Women in Security at the Forefront of (ISC)²® Security Congress 2015

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General Session Features Team8 Industrial Security’s Galina Antova; Dedicated Women in Security Sessions Offered to (ISC)² and ASIS Attendees

(ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”) today announced its dedicated women in security sessions, general session speaker and ASIS Women in Security Council Reception taking place during the colocated (ISC)² Security Congress and ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits events September 28 – October 1 in Anaheim, Ca.

(ISC)² CEO David Shearer says, “According to our latest study, women only make up 11 percent of the global information security workforce. That number is staggeringly low considering the wealth of job opportunities available and the forecasted deficit in the workforce at 1.5 million by 2020. We have a clear call to action to raise awareness that women signify an underrepresented minority group in this industry. (ISC)² remains committed through research, collaboration and partnerships to help identify other underrepresented minority groups within the industry that are also a talent source for addressing the workforce shortage. The impressive lineup of female leaders speaking at Security Congress will take a deeper look at this issue to offer advice and solutions for the future of information security.”

(ISC)² General Session:

  •     Co-Founder for Team8 Industrial Security Galina Antova: “Securing Critical Infrastructure: Closing the Gaps”

Women in Security Sessions:

  •     VP and CISO for Johnson & Johnson Marene Allison, Enterprise Security Account Manager for Siemens Gail Essen, (ISC)² Foundation Director Julie Franz, Executive VP for Booz Allen Hamilton Angela Messer, Director of Global Development for (ISC)² Elise Yacobellis: “Studies on Women in the Security Workforce”
  •     Galina Antova, President for Anderson Security Age Christina Duffy, VP of Engineering and Consulting CISO for Carolina Advanced Digital and (ISC)² Board of Directors Secretary Jennifer Minella, VP for KMS Security Shirley Pierni: “How to Attract and Retain Women in the Industry”
  •     Marene Allison and VP/CSO for Prudential Lori Hennon-Bell: “CSOs/CISOs – How to Work Successfully with These Industry Leaders”
  •     ASIS Women in Security Council Reception

During the “Studies on Women in the Security Workforce” session, a new (ISC)² study will be released titled, “Women in Security: Wisely Positioned for the Future of InfoSec”.

These colocated events will bring together nearly 20,000 professionals from around the world for four days of education, networking and an expansive exhibit floor of security products and services. The complete colocated program can be viewed in the show planner. (ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing and will be able to attend any of the ASIS events including keynotes, networking lunches, and educational sessions. More details are available at congress.isc2.org.    


About (ISC)²
Formed in 1989, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 110,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.


© 2015, (ISC)² Inc., (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CSSLP, CAP, CCFP, HCISPP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks, and CCSP is a service mark, of (ISC)², Inc.

About ASIS International
ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.

Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry's most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Roundtable for the industry's most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise. http://www.asisonline.org

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