ICMCP’s Tech Summit Sponsored by Symantec to Feature Silicon Valley’s Brightest Minds to Help Decode Cybersecurity Diversity Challenge

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2017 WEST COAST SUMMIT; Minority Underrepresentation in Cybersecurity to be Held November 2 at Symantec Headquarters in Mountain View, California

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The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) today announced that Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, will sponsor the second annual ICMCP West Coast Summit on minority underrepresentation in cybersecurity. The summit will be held on November 2nd at the Symantec headquarters in Mountain View, CA from 12-6pm PST.

The West Coast Summit will bring together technology and security leaders in Silicon Valley. The summit extends the success of the second annual ICMCP National Conference held in Washington, DC in March and the earlier DC Town Hall meeting hosted by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson. It will provide another opportunity to raise the dialogue on the necessary strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners.

During the one-day summit, security thought leaders will hold a series of expert panel and audience-driven discussions, and examine ways to further the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in cybersecurity. Thought leaders will participate in “working sessions” that will be documented and serve as a guide for ongoing efforts and future initiatives to continue the conversation.

Cybersecurity has been identified as one of today’s most serious economic and national security challenges. There is a glaring underrepresentation of women and other historically marginalized minority groups, specifically African Americans and Hispanics, in the fast-growing discipline. Despite the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals, it remains an area where there is a significant shortage of skilled practitioners. The ICMCP scholarship awards, including voucher certification programs, were established to promote the inclusion of underrepresented and untapped minorities in the next generation of cybersecurity practitioners.

For more information and event RSVP please visit https://icmcp.org/wcsummit2017

About ICMCP
The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It began official operations in September 2014 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to provide members with educational/technical scholarships, mentoring opportunities, professional development, and networking opportunities. For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit https://icmcp.org/, follow @ICMCP_ORG on Twitter or visit the ICMCP LinkedIn page.

About Symantec
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit http://www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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