July 02, 2018 | SC Media

Print Issue: July 02, 2018

Women are the future?

Women. They’re everywhere. Waves of women, marching on Washington, New York, L.A., in communities across the country. On the cover of Time magazine. As far as the eye can see, a sea of pink hats, an ocean of assertiveness, goodwill and promise. The Year of the Woman. #MeToo. At the ballot box where they’re running…

Jeanette Manfra, Chief cybersecurity official, Department of Homeland Security

As the chief cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security, Jeanette Manfra is uniquely positioned to help bolster the security of the U.S. critical infrastructure. Most recently her attention has turned to election security, telling members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs that after Russia interfered in the U.S.…

Sarah A. Brown, Senior Scientist, NATO Communications and Information Agency

The time when NATO’s primary concern was stopping Soviet tanks from rumbling through the Fulda Gap in Germany may soon be looked at as the “good old days” as the organization prepares to defend its members against infinitely more numerous and nimble foes in cyberspace. And Sarah Brown with her position working within the Capability…

Maggie Louie, Founder and CEO, DEV/CON DETECT

When you ask Maggie Louie, the founder and CEO of DEV/CON DETECT, what stirs her pride these days, she points to the climb of her company’s index report to top-ranked news sites. “Because,” she says, “benchmarking anomalies not only gave a sense of the size of the problem, but also the areas of greatest risk.”…

Bonnie Butlin, Executive director Security Partners’ Forum

As the internet continues to make the world a far more connected place, Bonnie Butlin keeps finding new ways to connect the global security professionals who aspire to safeguard it. Based out of the Ottawa, Canada metropolitan area, Butlin is the co-founder and executive director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF), an international, not-for-profit agile…

Endpoint Security

Over the years, threats have evolved from simple attacks to very advanced threats that can cripple an organization and hide their tracks. As the attacks have evolved, so have our protection needs. We have gone from the single point of protection on mainframes and Unix servers to a large number of endpoints across many networks.…

Catharina Budiharto, Executive, Chicago Bridge & Iron

Catharina Budiharto, better known as Dd, has spent more than 20 years in the cybersecurity industry handling tasks ranging building a cybersecurity team from the ground up to take an existing security program to the next level. Budiharto has worked primarily in the oil and gas industry, a natural for this Houston-based executive, with stints…

Honorable Mention 2018

Jan BuitronComputer science doctoral candidate, April 2018, Colorado Technical University Jan Buitron is a candidate for a Doctor’s degree in Computer Science at Colorado Technical University. Previously she worked as a security resident consultant for SecureWorks and as part of the adjunct faculty in the MSIA program online at Regis University, an information systems security…

Women to Watch 2018

Jen BrownCompliance and data protection officer, Sumo Logic Jen Brown is the compliance and data protection officer at Sumo Logic where she is responsible for responsible for leading compliance, risk, and privacy efforts for the company. She has more than 20 years of experience in IT security and compliance and has worked as a consultant, external…

Time for a diversity ‘reboot’

By any measure, the number of women in U.S. cybersecurity jobs is low. In the last 30 years, the number of women
seeking computer science degrees has dropped from a high of 35 percent in the late 1980s, to about 18 percent today. Barbara DePompa reports.

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