Recent EMCS Session Examines Cybersecurity Workforce Diversity with a Panel of Industry Leaders

On February 5th, five women from Brown University’s Executive Master in Cybersecurity program (EMCS) came together to share their experiences navigating the male-dominated cybersecurity industry and give their advice to the next generation of women entering the workforce.

The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is on the rise as global projections estimate there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, as cited by The New York Times. After remaining flat at 11% for several years, the number of women in cybersecurity has risen to 24%, according to the 2019 Women in Cybersecurity report from (ISC)². The EMCS panelists shared insights that can help organizations and individuals be more informed about the challenges women face in the cybersecurity workforce.

 

 

Moderator

Deborah Hurley
Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brown University

 

Panelists

Alicia R. Grasfeder
Assistant Vice President & Assistant General Auditor,
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity Class of 2019

Theo Gray
Cybersecurity and Privacy,
Deloitte
Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity Class of 2018

Sarah Lachance
Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions
Liberty Mutual
Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity Class of 2020

Mary Rose Martinez
Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director, IT Architecture
Halliburton
Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity Class of 2021

Stacy O’Mara
Director, Government Affairs
FireEye, Inc.
Brown Executive Master in Cybersecurity Class of 2021

 

 

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