with Dr. Eric Cole, World Renowned Cybersecurity Expert, CEO of Secure Anchor; Jo Peterson, Vice President of Cloud and Security Services ; Diana Kelley, CTO, Executive Mentor, Research Analyst, Security Keynote Speaker; Matt Dircks, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
About this event:
Cybersecurity needs more women. With Cybersecurity job openings expected to triple over the next 5 years, it is a pivotal time to encourage women to join the industry to fill the world's open security positions. There truly is a cybersecurity career waiting for every woman (and girl!) who wants one!
Watch our Women in Security networking event to hear directly from a panel of cybersecurity experts (both men & women!) who will talk about how leadership can encourage and advocate for more women currently in security, how to create a space where women are confidently add their voices to the mix, and how to forge paths & opportunities for future generations. Tune-in to hear live from experts;
World Renowned Cybersecurity Expert with more than 30 years of network security experience, Dr. Eric Cole is a distinguished cybersecurity expert and keynote speaker who helps organizations curtail the risk of cyber threats. Many of the foundational principles of this course and training in cybersecurity were developed by Dr. Cole. He has worked with a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies, to top international banks, to the CIA, for which he was a professional hacker.
Jo Peterson is the Vice President of Cloud and Security Services for Clarify360. Her engineering team focuses on cloud optimization, cloud security and security as a service offerings. Jo is a trusted advisor in the security space, providing an agnostic metric-driven sourcing service without any consulting fees.
An Engineer by trade, Jo is currently ranked as #5 on the Rise Global Cloud Power 100 as well as #2 on the Rise Global Cybersecurity Power 100, and Top Woman in CyberSecurity by CyberCrime Magazine. Jo is a 2016-2020 CRN Women of the Channel Recipient. She is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Jo is followed by an audience of over 60,000 on Twitter. In 2021, Thinkers360 listed Jo as one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders and Influencers to follow on social media and Onalytica listed her as one of the Top 100 Cloud Influencers. She is currently in process on her CCSP and CISSP. She is an Air Force vet and the founding Co-Chair of cloudgirs.org
Diana Kelley’s security career spans over 30 years. She is Co-Founder and CTO of SecurityCurve and donates much of her time to volunteer work in the cybersecurity community, including serving on the ACM Ethics & Plagiarism Committee, as CTO and Board member at Sightline Security, Board member and Inclusion Working Group champion at WiCyS, Cybersecurity Committee Advisor at CompTIA, and RSAC US Program Committee.
Diana produces the #MyCyberWhy series, hosts BrightTALK’s The Security Balancing Act, and is a Principal Consulting Analyst with TechVision Research and a member of The Analyst Syndicate.
She was the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft, Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security, GM at Symantec, VP at Burton Group (now Gartner), and a Manager at KPMG.
She is a sought after keynote speaker, the co-author of the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers, has been a lecturer at Boston College's Masters program in cybersecurity, the EWF 2020 Executive of the Year, and one of Cybersecurity Ventures 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.
As Chief Executive Officer of BeyondTrust, Matt Dircks is responsible for BeyondTrust’s long-term market and product strategy and leads the company’s day-to-day operations. He also guides BeyondTrust’s unique culture that is centered on integrity, transparency, respect, and innovation.
Dircks has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry with roles encompassing product strategy, product management, engineering, sales, marketing, and corporate development. Prior to becoming CEO of Bomgar, which became BeyondTrust in 2018, he was the Vice President and General Manager of Service Support Products at BMC software, joining BMC through the acquisition of Numara Software in February 2012 where he was Vice President of Products since 2008. Before Numara, Dircks served as General Manager of the Server Virtualization Business at Quest Software.
Previously, Dircks was President of Full Armor Corporation, a start-up he helped transform from a single-product business into a highly-scalable multi-product, multi-channel corporation. He also served as Senior Vice President of Products & Markets at NetIQ Corp, and General Manager for the Web Products Group and Director of Worldwide Product Management at Citrix Systems. Dircks holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.