People & Security


Education Level: Basic

5115 - A Snapshot of Women in Cybersecurity

Tuesday, September 26
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

With an overall lack of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), perhaps it’s not surprising that women make up only 11 percent of the global information security workforce. What is surprising, however, is that women in this industry are more highly educated than men. What is their educational background? The highest portion of women come from a computer science or engineering background. When it comes to how they spend their time at work, women are more likely to be conducting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities, while men are most likely to spend their time conducting managerial activities.

During this session, we will explore the profile of women in the cybersecurity workforce.

Learning Objectives:

Jennifer Minella

VP Engineering and Security
Carolina Advanced Digital Inc.

Jennifer Minella is VP of Engineering and Consulting CISO with Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. In her engineering role, Minella leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, Minella is a published Author, Editorial Contributor, and trusted Adviser for information security topics to media. No stranger to public speaking, she’s presented at RSA Conference, NSA Trusted Computing Conference, Interop, Infosec World, Deep Sec, SecTor, CSI and many others. She serves in volunteer functions in the community and industry and is on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2 and a CyberPatriot mentor.

Jennifer's also known for introducing mindfulness-based leadership to individuals and organizations in infosec. And aside from meditation and security, she's a competitive powerlifter and dancer including ballroom and swing. She also loves Figment, the imagination dragon.


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Karen E. Hoffman

Writer/Industry Analyst
Hoffman & Associates


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Suzanne Hall

Managing Director

Suzanne is the Washington DC Cybersecurity and Privacy practice leader. She has over 20 years of experience as a security and technology leader and returned to PwC after several successful years as a CIO and CISO in industry. Suzanne is experienced at aligning technology and organizations to drive organizational performance and growth. Suzanne has a proven ability to establish and align on vision, execute in organizations and diverse industries, and deliver solutions that balance risk, business realities, and operational impacts.


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Lynn Terwoerds

Executive Director
Executive Women's Forum

Lynn has more than 23 years’ experience in information systems, over half of which has been in information security. She has worked both as a practitioner and a vendor – She was the director of information security risk for Oracle’s Health Sciences Global Business Unit and formerly was 10 years at Microsoft corporate headquarters in security response, then critical infrastructure protection as a security strategist, and a director of software compliance. She was also was Head of Security Architecture, Standards and Infrastructure Engineering for Barclays Bank. She is presently Executive Director at the Executive Women's Forum & Co-Founder of the Voice Privacy Alliance.


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