Tokens Are for Security, Not Diversity

Wednesday, June 09 | 1:00PM–1:45PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Live Session

Diversity has become a buzzword, but that's not what it should be. Diversity is a value and should be embraced and adopted as part of a workplace culture (much like good cybersecurity hygiene). We can go as far as to say that there should be maturity models for diversity in the workplace, and DEI should be carried through from student internships and recruiting all the way to retention or offboarding. This panel discussion will offer tangible action items to help infosec, privacy, and IT leaders improve diversity recruiting strategies, strengthen the talents of our teams, and create a more inclusive workplace culture. Panelists will also share tips and resources we can leverage to help amplify voices in the community and advocate for our peers. The higher ed infosec and privacy community is built on more than two decades of collaboration, trust, respect, and a willingness to share ideas. We envision this community continuing to share stories of success as we foster a culture of empathy that's supportive of the DEI mindset.


  • Jodi Ito

    CISO, University of Hawaii System Office
  • Shana Sumpter

  • Valerie Vogel

    Senior Strategic Consultant, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Zarmeena Waseem

    Senior Security Awareness and Training (Contractor), AP Professionals for Nike