Press Release

 

 New ISACA Events Serve Women in Security 

Free Webinar in June and CSX 2015 in October

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (28 May 2015)— Career opportunities in information security continue to grow, but there is a significant shortage of women in the field. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that just 25 percent of the US IT workforce is female. And, a recent Harvey Nash CIO Survey found that 71 percent of global respondents believe that women are under-represented in the IT department . To engage and empower women to aspire to leadership roles within security, global association ISACA is offering a free webinar in June and a special track for women at its inaugural CSX 2015 conference in October.

ISACA’s free “Conscious Leadership” webinar on 4 June 2015, at 11 a.m. CDT (UTC-5), will focus on women in leadership roles. Presenter Linda Dolceamore of the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Leadership Journey is an accomplished executive coach and leadership development consultant who has worked with leaders in global Fortune 50 companies. Attendees will learn how to strengthen self-awareness, personal capacity and resilience necessary to flourish in critical roles.

At its inaugural CSX 2015 in Washington DC, USA, 19-21 October 2015, ISACA will offer a first-ever Women in Security track to help advance the role of women in cybersecurity.

Women in Security will include impactful discussions and guidance on navigating the unique needs, opportunities and challenges faced by women in the field. Networking events and educational sessions specifically designed around impacting the gender gap will offer innovative tools to help women excel in the security field. Sessions include: