Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 22, 2016
The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) today announced that leading human capital management company, ADP, LLC, has joined an already impressive list of sponsors such as Facebook, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Intel Security and IBM at its inaugural National Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. on March 23-24, 2016.
Despite the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals globally, cybersecurity remains a discipline where there is a significant shortage of skilled professionals and where women and other minority groups are grossly underrepresented. The conference will focus on the public, private and academic imperatives necessary to overcome the shortage by closing the gap through diversification of the workforce. The event will facilitate a national dialogue toward enhancing opportunities in cybersecurity education and employment for minorities in this burgeoning sector.
Devon Bryan, ICMCP’s President and ADP’s former Global CISO commented, “I was truly fortunate to be working for a company with such a robust corporate social responsibility program focused in the area of diversity and inclusion. Without ADP’s CSR program my co-founding of ICMCP might not have been possible. I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention how truly blessed I was at ADP to have worked for a great leader, mentor and visionary in Roland Cloutier, whose full support and engagement with our non-profit has been a cornerstone to ICMCP’s successes to date.”
Roland Cloutier, ADP’s Staff Vice President, Chief Security Officer, serves as a founding member of ICMCP’s Strategic Advisory Board and will be among the conference headliners at ICMCP’s Inaugural Conference. Roland commented, “ICMCP’s mission underscores the need for diversity in the cybersecurity industry. Gaining talent and perspectives from all cultures and backgrounds can only make us better at protecting against an ever-evolving threat landscape.”
Registration for the conference is still underway though very few seats remain.
TO REGISTER: http://conference.icmcp.org/
ICMCP Conference Planning Team
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.