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Saturday, August 22 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Women in Threat Intelligence - from on the ground to in the cloud

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Introduction: A brief history of female intelligence operatives and cyber threat intelligence leaders from all over the world and a challenge to the audience to keep these key points in mind for discussion after the presentation:
  1. As you honor the contributions of the threat intelligence experts in this overview, keep mental notes of how they embraced traditional and nontraditional masculine and feminine traits to accomplish their mission.
  2. Challenge yourself to check thoughts of bias, social conditioning and the temptation to judge based on very limited information about the individuals being portrayed.
  3. At the end of this presentation, we will discuss the power of diversity and equanimity in a world class Threat Intelligence Team.
Female Intelligence Operatives and Leaders
State of Affairs - statistics about women in senior leader positions and what we can do to continue to improve the odds of women being successful in threat intelligence and cyber security
  • Recruiting efforts to reduce bias in job descriptions, necessary skills, education, certifications, "right fit", etc.
  • Number of female CEOs, CISOs
  • Number of women on boards of directors - certification courses to help you prepare
Answering the call is critical, even if you don’t see the path to your intended outcome.
  • Disaster medicine - fraud (benefits of being a female firefighter)
  • 911 Commission - we brought teams together to correlate intelligence and investigations in very creative ways
  • Combating botnets and nation state attacks at a global level
  • Sim Swap cases - information sharing across industry and sectors
Building a world-class threat intelligence program 
  • Training teams to challenge outcomes, grow, learn, reduce and be aware of bias
  • Partnering with key stakeholders inside and outside the company
  • Presenting to senior leadership and the CISO Advisory Board
  • Laying the foundation for diversity, inclusion and bringing people from underrepresented populations into the field through mentorship, training, networking, hiring

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Jodie Ryan

Sr. Manager Threat Intel & Countermeasures, Speaker
Jodie Ryan is a Sr. Manager of Threat Operations at Verizon Media. Her teams of Cyber Threat Intelligence Analysts and Countermeasures Engineers produce custom detections and threat advisories to lead intelligence-driven mitigation efforts across all Verizon Media properties such... Read More →

Saturday August 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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