Women in Security (Not Insecurity)

Wednesday, May 15 | 8:00AM–9:00AM CT | Vevey 3, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Moderated Discussion
According to a 2017 global information security workforce study white paper from Frost & Sullivan, women represent only 14% of the cybersecurity workforce in North America. What is even more disappointing is that the percentage has not changed in four years. Come hear from four women who decided on a career in cybersecurity and helped stir the winds of change for security teams. They'll discuss how they got where they are, the importance of being a woman in security and bringing diversity to the IT team as a whole, and some struggles and opportunities they experienced.

Outcomes: Understand how to attract more women into your security team * Learn about some common struggles women in security face * Identify reasons why diversity in security is necessary


  • Andrea Childress

    CIO and Assistant Vice President for Information T, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Leilani Lauger

    Chief Information Security Officer, University of Chicago
  • Cheryl O'Dell

    Security Awareness & Incident Response Manager, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Renee Peters

    Executive Director of Security and Technology Services, Northeast Community College

Resources & Downloads

  • Women In Security not insecurity

    Updated on 2/25/2024