Announcing: “The Problem with Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity: Training for Action” Featuring OneLogin, International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals, MKACyber, and Elevate Security
February 25th, 2019
Training Panel Spotlights the Problems with Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity by Tackling the Challenges at One of the Largest Security Events of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 25, 2019 - Today OneLogin, the industry leader in Unified Access Management, in partnership with the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), MKACyber, and Elevate Security, announced a panel tackling the challenges the cybersecurity industry faces with diversity titled “The Problems with Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity: Training for Action.” The panel will take place at the Museum of African Diaspora March 5th, 2019 at 8 am PT in San Francisco. Get more information about the event and register on EventBrite.
“The Problems with Diversity and Inclusion in Cybersecurity: Training for Action” will be moderated by Aric Perminter, President of ICMCP. Panelists Justin Calmus, Chief Security Officer at OneLogin, and Masha Sedova, Co-Founder of Elevate Security, and Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of MKACyber will be discussing how much further we have to go until the industry eliminates diversity issues altogether.
The panel will be an open conversation and training aimed at advancing the practice of social equity among sector infrastructure organizations, so that cybersecurity leaders and change-makers will have the tools, training, resources they need to make change happen.
The panel will be limited to 50 security professionals in attendance.
“The issues with diversity - or lack thereof - in cybersecurity are real and they are concerning,” said Justin Calmus, Chief Security Officer at OneLogin. “I’m thrilled to be joining the stage with Aric, Mischel, and Masha addressing the tough questions and spotlight solutions during a time when all eyes will be on cybersecurity that week in San Francisco. It’s time to move the needle and come up with a plan.”
“Last year we came together at Black Hat to begin this partnership and raise money and awareness around the issues facing our industry,” said Aric Perminter, President of ICMCP. “I’m excited to continue the ‘tough’ conversation with these amazing panelists. This panel will result in actionable next steps toward our movement to address the issues we’re facing on a regular cadence.”
“It’s good to see the progress the security industry has started to make in enabling diversity,” said Masha Sedova, Co-Founder of Elevate Security. “I’m looking forward to reflecting on what’s worked, and what hasn’t, so that collectively, as an industry, we can start making meaningful strides forward. The future success of our industry depends on it.”
OneLogin, ICMCP, and Queercon came together in 2018 in Las Vegas to raise money and awareness around the diversity issues facing the industry during a hackathon last year at Black Hat USA. The event raised $55K for ICMCP and Queercon via a hacking event where the bounties were donated. OneLogin was the sponsor.
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