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WEBINAR: One Woman’s Answer to the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

  • 15 Aug 2016
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar
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August 2016 Webinar Recording


August 2016 Webinar Slides

 

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Women in Security Special Interest Group & Women in Engineering (WIE) Monthly
Webinar Series


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One Woman’s Answer to the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage


Presented by Ms. Maryam Rahmani, Graduate Student at University of Maryland University College

Monday, August 15, 2016, 1200 PM – 1300 Eastern

One-half of the United States Workforce comprises of women, but less than 11 percent are in Cybersecurity! By working together, we can address this gender imbalance. Cybersecurity Workforce Diversity is a Critical National Security & Policy Issue


In this talk, Maryam shares her personal journey from corporate America to the graduate school in pursuit of cybersecurity knowledge. She discusses the United States’ dependence on its information systems and the importance of keeping the nation’s cyber infrastructure secure. Maryam urges others especially her fellow female technologists to answer the call for a diverse cyber workforce.

Cybersecurity is a young, and fast evolving discipline that can benefit from the broad spectrum of talents, experiences and skill sets includes many types of functions and roles; Cybersecurity Policy being one. Maryam concludes the talk with the latest development in cybersecurity policy.


 Maryam Rahmani is a mid-career technologist with over 23 years of technology sales experience focused on delivering technology solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Maryam is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Electrical Engineering. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy at University of Maryland University College.

Maryam is the Technical Co-Chair for the 2016 Women in Engineering (WIE) IEEE Forum East. She is the IEEE-Computer Society Membership Chair for Washington-Northern Virginia chapter. She is the Outreach Coordinator for membership at large (MAL) with Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Maryam serves on the board of the Society of HPC Professionals (SHPCP). Additionally, she is a member of ISSA and WIS SIG. She advocates STEAM (STEM+Art) career for women.


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