ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program seeks to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce. We are proud to support this amazing program, bringing a number of cyber security experts to discuss women and the cyber security industry.
Women in Cyber Panel
Alyssa Miller – Application Security Advocate, Snyk
Alyssa Miller is a hacker, security advocate, cyber security professional and public speaker with almost 15 years of experience in the security industry. Her experience includes penetration testing, threat modeling and working with business leaders to build enterprise security programs. She speaks internationally at industry, vendor, and leadership conferences on topics ranging from technical security vulnerabilities, to high-level security program strategies, to issues within the security community itself. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Women of Security (WoSEC), an Advisory Board member for Blue Team Con in Chicago, and she current works as an Application Security Advocate for London-based Snyk Ltd.
Anna Manley – Principal Lawyer at Manley Law Inc.
Anna Manley is an internet and privacy lawyer based in Sydney, NS. She is the principal lawyer at Manley Law Inc. and founder and CEO of Advocate Cognitive Technologies Inc.
Kim Lamoureux – Senior Security Analyst, PlayStation
Kim Lamoureux has over 7 years experience leading Sony PlayStation’s Level 1 PCI assessment, both as an external consultant and eventually joining Sony full time.
Over the past 15 years, Kim has managed multiple engagements across industries including risk management, compliance, and audit. In her spare time, she actively participates in multiple cybersecurity inclusionary efforts, including cybersecurity and privacy for children. Kim was nominated and lead the ISACA San Diego Chapter as its acting president from 2017 to 2018.
Kim has given talks at the Diana Initiative and twice at the ISACA Los Angeles Conference, and is also a volunteer CFP reviewer for the Usenix Enigma conference. Though she has a degree in biochemistry, her passion lies in cybersecurity and the intersection of payment system protection and commerce.
Ursula Cowan – Senior Threat Research Analyst, Mandiant Security Validation
Ursula Cowan, is a Senior Threat Research Analyst at Mandiant Security Validation (a FireEye Company), focusing on researching adversaries’ tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), breaking them down to the smallest behaviors, for the purpose of replicating them within the Mandiant Security Validation Platform.
Ursula’s career started as a police detective investigating cyber-crime, death, and online exploitation. She later added computer forensics examiner to her list of job duties. Her training in computer forensics was at the U.S. Secret Service’s National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI), she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Digital Forensics from the University of Central Florida.
Melissa Sariffodeen – Co-Founder & CEO at Canada Learning Code
I’m Melissa and I’m a fierce advocate for providing Canadians (especially women and youth) the critical skills, confidence and opportunities they need to become passionate builders – not just consumers of technology and to inspire everyone to leverage and build technology that has the power to truly change the world. And, I’m making that happen with an amazing team across the country at Canada Learning Code.
Since 2011, we have taught over 80,000 Canadians code through one of our programs and we’re just getting started. Our goal is to provide 10,000,000 technology learning experiences to Canadians over the next ten years through our programs Ladies Learning Code, Girls Learning Code, Kids Learning Code, Teens Learning Code and Teachers Learning Code.
Through program design and delivery (like the code:mobile – a travelling computer lab roadtrip across Canada), strategic industry and public partnerships, educator training, research, advocacy and awareness Canada Learning Code aims to unify coding education in Canada and drive results
Dominique West – Technical Manager, Datadog
Dominique West is currently a Senior Cloud Security Consultant for a multinational professional services and creator of the Security in Color cyber and cloud security podcast. Achieving her CISSP and Master’s degree in cybersecurity, Dominique is deeply passionate about cloud security & cyber awareness, with 8 years of experience in IT spanning risk, vulnerability, incident and response, cloud transformation & security across the commercial industries. In addition to her professional endeavors she founded a platform, Securityincolor.com, that provides industry news and professional guidance to those aiming to begin to navigate a career in the cloud and cybersecurity space. She also leads the Atlanta chapter of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a nationwide non-profit with the aim of empowering women in the field of information security. You can find Dominique on all social media platforms (@domyboo), on Linkedin, or directly on her website (http://www.securityincolor.com)