Women in Cybersecurity

November 22, 2017

SECURITY

The Ecosystem of Women in Cybersecurity – A Key to our Future!

Digitization is driving each of us across all industries to make dramatic changes to how we approach customers, products, services, and the always-on, real-time information rich marketplace.  This digital economy is gender agnostic. And, it is highly dependent on a connected global ecosystem. The message is clear—no one person, enterprise, industry, government or region can […]

November 10, 2017

SECURITY

The Power of Role Models and a Good Book

My path to cybersecurity looks more like a winding road than a straight line, but it’s the influential role models and valuable information I consumed with every turn that paved...

October 27, 2017

SECURITY

Filling the Cybersecurity Professionals Gap – with Women

Due to the high-profile data breaches, cybersecurity has become a household word. Think back to just one month ago, when the data breach at Equifax exposed the personal information for...

October 23, 2017

SECURITY

Cisco Takes Exclusivity Out of Cybersecurity

Nearly 30 years ago, I attended the first of what would be hundreds of information security conferences throughout my career. I was astonished to be one of only a handful...

October 5, 2017

WE ARE CISCO

I. Am. A. Woman. In. Tech.

"You are a woman in tech. You are part of the 11% of women in cybersecurity. You make an impact. You're not alone - you have the #wearecisco fam behind you. Don't ever forget that." - Tammy Nguyen shares her story of realizing she was, indeed, a woman in tech.

July 17, 2017

SECURITY

For Women in Cybersecurity, Possibilities are Endless

This blog is the third in a series of posts sharing perspectives from Cisco women in security. Previous blogs featured Michele Guel, Engineer and Chief Security Architect and

June 7, 2017

SECURITY

When Women Happen to Things, Things Happen

Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “It had long come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened...

March 28, 2017

SECURITY

How to Increase the Presence – and Impact – of Women in Cybersecurity

This blog is the first in a series of posts featuring perspectives from Cisco women in security. Next month’s blog will feature Chief Privacy Officer, Michelle Dennedy. When I started my information security career at NASA’s Ames Research Center in 1988, there were very few women in the field. In fact, I’d attend conferences in […]

July 25, 2016

WE ARE CISCO

Going Back to Summer Camp as a Cisco Employee – GenCyber Camp That Is

An issue I can relate to – the lack of women in cybersecurity. While women represented 25% of computing professionals in 2015, they only represented 10% of the information security...