Diverse IT

RSAC 2019 | Be An Ally, Not an Asshole

By Selena Templeton, host of Diverse IT

Having entered the cybersecurity space just three years ago, no one was more surprised than Selena Templeton to find herself speaking at RSA Conference 2019. In this recap, she shares her experience joining with Karen Worstell, W Risk Group founder, to talk about “Cybersecurity’s Dirty Little Secret and Talent Grenade: Burnout,other sessions on mental health in cybersecurity, and the overall feeling of camaraderie, openness, healthiness, and mutual support at the conference.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | (Girl) Scouting for Talent: The Solution in the Next Generation | With Sylvia Acevedo

By Selena Templeton and Sean Martin

In today’s chat, Sean and Selena connect with Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, to give us a sneak peek into her RSA Conference talk, called (Girl) Scouting for Talent: The Solution in the Next Generation. A former Girl Scout herself, Sylvia shares how her career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory started with the Girl Scouts. We also chat about some of the Girl Scouts’ latest initiatives, like their STEM pledge to add 2.5 million girls to the STEM pipeline by 2025, diversity and inclusion, and the technology talent pipeline.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Carmen Marsh of Inteligenca

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco. Today’s guest is Carmen Marsh, CEO and Managing Partner at Inteligenca, who gives us a sneak peek into her Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage panel, including how her experience living and working in four different countries gives her unique insights into the issue of diversity and inclusion, the power of mentoring, and unconscious bias.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Alicia Jessip of TEKsystems

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco. Today’s guest is Alicia Jessip, Regional Inclusion & Diversity Manager at TEKsystems and Founder of Denver WIT, who gives us a sneak peek into her Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage panel, including her unique perspective from working at an IT staffing company, the idea of seeing DE&I as a business investment, and why a cultural change is needed before we can truly become inclusive and diverse.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Jim Gordon of Intel

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco. Today’s guest is Jim Gordon, GM of Security Ecosystem Strategy & Development at Intel, who gives us a sneak peek into his Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage panels, including his 3 “Be This” rules to D&I success, why this issue is important to him, a white male, and who should attend.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl | With Kyla Guru

By Sean Martin and Selena Templeton

In today’s chat, Sean and Selena connect with Kyla Guru, 16-year-old founder and CEO of Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and equipping citizens — young and old — with the cybersecurity skills needed to help prevent future cyber-attacks. Get ready to be inspired by Kyla and follow her lead to take action, beginning with the future generation of InfoSec professionals!

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Cybersecurity Starts With Mental Security | With Ryan Louie

By Sean Martin

Mental health is a topic we care deeply about at ITSPmagazine and we were thrilled to have the chance to connect with Ryan Louie, a board-certified Psychiatrist focusing on the psychiatry of entrepreneurship and the mental health impact of cybersecurity, to get a sneak peek into his interactive session on this very topic during RSA Conference 2019.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Elaine Marino of Equili

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest Elaine Marino, CEO of Equili, founder of LadyCoders and co-founder of this seminar, who will give us a sneak peek into what she’ll be bringing to the table in this discussion, how she and Karen Worstell came to create this session for RSA Conference, and who should attend these panels.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Claudia Schabel of Schabel Solutions

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest is Claudia Schabel of Schabel Solutions, who gives us a sneak peek into her panel at the “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage” seminar at RSAC.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Caroline Wong of Cobalt

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest is Caroline Wong, who gives us a sneak peek into her panel at the “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage” seminar at RSAC.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage | With Vanessa Pegueros of DocuSign

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Welcome to a new episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest is Vanessa Pegueros of DocuSign, to give us a sneak peek into her panel at the “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage” seminar at RSAC.

My Story About Diversity In Cybersecurity. By Avishag Daniely

As part of ITSPmagazine’s “Share Your Own Story” initiative, Avishag Daniely, Director of Product Management at Guardicore, shares her story about the intersection of diversity, technology, life, and the challenges and inspirations she encountered along her journey into cybersecurity.

Empower Yourself: From Cyberbullying to a Career in InfoSec Privacy

By Selena Templeton | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

Selena Templeton and co-host Marco Ciappelli chat with Whitney Merrill, a privacy and data attorney who also founded the crypto village at DEFCON, about cyberbullying, anonymity and privacy rights. In this inspiring story, Whitney recounts how being cyberbullied in high school, and the frustration of being told by teachers and police that they couldn’t trace the user, led directly to her career in information security, privacy and the law

AI Robots Are Developing Prejudices Because Of Us Mere Mortals

By Selena Templeton | Co-host Marco Ciappelli

Selena Templeton and co-host Marco CIappelli chat with Ariel Herbert-Voss, a Ph.D. student at Harvard University with a focus on adversarial machine learning, about artificial intelligence, machine learning and unconscious bias. It’s no secret that algorithms are, or can be, inherently biased but the issue is not technology – the issue is about human nature. And we can only build something that is fair if we are.

NPower Stories: A Conversation with Elizabeth Lopez

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

ITSPmagazine’s Sean Martin and Selena Templeton chat with Elizabeth Lopez, a graduate of NPower’s Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3) program and a Security Operations Associate at KPMG, about her story that starts with a knack for computers and a job at the local library — which led her to NPower, a nonprofit that trains military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.

Chats on the Road to RSAC 2019 | Solving the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage at RSA Conference 2019

By Selena Templeton | Co-Hosts Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin

Welcome to the first episode of ITSPmagazine’s 2019 “Chats on the Road to RSA Conference,” a series of podcasts leading up to the annual conference in San Francisco in which we connect with conference organizers, speakers, presenters and panelists. Today’s guest is Karen Worstell, CEO of W Risk Group, to chat about her new “Solving Our Cybersecurity Talent Shortage” seminar at RSA Conference 2019.

Diverse by Design: How to Achieve a Balanced Workforce

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Selena Templeton chats with Audrey Taylor, Founder & CEO of netlogx, a company that is comprised of 50% female employees – most of whom are in leadership roles – about how they were so easily able to achieve what the rest of the industry is still struggling with. Hint: found a company that is Diverse by Design.

It's Your Community. Let's Work Together To Make It Better.

By Sean Martin

In today’s conversation, Candy Alexander from ISSA International and Jon Oltsik from ESG share how important their 3rd annual global survey on the life and times of cybersecurity professionals is to the InfoSec community, who should get involved, and how the coming findings can help the community help each other to make for a better experience as we all fight the good InfoSec fight.

Human vs. Machine: Fighting Fraud with Machine Learning

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Selena Templeton chats Jason Tan, co-founder and CEO of Sift Science, a machine learning fraud and abuse prevention company. The conversation spans the topic of machine learning: how it differs from artificial intelligence, the limitations of ML, how online fraud prevention has been improved upon with ML, unconscious bias, and Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the consequences of exclusively AI-written content.

Men Advocating for Women Helps Everyone — Including a Business’ Bottom Line

By Selena Templeton, host of DiverseIT

Selena Templeton chats with Rania Anderson, founder of The Way WoMen Work, an organization that is dedicated to equipping male business leaders with the skills they need to intentionally advance women, who provides examples and responses that men can say or do in specific situations to be allies to the women they work with — which benefits women, men and the business’ bottom line.