The ISACA Washington DC (GWDC) chapter is proud to share our Women in Leadership and Technology 2020 conference replays from August 20th. Even though opportunities in technology and cyberspace continue to grow, the United States Department of Labor estimates two-thirds of 1.1 million computing-related jobs by 2024 may be unfilled. Despite immense opportunities in technology sciences, according to the National Center for Women and Technology, only 19 percent of 2016 computer and information sciences bachelor’s degree recipients were female. We are proud to host the Women in Leadership and Technology Washington DC event every year!
Inclusion of Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Presented by Sonia Bashir Kabir
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) gives us an incredible opportunity to unite. To unite as human beings. A chance to unite against automation. The reality is, it is not just about men losing roles to women or vice versa, but humans losing roles to automation. However, in order to unite as human beings, we need to first address the challenge of women being left behind. Inclusion of women is a joint responsibility with men and exclusion has joint risks.
From Surviving to Thriving as an “Only” in IT Leadership – Presented by Sandy Silk
Information technology needs more diversity among its leaders and role models to inspire future generations of under-represented groups to pursue this profession and bring their varied experiences to inspire better problem-solving and innovation. Evolving into a leader involves much more than being put in a leadership role, acquiring new skills and adapting one’s style. It involves a fundamental identity shift. In a profession built upon ever-evolving technology, the susceptibility to imposter syndrome is already high. The internalization of leadership can be particularly challenging then to those who feel added scrutiny as an “only” in the group, who must also find personal resilience to navigate conflicting mindsets that support biases about expected behaviors and performance. This session empowers attendees to emerge as confident leaders by promoting awareness of self-limiting habits and nurturing an EPIC leadership that aligns with your personal values and advances organizational goals.
Cyber Governance and Privacy Risk Management: An Opportunity for Women – Presented by Jody Westby
No one is minding the store. Organizations are being targeted by cybercriminals, and privacy regulators are sharpening their pencils. Whenever there is a major cyber event, the outcome always seems the same: the bad guys keep winning, the companies keep losing, and the victims keep having their data disclosed. It doesn’t have to be this way. Good cyber governance and privacy risk management can tip the balance and change the outcome. ISACA was a leader with its Information Security Governance publication in 2008. In 2013, ISO released a standard for the governance of information security, ISO/IEC 27014, and over the past several years, privacy laws have gotten stricter. Regulators are ramping up penalties, and major cyber events are resulting in class action lawsuits. Even so, cyber governance and privacy risk management are lacking in many organizations, making them easy targets for cybercriminals. Rather than wait for the troglodytes at the top to finally decide to get their act together on cybersecurity and privacy, women in the ranks can seize the opportunity and help establish appropriate governance frameworks and ensure privacy controls are integrated in cybersecurity programs. This presentation will tell you how.
Kenneth joined ISACA in 2013 and presently serves as the GWDC Communications Director. He holds the CISM, CISA, PMP, CIPP/G, and AWS CCP.