Women in Cybersecurity: Finding, Attracting and Cultivating Talent

From cyber-competitions to camps, internships and career development programs, what works and what doesn’t in increasing the participation of women in cybersecurity? Specifically, what characteristics seem to be most important for success? This session will help participants identify programs most likely to motivate more young women to enter the cybersecurity workforce.

Learning Objectives:
1: Identify success factors for finding and attracting young female talent to cybersecurity.
2: Learn about some of the different cyber-skills competitions, development and training opportunities.
3: Learn best practices on attracting and building the pipeline for the cybersecurity profession.



Mandy Galante Director of the Information Technology Institute, Mater Dei Prep High School, The SANS Institute


Michele Guel Distinguished Engineer/IoT Security Strategist, Cisco Systems

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