July-August 2019 | SC Media

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The company you keep

A new take on the old adage “you’re known by the company you keep,” might aptly apply to women in security who’ve found success, progress and opportunities in organizations that know their value. Take Emily Mossburg, who has been forging a path in cybersecurity for more than 20 years where she’s now a principal at…

Where do we go from here?

There’s no GPS or roadmap to follow to get women in security to a place where they are on equal footing with men, but there are plenty of ways the industry can help them arrive at equality and parity. Teri Robinson reports. If the longest journey begins with a single step, then women have made…

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A cautious embrace of Pollyanna

For quite some time, the number of women in the cybersecurity industry has hovered around 11 percent of the overall workforce. However, recent statistics show a modest uptick with the number now estimated to be about 24 percent − a bit of heartening progress. Some other interesting trends are emerging, which we explore further in…

More women in the pipeline

It’s on all of us to change the industry, says Jennifer Wang. Together our individual actions can make a real impact. Women have made strides in cybersecurity, technology and other male-dominated fields, but there’s plenty more progress to be made. After more than 20 years in cybersecurity and tech, I’ve come to realize that bringing—and…

Women in Security: PowerPlayers

No doubt about it, these women, with their diverse backgrounds and different career trajectories, are powerhouses in the cybersecurity field. Dawn Beyersenior fellow, Lockheed Martin Dawn Beyer didn’t know it when she left her Florida home at age 17 some 30 years ago to go into the Air Force, but she was about to embark…

Women in Security: Women to Watch

Lillian Ablon, information scientist, RAND Lillian Ablon does not sit still for very long. While holding down her full-time job as an information scientist at the non-profit RAND Corporation, she finds time to pen numerous articles on cybersecurity, testify before Congress and speak at Black Hat not to mention being a Def Con “Uber” Black…

Women in Security: Women of Influence

These five women have exerted influence on a variety of cybersecurity issues — from policy, awareness training and legislation to R&D and regulatory compliance. Dinah Davis vice president, research and development, Arctic Wolf Networks When she started university studies as a math major 20 years ago at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, Dinah…

Women in Security: Honorable Mention

Camille Jackson, information security analyst, Tenable Camille Jackson is a security analyst at Tenable who has 18 years of IT industry experience under her belt and has long been an advocate of early childhood exposure to STEM opportunities. Jackson worked her way up from tech support to working on a full-scale cybersecurity team and is…

Women in Security – Veterans

These women started in different places and have been navigating the changing security landscape long enough to be considered veterans, navigating pitfalls and seizing opportunities as they’ve come along. Celeste Fralick chief data scientist and senior principal engineer, McAfee Even for the 1980s, Celeste Fralick’s first job in data science was a bit old-fashioned. At…

Women in Security – Advocates

Women in the cybersecurity industry couldn’t thrive without advocates like the five women honored here. Nada Marie Anid vice president for strategic communications and external affairs, New York Institute of Technology The first female dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Nada Marie Anid has been a…

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