with Meghan Jacquot, Cybersecurity Specialist; Sarba Roy, Product Security Consultant ; Angela Duggan, Director of User Experience ; Allen Vance, CISSP, CCSK, Vice President, Product Management
As companies face rising cyber-attacks, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand. The competition to hire is fierce as companies across the country recruit and offer remote positions to the most qualified candidates regardless of their physical location. Even as the cybersecurity industry continues to offer both novice and veteran workers vast job role opportunities, collaboration and peer mentorship are more important now than ever (especially in the virtual world in which we currently live).
Please join our next Women in Security networking event to hear directly from a panel of cybersecurity experts who will talk about the skills/training needed to get noticed, the efforts to make cybersecurity more diverse, and how to encourage and support one another in a high-demand industry. Tune in live to hear from our guest experts;
Panelists: Meghan Jacquot, Risk Assessment Cybersecurity Engineering with Cyber Future Foundation, Sarba Roy, Product Security Consultant and Membership Chair at WiCys and Angela Duggan, Director, User Experience at BeyondTrust
Moderator: Allen Vance, VP Product Management, BeyondTrust
Following the panel discussion attendees will have the opportunity to break into smaller networking groups to meet & greet with fellow attendees, plus share their own stories and ideas about how to lead by example and continue to grow the industry with best-in-class talent. We welcome you to join this great opportunity to interact and network with fellow women in cybersecurity from around the country.
Meghan Jacquot works in Risk Assessment Cybersecurity Engineering with Cyber Future Foundation and is a curious lifelong learner with a commitment to sharing what she has learned. She is a Cybersecurity Specialist and is passionate about helping others, speaking at conferences to increase cyber awareness, and is particularly interested in cloud security, risk management, and ethical AI. She is a host of the podcast AT -> GO AI that focuses on bias mitigation and security of data. To continue expanding her knowledge she is on Hack The Box, placed in the US Cyber Challenge top 100, and attended the US Cyber Camp in 2021. She helps with Operations for Cloud Security Alliance - DC Chapter and volunteers with both WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate (Women in CyberSecurity) and at the National level in the Resources Committee. She is a mentor and a mentee who strongly believes in continual learning. You also might see her hanging out with her chinchilla. She’s happy to connect with others on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghan-jacquot-carpe-diem/
Sarba Roy is currently the Product Security Consultant at Umpqua Bank where she is collaborating and acting as a security advisor to the Product teams when new digital technologies and/or business needs are identified. She previously served as an IT Risk and Security Consultant for Tata Consultancy Services with almost 8 years of experience in Appsec, Pen testing and Security pre-sales with clients across the Netherlands, India and Indonesia.
She is also the Membership Chair for the Women In Cybersecurity(WiCyS) Oregon Affiliate, the Chapter Lead for Infosec Girls - Oregon and associated with collaborative communities like Breaking Barriers for Women in Cybersecurity and Empow(HER) Cybersecurity. She is also a passionate volunteer and advocate for women’s empowerment, education equity while being an artist, writer and mentor at heart, dedicated to helping individuals and organizations become more compassionate, curious and cybersmart.
Angela is a user experience expert with almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry. As the Director of User Experience at BeyondTrust, Angela manages a growing team comprised of Researchers, Designers, Analysts, Information Architects, and UX Assurance Engineers. Angela oversees all aspects of BeyondTrust’s user experience strategy. She works closely with the Product Management, Marketing and Engineering teams to develop roadmaps, processes and goals surrounding user and customer experience for a large product portfolio. Angela has worked with several technology companies over her career to create, develop, and optimize user experience departments and processes. She started her career as a web developer and quickly moved into user experience specifically working with rich internet, desktop, and mobile applications. Angela's specialities include: leadership, advocating the importance of user experience, building strong relationships between UX and other departments, user interface design, interaction design, visual design, user research and requirement gathering.
Allen has over 30 years of experience in software and systems development, operations, and information security, with organizations in the defense, infosec, telecom, and semiconductor industries. His functional roles have included development, architecture, product management, operations, manufacturing, and strategic alliances/new business development. His 15 years of cyber security experience includes product management and strategic alliance roles at Ionic Security, SecureWorks (now part of Dell) and Internet Security Systems (now part of IBM). At BeyondTrust, Allen and his team are responsible for the credential and session management product portfolio, including product roadmap, product business performance, and strategic product planning.
Allen’s educational background includes Computer Science and MBA degrees from Georgia Tech, the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge) certifications, and a Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma.
Allen is a member of the US FBI InfraGard program, and an active speaker on information security and risk management issues at industry events, including the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the RSA Security Conference, Gartner Catalyst, Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and the Cloud Computing Expo. He has been interviewed by industry publications including Network World, ComputerWorld Canada, Computer Dealer News, and MSP Mentor.