Archived Webinar: Mentorship Matters: Cultivating the Next Generation of Cyber 


Thursday, 17 August 2017
12 pm (EDT) / 11 am (CDT) / 9 am (PDT) / 16:00 (UTC)
60 minutes
1 CPE (Members only)

In addition to the well-publicized skills shortage for cybersecurity analysts there’s another, less talked about shortage; strong, female cybersecurity leaders and executives. Many women enter technical fields and cyber, but drop out before reaching executive levels. Why? And what can we do to support and grow women in cyber?

In this panel, six of the top leaders in Cybersecurity gather to share their experiences. Panelists Amy Brachio (EY), Edna Conway (Cisco), Lisa Lee (Office of the Comptroller of Currency), Chenxi Wang (Jane Bond Project), Shelley Westman (Protegrity), and Diana Kelley (SecurityCurve) will provide recommendations on what we can do, together, to ensure we support and retain talented cybersecurity professionals and help them grow into leaders.

Please join us for this lively discussion.

SPEAKER: Diana Kelley,
Global Executive, Security Advisor,

Diana Kelley is a 25+ year veteran of IT and CyberSecurity. In 2003 she co-founded SecurityCurve and independent cybersecurity advisory and research company. During her career, she has provided strategic advice and technical guidance to CISOs, CIOs and security professionals at some of the world’s largest companies. Diana was the Global Executive Security Advisor to IBM Security and a regular contributor to SecurityIntelligence, X-Force Research. She co-authored IBM’s “Securing the C-Suite” and “Cybersecurity in the Cognitive Era” studies and was lead author of IBM’s “5 Indisputable Facts about IoT Security.” Diana is faculty member with IANS Research, an Industry Mentor at the CyberSecurity Factory and guest lecturer at Boston College’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. Earlier in her career, Diana led the Security and Risk group at Burton, was a GM at Symantec and a manager in KPMG Financial Services consulting. She has served on the advisory board for InfoSec World, Structure Security and the Content Committee for the Executive Women's Forum. Diana was an IEEE “Rock Star of Risk” in 2016 and speaks frequently at major conferences including TED, RSA, CyberTech, CompuTex and InfoSec World. She co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers and wrote the chapter on “PKI and Directories” for the PKI: Wiley Tech Brief.

PANELIST: Amy Brachio,
Partner, Global & Americas Advisory Risk Leader,

Amy leads EY’s Global and Americas Risk practice in Advisory. Amy joined the firm in 1997, became a partner in 2008 and became the Americas Advisory Risk Leader in 2014. Amy has nearly 20 years of experience in banking and serving large, diversified organizations in risk management practice, advising clients on risk topics that are top-of-mind to boards of directors and C-suite executives such as leading practices in internal audit, cybersecurity risk management, enterprise risk transformation and complying with rapidly escalating regulatory requirements. During her career, Amy served on EY’s Center for Board Matters, focused on advising boards of directors on key risk management topics, is a member of EY’s Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council and was named EY’s Working Mother of the Year in 2013.

PANELIST: Edna Conway,
Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain,

Edna Conway serves as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain. She drives her comprehensive security architecture throughout the third-party ecosystem for all Cisco solutions. Recognition of her leadership includes a Fed 100 Award, CSO of the Year Award at RSA, multiple Stevie Awards, multiple Golden Bridge Awards and Women of M2M Award. A sought-after advisor, Conway testified before the U.S. Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, Defense Science Board and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Boards of ADP, SecurityScorecard, Black Duck Software, Edge Velocity and PCM-G. Prior to Cisco, Conway was a partner in an international legal practice and served as New Hampshire’s Assistant Attorney General. She holds an AB from Columbia University, a law degree from the University of Virginia and academic credentials from MIT and Stanford and Carnegie Mellon Universities.

IT Examiner – Large, Midsize and Community Banks,
Functional Examiner-in-charge for IT,
Office of the Comptroller of Currency

Lisa is an award-winning information security and risk professional who has led domestic and international IT examinations of cybersecurity controls, incident management and technology operations at financial institutions and Fortune 50 companies. In 2014-2015, Lisa led two interagency teams that developed, piloted and published the first Cybersecurity Assessment Tool for the banking industry. In the past, she assisted in drafting the first guidelines for online banking authentication and cloud computing, hosted a nationwide webinar on security incident management and forged alliances between banks to form an anti-fraud working group. As a volunteer for the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), Lisa co-founded a mentoring program for executive women in information security, privacy and risk management. She founded a quarterly networking event that is now active in more than ten major U.S. cities and co-founded the EWF’s Cybersecurity School Challenge. Over the past seven years, she and a team of EWF women volunteers have taught approximately 5,000 elementary, middle and high school students about cyber safety, cybersecurity and cyber ethics. In 2011, Lisa was selected as a Woman of Influence by CSO Magazine and the EWF and later received the Cybersecurity Challenge award in 2016. Lisa is a frequent speaker at RSA and has spoken at Amazon’s Women in Engineering, RSA Europe, the BITS Financial Services Roundtable and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Miami.

PANELIST: Chenxi Wang, Ph.D.,
Founder, the Jane Bond Project

Dr. Chenxi Wang is the co-founder of the Jane Bond Project, a Cybersecurity consultancy. She is a strategic partner at IT Security Planet and serves on the advisory board of various start-ups. Previously, Chenxi served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Twistlock, responsible for corporate strategy and thought leadership. Chenxi is the 2016 and 2017 program co-chair for Security and Privacy at the Grace Hopper Conference and named by SC Magazine as a 2016 Women of Influence. Chenxi built an illustrious career at Forrester Research, Intel Security and CipherCloud. At Forrester, Chenxi covered mobile, cloud, and enterprise security, and wrote many hard-hitting research papers. At Intel Security, she led the ubiquity strategy that spans both hardware and software platforms. Chenxi started her career as a faculty member of Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Chenxi is a sought-after public speaker and a trusted advisor for IT executives. She has been quoted/featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, Dark Reading and many other media outlets. Chenxi holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.

PANELIST: Shelley Westman,
SVP, Alliances and Services,

Shelley Westman is currently Senior Vice President, Alliances & Security Services for Protegrity, where she has responsibility for alliances and services, which include pre-sales and post-sales support as well as client success. Previously, Shelley was the Vice President of Operations & Strategic Initiatives for IBM Security where she focused on overall operations and key transformational projects and strategic initiatives across IBM Security. As part of this role, she led the university programs for IBM Security and was involved in several IBM boards and committees on hiring and skills. Shelley was the founder of WISE—Women in Security Excelling—an IBM group devoted to advancing women in security. In February 2016, Shelley was appointed to a three-year term on the National Academies Board of Higher Education & Workforce. Shelley is a 2016 Honoree of “40 over 40” and was named a 2016 Executive Women’s Forum Women of Influence Award in the category of Security Corporate Practitioner. Shelley is a frequent public speaker having been interviewed by CNBC, Huffington Post Live, Fox News NY and Reuters and has been featured in Fortune, Forbes and Tech Republic. Shelley has held a number of other key roles at IBM including Vice President of Strategy and Vice President & Business Line Executive, Systems Software and Security for IBM’s System and Technology Group, Director of Power Systems, Director of Development Operations and roles in alliance management, procurement, forecasting and contracts. Shelley also practiced law, with a concentration in civil litigation, for 5 years. Shelley has a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law and an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.