AppSec California 2020, January 21-24 at the Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
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Thursday, January 23 • 11:55am - 12:45pm
Diversity by Design: Securing the Cyber Workforce Development Lifecycle

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We invite this year's AppSec California attendees to join us for panel discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in information security, as well as shared experiences and best practices around building diversity and inclusion into the constantly evolving cybersecurity ecosystem.

Topics covered will include the following:

Professional learning (from both the educator and learning perspectives)
The importance of diversity on an AppSec team or organization
How executives and managers can best incorporate diversity and initiatives within their organization
Opportunities from open source projects and communities, like OWASP, for building industry-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The selected panelists will include representation from all four groups, referenced in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework ( https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/specialpublications/nist.sp.800-181.pdf ):
Current and Future Cybersecurity Workers
Educators / Trainers
Technology providers

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Zoe Braiterman

Consultant / Researcher / Educator, OWASP
Zoe Braiterman (Moderator) brings her combined business, technology and data science expertise into her work as a cybersecurity researcher, consultant and educator.She goes by the title, “Innovation Intelligence Strategist (Machine and Human)”, to emphasize her work on both the... Read More →

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Richard Greenberg

Global Board of Directors, OWASP
Richard Greenberg, CISSP is a well-known Cyber Security Leader and Evangelist, CISO, Advisor, and speaker. Richard brings over 30 years of management experience and has been a strategic and thought leader in IT and Information Security. His Project Management, Security Management... Read More →
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Chris Kubecka

CEO, Hypasec
The founder and CEO of HypaSec, Chris is an expert advisor and panelist for several governmentsand parliaments. She was head of the Information Protection Group for the Aramco family. Chris assumed the role with Aramco in order to respond and recover from a nation-state attack, Shamoon... Read More →
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Kavya Pearlman

Global Cybersecurity Strategist, Wallarm
Well known as the “Cyber Guardian”, Kavya Pearlman is an Award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in emerging technologies. Kavya is the Global Cybersecurity Strategist at Wallarm, a global security company that protects hundreds of customers across e-commerce... Read More →
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Vandana Verma Sehgal

Chair, Global Board of Directors, OWASP Foundation
Vandana Verma Sehgal is Security Leader at Snyk. She is a member of the OWASP Global Board of Directors. She has experience ranging from Application Security to Infrastructure and now dealing with Product Security. She also works in various communities towards diversity initiatives... Read More →
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Lisa Jiggetts

Founder and President, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)
Lisa Jiggetts is the Founder and President of the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing nonprofits dedicated to women in cybersecurity.  WSC provides women with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional. Her... Read More →
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Malia Mason

Co-Founder and CEO, Integrum
Malia is an experienced cyber security engineer and the recent co-founder and CEO of Integrum, a cyber security consulting firm focusing on security compliance for small businesses and non-profit organizations. She is also the current president and co-founder of the Women in Cybersecurity... Read More →

Thursday January 23, 2020 11:55am - 12:45pm PST
Garden Terrace Room