The Executive Women's Forum appoints Director of Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to Advisory Board

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Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Joins Board of Influential Women in Information Security

“Dena’s commitment and passion for increasing diversity and developing women thought leaders in our field adds tremendous value to our growing member community," said Joyce Brocaglia, EWF Founder and CEO of Alta Associates.

The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) on Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy announced today Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been appointed to the EWF’s advisory board. The EWF advisory board, formed in 2013, is a network of highly influential female thought leaders in the information security, risk management and privacy field. Founded in 2002, the EWF is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders and influential female executives in the security, risk management and privacy field. Its core mission is to attract, develop and advance women within its field through education, leadership, development and the creation of trusted relationships.

“The EWF is delighted to have Dena join the Board of Advisors,” said Joyce Brocaglia, EWF Founder and CEO of Alta Associates. “Dena’s commitment and passion for increasing diversity and developing women thought leaders in our field adds tremendous value to our growing member community.”

“I’m honored and excited to serve on the EWF’s Board of Advisors,” said Dena. “Advancing women in the industry – including our next generation – is more important than ever. The EWF has delivered for over 15 years and I can’t wait to help them continue to advocate and impact women in the information security, risk management, and privacy industry.”

In 2007, Dena helped established a partnership between the EWF and INI to offer a full scholarship to an incoming INI student. The partnership offers invaluable networking and mentorship opportunities to develop women leaders in information security and privacy.

Dena has led the College of Engineering's Information Networking Institute (INI) as director since 2004. Her efforts have prepared the next generation of information networking, security and mobility professionals at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2005, she co-founded the student organization, Women at INI (WINI), to address the unique challenges faced by women in the male-dominated field of engineering. Dena is also a founding director of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, for which she spearheaded efforts in cybersecurity education, training and outreach.

About the Executive Women’s Forum
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 Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University
The Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) educates and develops engineers through technical, interdisciplinary master’s degree programs in information networking, security, and mobility that incorporate business and policy perspectives. Founded in 1989, it is an integral department of the College of Engineering, and a collaboration of the School of Computer Science, the Tepper School of Business and the H. John Heinz III College. With an advanced, specialized curriculum combining computer science, electrical and computer engineering, software engineering, and information systems, the INI’s programs uniquely position graduates for next-generation careers at the pulse of the tech industry. For more information visit, http://www.ini.cmu.edu.

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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