The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy and the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Announce Alliance

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The Executive Women's Forum (EWF) and the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) strategic alliance will allow ICMCP Members and their companies’ access to the EWF's industry leading “Leadership Journey” Program.

The EWF has great synergies and shares the same passion as the ICMCP’s mission to develop programs to help bridge the great minority cyber divide that results from the ongoing under-representation of minorities in the fast growing field of cyber security.

The Executive Women's Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) and the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), today announced a strategic alliance that allows ICMCP Members and their companies’ access to the EWF’s industry leading “Leadership Journey” Program.

Joyce Brocaglia, the CEO of Alta Associates, the leading executive search firm specializing in Information Security and IT Risk and the Founder of the Executive Women's Forum, commented that “The core mission of the Executive Women's Forum is to attract, develop and advance women in the Information Security, IT Risk Management and Privacy industries. The EWF has great synergies and shares the same passion as the ICMCP’s mission to develop programs to help bridge the ‘great minority cyber divide’ that results from the ongoing under-representation of minorities in the fast growing field of cyber security.”

The ICMCP-EWF strategic alliance will afford ICMCP Member companies the following:

1) The ability to enroll high potential and high performing minority leaders across the globe in a virtual program that will assist them in engaging and developing a stronger bench of readily promotable talent.

2) Companies who would like to make a deeper commitment, the opportunity to customize an in-house program that specifically meets their unique needs.

The formal public announcement of the strategic alliance will occur during the awards gala at ICMCP’s Inaugural National Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals March 23 -24 in Washington, DC. Joyce Brocaglia will serve as moderator for the luncheon keynote panel of diversity-conscious Industry-leading Chief Security Officers and Chief Information Security Officers, as they discuss emerging cyber threats and their challenges in hiring and promoting diverse talent. Joyce will also be speaking on two panels; “Landing the BIG Cyber Job – Recruiters Perspective” and “Building & Growing Your Brand as a Cybersecurity Practitioner.”

The National Conference will elevate the national dialogue on the necessary strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners and will focus on the public, private, academic and legislative components necessary for building a pipeline of diverse practitioners.

The response and financial support from the cybersecurity industry for the conference has been overwhelmingly positive. Many prominent people from across the private and public sectors, and academia have confirmed they will attend the event.

TO REGISTER: http://conference.icmcp.org/

For questions:
ICMCP Conference Planning Team
Email: nationalconference(at)icmcp(dot)org
Web: http://www.icmcp.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/icmcp_org

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About the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy
Founded in 2002, The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is the largest member organization serving women leaders as well as the most prominent and influential women in Information Security, Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management, Governance Risk, Compliance and Privacy. The EWF’s mission is to advance women in our field through leadership development, education and the creation of trusted relationships. The EWF achieves this goal by facilitating programs and events throughout the year including a National Conference, regional meetings, leadership development programs and interaction with global thought leaders through an online community. For more information visit, http://www.ewf-usa.com.

About ICMCP
The ICMCP, launched in 2014, is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ICMCP is working to bridge the minority 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.

About Alta Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1986 Alta Associates is widely acknowledged as the leading boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, Cybersecurity and IT Risk Management. Alta is recognized for their deep understanding of the information security industry and the drivers that shape it. Having successfully partnered with global enterprises for 30 years, Alta has filled many of the most high profile Chief Information Security Officer roles and built world class Information Security, Cybersecurity and IT Risk organizations. Alta is well known for their ability to attract and deliver top tier executives and the teams that support them and is named as one of the top 50 executive search firms in the United States. For more information visit, http://www.altaassociates.com or call 908-806-8442.

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