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Thursday, September 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Making a Change, One at a time - Diversity: More than just Gender

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There has been a lot of conversations around diversity and inclusion in the recent past.  This is a step in a positive direction. The benefits of diversity in cybersecurity are clear. As an industry, we can do better, we need to do better. We need not only to keep the conversation going but to really place some action behind it. While homogenous teams feel easier to operate in, it can lead to stagnation, or specialisations in some aspects at the expense of others.

In this talk, I will present some of my thoughts on the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusion in our industry. I will share some of my experiences working over the last few years towards diversity initiatives, some real change observed, challenges associated with it and small steps anyone can do to improve diversity.

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Vandana Verma

Security Solutions Architect, IBM
Vandana is a seasoned security professional with experience ranging from application security to infrastructure and now dealing with DevSecOps. She has been Keynote speaker / Speaker / Trainer at various public events ranging from Global OWASP AppSec events to BlackHat events to regional... Read More →

Thursday September 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Salon 2