On 14th June, Broadgate Social’s Diversity within Cyber community came together to take part in a panel discussion hosted by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). This panel was part of a Cyber Risk Forum, featuring several panel discussions exploring growing risk concerns, risks associated with cyber events such as ransomware, anti-money laundering and diversity at leadership level in cybersecurity.
Our panel discussion, hosted by Jacob Simmonds, ‘Decrypting diversity at leadership level in cybersecurity’ explored varying experiences in getting into and developing careers in cybersecurity. Looking at blockages in reaching senior positions, particularly among diverse groups, as well as identifying the risks of not diversifying your teams and ensuring diversity of thought.
During the discussion, we were joined by:
Rose Songer, Director Security Compliance at Spring Health
Jen Olmsted, Chief Business Officer & Co-Founder at CyTrex
Andrew Obadiaru, CISO at Cobalt
John Mitchell, CISO at NextechAR
We explored the importance of advocating for yourself as a main driving force for change from the top-down. Highlighting the importance of seeing opportunities for others that are familiar to you. Our panel looked at diversity of thought being particularly imperative in the cybersecurity and risk space, helping organisations to differentiate themselves in the market, create new ideas and ways of thinking that will make an impact and drive change.
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