Executive Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Federal Reserve System
A security culture is an important component to a truly effective cybersecurity strategy and arguably mono-culture organizations are proving ineffective at combatting an exploding cyber threat landscape where clearly cyber criminals make no distinction regarding gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation. In light of the global shortfalls in qualified workers highlighted in various industry reports regarding the number of unfilled jobs, different approaches have become urgent and necessary. Diversity of thought, perspectives and ideas have increasingly become key ingredients to combating an increasingly complex cyber threat landscape.
In this session, explore efforts for achieving a truly diverse industry and ways to recruit and retain diverse talent including women and minorities.
•Planning long term with staff development and culture awareness
•Widening talent searches outside of IT
•Creating and empowering cross-functional teams