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SOCstock Session 2021

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging into your Secops

Presented by:

Cyrus Robinson

SOC Director at Ingalls Information Security

Dan Kaplan

Director of Content at Siemplify

Haylee Mills

Content Detection Engineer at Charles Schwab

Mary N. Chaney

Chairwoman, CEO & President at Minorities in Cybersecurity Inc.

Cybersecurity does not just have a skills shortage problem – it also has a diversity and inclusion problem. Women continue to be significantly underrepresented, and while minority representation in infosec is slightly higher than the U.S. average, inclusive cultures remain elusive.

Yet studies have shown that organizations with greater gender and BIPOC equity outperform companies with more homogenous workforces. For security teams, that means being better equipped to more creatively and innovatively detect and respond to threats, and practitioners feeling more comfortable, connected and confident in their ability to keep security postures strong.

This panel will ask the tough questions to key influencers in the infosec field, zeroing in on shortfalls (and success stories) specific to cybersecurity operations, discuss barriers that have held back initiatives from moving forward, and share learnings and best practices that will help you drive a real diversity and inclusion strategy in the SOC.