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ISSA-LA September Monthly Virtual Chapter Meeting 2020

September 16 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Panel: Inclusion Before Diversity

For far too long, the conversation of diversity and inclusion has lacked definition. Many believe the terms are synonymous, but they are not. Diversity is simply not possible unless our cultures foster inclusion, which are the behaviors and social norms that allow diversity to happen in our workforce. Join our panel of leaders who will discuss insights on what inclusion means to diversity as well as the behaviors of inclusion our cultures need to foster in order to have a diversity of people.

Our brilliant panel consists of:

Moderator: Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN, Founder of Secure Diversity

Marci McCarthy, CEO and President at T.E.N. & CEO and Chairman at ISE® Talent

Jimmy Sanders, President at ISSA SF Bay Area, head of information security at Netflix DVD

Mari Galloway, CEO and a founding board member, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

Anu Koshy, Global Head – Inclusion and Diversity at UST Global

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About Our Panelists

Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN, Founder of Secure Diversity

Deidre Diamond has combined her 25 years of experience working in technology and staffing with her love for the cybersecurity community to create CyberSN, a company transforming the way cybersecurity professionals approach job searches. Deidre is also the Founder of Secure Diversity, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the cybersecurity talent shortage.

Marci McCarthy, CEO and President at T.E.N. & CEO and Chairman at ISE® Talent

Marci McCarthy is the CEO and President of T.E.N., an information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm. With more than 20 years of business management and entrepreneurial experience, McCarthy founded T.E.N.’s flagship program, the Information Security Executive® of the Year (ISE®) Program Series, which is lauded by the IT industry as the premier recognition and networking program for security professionals in the U.S. and Canada and celebrated its ten-year anniversary in 2020.

A 2012 recipient of a 4th Congressional District of Georgia Citation, McCarthy was lauded for fostering greater visibility and professionalism for the IT security industry, naming March 13 th “Marci McCarthy Day.” McCarthy was listed as one of IFSEC Global’s Security and Fire Influencers for 2018 as #3 of 20 total leaders in their Cybersecurity category; she was also the highest-ranking woman on the list.

McCarthy is the Inaugural Advisory Council Chair for the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC), is on the Board of Directors for TechBridge, and is on the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse Cyber Executive Board of Advisors. McCarthy served on the Atlanta Girls’ School Board of Trustees from 2016 to 2019. In 2020, McCarthy joined Spirion’s Board of Directors.

McCarthy is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), and was previously a member of their Strategic Advisory Board since its founding. She partnered with the ICMCP to create “The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program,” which provides $5,000 over a two-year period to help talented women and minority students advance into cybersecurity and obtain their Security+ Professional Certification via CompTIA. Six deserving individuals have been awarded this scholarship to date.

McCarthy has been a guest lecturer, speaker, and moderator at national conferences such as the ISE® Executive Forum and Award Program Series, ISSA Local Chapter and International Conferences, and more, speaking on cybersecurity, women in
technology/security/business, STEAM, entrepreneurism, and leadership topics.

Jimmy Sanders, President at ISSA SF Bay Area, head of information security at Netflix DVD

Jimmy Sanders, head of information security at Netflix DVD. Jimmy has spent the better part of two decades securing data and systems from cyber threats and building resilient compliance programs across technology, financial services, and healthcare organizations. At Netflix, he is responsible managing the security for DVD.com. In addition to his duties at DVD.com, Jimmy has served as the San Francisco area chapter president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 2014. He also held senior security management roles at organizations that include Samsung, Fiserv, and SAP.  He is a Cyber Security Committee advisor for Merritt College, Ohlone College as well as on advisory board for other colleges and non-profit movements.  Jimmy Sanders maintains the certifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk Information and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM).  He holds degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.

Mari Galloway, CEO and a founding board member, Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)

Mari is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing 501c3 non-profit cybersecurity communities dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber. WSC provides its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional. Mari began her cyber career with Accenture where she excelled as a Network Engineer. Mari is also the inaugural ISC2 Diversity Award winner for 2019. With over 10 years of Information Technology, 8 of which are in cybersecurity, her experience spans network design and security architecture, risk assessments, vulnerability management, incident response and policy development across government and commercial industries. She holds a variety of technical and management certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, etc) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University. Mari is currently a resident of Las Vegas working to secure the Gaming industry of the south west as a Sr. Security Architect. She regularly contributes content to security blogs and training companies across the country as well as an Adjunct Professor for UMUC. Outside of being a geek, Mari enjoys arts, puzzles, and legos! @marigalloway mostlymimi.com 

Anu Koshy, Global Head – Inclusion and Diversity at UST Global

Anu Koshy Thekumparampil is the Global Head for Diversity and Inclusion at UST Global. Under her leadership, UST has achieved several D&I milestones, such as: 60% representation of women among new hire and 3% increase in diversity percentage globally; and garnered awards and recognition, such as: Glassdoor 2020 Best Places to Work, Great Place to Work – US/UK/India (2019), TEI Top Employer award – US/Mexico/India/Spain/UK/APAC (2020), Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI), featured in Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) and ‘Exemplar of Inclusion’ by Working Mother & Avtar 2019.

Anu brings two decades of rich and cross-functional experience to her D&I mission. In previous leadership roles, Anu managed large scale digital transformation programs, business development, strategic account management and corporate programs across geographies, serving a diverse talent pool of 25,000+ in 25 countries.

Anu is passionate about intrapreneurship and innovation. She runs UST Garage Ventures, an entrepreneurship incubator for UST associates. She also spearheads D3 (Dream, Develop Disrupt) – UST’s premier annual global technology conference, and the largest conference of its genre in APAC.