“Marci joins a group of security professionals committed to fostering the next generation of security professionals by ensuring that this sector is accessible to all talented and gifted individuals.
ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) January 21, 2015
T.E.N. CEO & President Marci McCarthy has joined the Strategic Advisory Board for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP).
The organization launched in 2014 to help bridge the ‘great cyber divide’ that results from the ongoing under-representation of minorities in the fast-growing field of cyber security. The ICMCP aims to tackle this ‘divide’ with scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs targeting minority cyber security professionals worldwide and by promoting academic and technical excellence in the industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marci to our Strategic Advisory Board and we value her dedication to improving the state of women and minorities in the field of cybersecurity,” said Julian Waits, the Board's Chairman. “Marci joins a group of security professionals committed to fostering the next generation of security professionals by ensuring that this sector is accessible to all talented and gifted individuals.”
As part of the board, McCarthy will dedicate her extensive expertise in marketing, collaboration and relationship building to help guide the new organization’s mission. Her extensive career in marketing and leadership programs to increase the number of female and other minority students pursuing cybersecurity related disciplines; facilitate the career advancement of existing professionals through mentoring; and promote public awareness of cybersecurity and other opportunities for minorities in the profession.
“I’m honored to dedicate my time, talents and expertise to such a noble cause,” McCarthy said. “There is so much potential for women and other minorities to excel in cybersecurity and I look forward to working with this organization to bridge the gap and foster a more appropriate representation of minorities in the security profession.”
McCarthy is well known within the information security industry for her efforts to bring together executives for collaboration and knowledge sharing. In addition to private networking events and T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® Program Series and Awards, she has also launched ISE® Talent, an executive search and talent management firm dedicated exclusively to information security executives and leadership teams.
Recently, she has been engaged by various information security organizations for numerous speaking opportunities related to integrity and security leadership. In 2014, she served as the keynote speaker at the Turknett Women in Leadership Seminar Series in Atlanta and the Women in Security Summit hosted by ISSA Tampa Bay. A 2012 recipient of a 4th Congressional District of Georgia citation, McCarthy was lauded for fostering greater visibility and professionalism for the IT security industry.
McCarthy is the CEO and president of T.E.N., an award winning technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. McCarthy has more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, including founding T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada. She also serves on the Board of Directors for TechBridge and has previously played a key role on the organization’s executive fundraiser committee. A lifetime member of the WIT Honorary Council, president of WIT in 2001, and former board member, McCarthy led the Woman of the Year in Technology Awards (WOTY) program for five years. To learn more, connect with her on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/marcimccarthy
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making. Its flagship program, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. Other offerings include the ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, T.E.N. Custom Programs and the ISE® Industry Expert Advisory Services, empowering IT solutions providers to gain access to highly credentialed IT business veterans’ expertise. For information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com.