On Friday, October 14 the NYU Center for Cybersecurity will host “Women Leaders in Cybersecurity: Closing the Gender Gap,” a conference that will take an interdisciplinary approach to explore opportunities for cybersecurity careers, discuss cross-sector approaches to cybersecurity, and encourage mentoring and power-brokering to address the gender gap in this important field.

Closing the Gender Gap
Closing the Gender Gap

On Friday, October 14 the NYU Center for Cybersecurity will host “Women Leaders in Cybersecurity: Closing the Gender Gap,” a conference that will take an interdisciplinary approach to explore opportunities for cybersecurity careers, discuss cross-sector approaches to cybersecurity, and encourage mentoring and power-brokering to address the gender gap in this important field.

Speakers include: Brigadier General Jen Buckner, U.S. Army. Deputy Commander (Operations), Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command; Renee Forney, acting deputy chief information officer of the US Department of Energy and former executive director for the Department of Homeland Security Cyberskills, Management Support Initiative; and Phil Venables, Chief Information Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs.

Panels will include executives from Palantir Technologies, IBM Security, Coca Cola, and other companies.

There is a growing need for cybersecurity positions across industry sectors. At the same time, women are greatly underrepresented in cybersecurity careers generally and also in leadership positions within organizations in many sectors. Although government and the private sector have long attempted to close this gender gap, more needs to be done. The event will focus on how to achieve quantifiable results, and will bring together newcomers as well as seasoned professionals in the field.

“Women Leaders in Cybersecurity” will take place Thursday, October 14 from 9am to 4pm at Greenberg Lounge at Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South.

Speakers include:

  • Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Partner & Chief Technology Officer at Strategic Cyber Ventures
  • Joyce Brocaglia, Founder and CEO of Alta Associates; Founder of the Executive Women’s Forum on Information, Security, Risk Management and Privacy
  • Brigadier General Jen Buckner, U.S. Army. Deputy Commander (Operations), Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Kendall Burman, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Edna Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco
    Katherine Fithen, Chief Privacy Officer, the Coca-Cola Company
    Lisa Foreman-Jiggetts, Founder and CEO of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
  • Renee Forney, acting deputy chief information officer of the US Department of Energy
  • Nicole Friedlander, Special Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Judi Germano, Senior Fellow, NYU Center for Cybersecurity and NYU Center on Law and Security; founder, Germano Law LLC
  • Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, NYU Center on Law and Security, and Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law; Co-Founder, NYU Center for Cybersecurity
  • Danielle Gray, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Melody Hildebrandt, Global Head of Cybersecurity, Palantir Technologies
    Patricia Goforth, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Diana Kelley, Executive Security Advisor, IBM Security
  • Catherine Lotrionte, Director of the CyberProject in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Michele L. Malvesti, Professor of Practice in International Security Studies, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • Nasir Memon, Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Kim Peretti, Partner, Co-Chair of Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response Team, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Sandie Ritucci, Vice President-Technology, Goldman Sachs
  • JoAnn Stonier, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Governance and Privacy Officer, MasterCard
  • Emily Vacher, Director, Trust & Safety, Facebook
  • Phil Venables, Chief Information Risk Officer, Goldman Sachs
  • Kevin Zerrusen, Managing Director, Security Incident Response Team, Goldman Sachs

Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Michelle Tsai, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6849 or michelle.tsai@nyu.edu.

About the NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS)

The NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the current and future generations of cybersecurity professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy, legal, and technological landscape on issues of cybersecurity. NYU CCS is a collaboration between NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and other NYU schools and departments.

 

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