Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Monday, March 4, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cybersecurity is facing talent shortages at a time when problem-solving, innovation and productivity are critical. The talent pipeline seems to be improving, but valuable professionals are opting out of the profession in mid-career. In this seminar, you will hear from leaders driving innovation with culture, inclusion, equity and diversity, and from change agents on how you can make shift happen.

8:00 – 8:10 AM Welcome
8:15 – 9:00 AM

The Why: The DEI Dividend

This is not about your 1990s diversity program. These companies are creating a new wave of tech culture that is better in productivity, innovation, and creativity by focusing on truly inclusive culture. We’ll hear from United Airlines, Salesforce, Intel, Cobalt, and DocuSign on the benefits they reap when culture is inclusive, and the key steps they are taking to ensure success.

Moderator: Claudia Schabel, President, Schabel Solutions
- Jim Gordon, GM Security Ecosystem Strategy & Development, Intel
- Emily Heath, VP/CISO, United Airlines
- Vanessa Pegueros, VP/CISO, DocuSign
- Caroline Wong, VP Security Strategy, Cobalt

9:00 – 9:15 AM  Speaker Engagement and Q&A
9:15 – 10:00 AM

The How: Retain and Recruit A Diverse Talent Pool
Many feel that hiring diverse talent is the sole problem: there is not enough pipeline. Filling the pipeline is not enough. There must also be a counterbalance of retaining that talent. If you build a culture of inclusivity, the diverse talent will come, and they will stay. You’ll walk away with three actionable tasks for HOW to hire underrepresented talent, and three for HOW to keep them. 

10:00 – 10:15 AM  

Release of Insight Paper
Speaker Engagement and Q&A
- Elaine Marino
, CEO Equili and Founder LadyCoders
- Karen Worstell, CEO W Risk Group and Founder MOJO Maker for Women in Tech

10:15 – 11:00 AM

The Who: Is This Responsibility Yours, Mine, or Ours?
Nothing happens without buy-in and the right people driving change. This panel will get real with what it takes to make a company culture better for its people on multiple levels in order to reap the dividends of innovation and creativity. (Hint: It is not “someone else’s job”).

Moderator: Jim Gordon, GM Security Ecosystem Strategy & Development, Intel
- Alicia Jessip, Regional Inclusion & Diversity Manager-West and Northwest, TEKsystems
- Elaine Marino, CEO Equili and Founder LadyCoders
- Carmen Marsh, CEO Inteligenca
- Claudia Schabel, President, Schabel Solutions

11:00 – 11:15 AM  

Speaker Engagement and Q&A

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM  

Cybersecurity’s Dirty Little Secret and Talent Grenade: Burnout
Burnout is a serious problem across many industries, but it reaches crisis proportions in “high-adversity” ones like cybersecurity, where mistakes are costly, every task is mission-critical, and hyper-vigilance is everyone’s default state. Whether you are a leader or a tech pro, you will benefit from learning the strategies for identifying, preventing, and recovering from professional burnout.

- Karen Worstell, CEO W Risk Group and Founder MOJO Maker for Women in Tech
- Selena Templeton, Executive Editor for ITSPmagazine, Writer and Host of the Diverse IT Podcast

This document was retrieved from on Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:13:30 -0400.