Registration Now Underway For First-Ever National Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals

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Registration Begins for ICMCP's National Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Amid Outpouring Of Support From Industry Sponsors

The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) today announced the start of registration for its inaugural National Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 23-24, 2016.

Despite the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals globally it remains an area where there is a significant shortage of skilled security professionals. The conference will facilitate a national dialogue toward enhancing opportunities in cybersecurity education and increase employment opportunities for minorities.

During the conference, attendees will:

  •     Engage thought leaders from industry, government and academia
  •     Network with security luminaries
  •     Gain insight from women and minority cybersecurity practitioners
  •     Interact with cutting-edge security vendors
  •     Attend professional development workshops
  •     Explore career paths in cybersecurity
  •     Learn about scholarships and internship opportunities

Response and support has been overwhelmingly positive from the cybersecurity industry with an outpouring of financial support from vendors and confirmation of participation by well recognized figures from the private sector, public sector and academia.

Confirmed speakers for the conference so far include:

  •     Rich Baich, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Wells Fargo Bank
  •     Andrew Bonillo, Director Cyber Security and Public Safety, Verizon
  •     Joyce Brocaglia, CEO Alta Associates & Founder, Executive Women’s Forum
  •     Dr Legand Burge, III, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science Howard University
  •     Roland Cloutier, Global Chief Security Officer (CSO), ADP LLC
  •     Sara Hall, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  •     Stacey Halota, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Graham Holdings
  •     Sharon James, Associate CIO Cybersecurity (CISO), Internal Revenue Services (IRS)
  •     Cecily Joseph, Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec Corporation
  •     Danyetta Magana, President, Covenant Security
  •     Dr Kevin McKenzie, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Clemson University
  •     Sarah Merrion-Issacs, CEO, Convectus
  •     James Mobley, Vice President, Cisco Security Services
  •     Corey Thomas, CEO, Rapid7
  •     Shelley Westman, Vice President Operations & Strategic Integration Initiatives, IBM Security

The list of committed event sponsors so far includes:
Diamond Sponsors    

  •     Cisco Systems
  •     Intel    

Platinum Sponsors    

  •     Rapid7
  •     PivotPointRA

Gold Sponsors

  •     Symantec
  •     (ISC)2
  •     ThreatSteam

Other sponsors who have pledged support include:

  •     Conventus
  •     IBM
  •     LogRhythm
  •     Prevalent
  •     PhishMe

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact sponsors(at)icmcp(dot)org


For questions:
ICMCP Conference Planning Team
Email: nationalconference(at)icmcp(dot)org

The ICMCP is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Launched in 2014, the ICMCP is working to bridge the gap in the cybersecurity sector by providing scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs targeting women and minority cybersecurity professionals worldwide and by promoting academic and technical excellence in the industry.

The ICMCP held its first National Town Hall meeting during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October 2015 at the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill. To watch to the keynote from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee visit:

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