent in charge (ASAC), National Security Branch, Atlanta Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dave Tyson, senior director, Global Information Security, Business Process & Technology, SC Johnson & Son Inc.

For more information on the Women in Security conference tracks at (ISC)2 Security Congress 2014, please visit https://congress.isc2.org/tracks/women-security.

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