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Making Their Mark: How Women Are Finding their Place in the Field of Cybersecurity (2014) - Mandiant

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Making Their Mark: How Women Are Finding their Place in the Field of Cybersecurity

By on March 19, 2014

Recently, M-Unition had the opportunity to sit down with three women who are making their mark on the field of cybersecurity. While we certainly see more women entering the field, it is still largely a male dominated profession. So we decided to find out from three women who have made great headway in the field just what it takes for a woman to break into this male dominated profession and become truly successful. Our three panelists are:

  • Diana Burley is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University
  • Lisa Foreman is founder and CEO of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu
  • Jaeyeon Jung, who holds a Ph.D. from MIT and is now a researcher at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington

It was a great conversation and while we covered a wide range of topics, it was interesting to see how the three women shared many common experiences and offered similar strategies for making it in the field. What I took away from the conversation is that while women might be underrepresented in the cybersecurity industry, this is very much a historical artifact and that the future will be quite different. Through education, networking, and because of women like Lisa, Diana, and Jaeyeon who have taken their seats in the forensics lab, women will be strong contributors to securing our digital world.

 

Check back on M-Unition this month for more profiles of women who are leading the way in the field of cybersecurity. Next month, on April 11 and 12 the Women in Cybersecurity Conference will take place in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about this event at http://www.csc.tntech.edu/wicys/.

 

Listen to the full podcast with our Women in Cybersecurity panel:
Women in Cybersecurity Panel Session