The XX Factor: Why Women are Key to the Future of Security - PROF-209

Laura Mather, Founder and Chief Visionary, Silver Tail Systems

Proportionally, there are far fewer women security professionals than men. This statistic is detrimental to the field for many reasons including the loss of a different perspective, the loss of understanding of 50% of a company’s customers, and missing out on 50% of the talent pool. This panel will discuss these disadvantages and what can be done to encourage more women to enter the field.

Laura Mather, Ph.D., is a world expert in attacks against websites and online infrastructure. Her career includes time at the National Security Agency and the Risk Management group of eBay. As the founder and Chief Visionary of Silver Tail Systems, she and her team are protecting more than 780 million online users and more than 40% of online banking traffic in the United States. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. She is a sought after speaker and is passionate
about helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses.

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Laura Mather Founder and Chief Visionary, Silver Tail Systems

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