Inspiring Women in Cybersecurity: A CISO’s Journey to Success

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Date: March 15, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM EDT | 3:30 PM CET | 8:00 PM IST
Topic: Inspiring Women in Cybersecurity: A CISO’s Journey to Success

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Abstract: In the current digital landscape, where cyber threats are rapidly evolving, the role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) in safeguarding an organization’s digital architecture has become paramount. However, the journey to success in this field presents challenges, particularly for individuals in leadership positions. This webinar aims to illuminate the inspiring journey of a pioneering CISO and delves into the speaker’s experiences, achievements, challenges, and lessons learned. From gaining expertise in navigating the security landscape to fostering diversity and inclusion within security teams, this webinar aims to provide actionable strategies for organizations to develop their security and corporate culture further. Drawing from real-world experiences and insights, our speaker will also share her invaluable perspectives on overcoming barriers, breaking stereotypes, and thriving as a leader in cybersecurity. Thus encouraging and inspiring future leaders of security through this webinar.

Key takeaways:

  • Driving the change: What inspires me to pursue a career in cybersecurity?
  • Common challenges faced by information security leaders
  • Building effective teams: Empowering diversity in the cybersecurity workforce
  • Success stories: Journey from technologist to a security leader

Michele Myauo Michele Myauo, Cybersecurity & IT Executive

Michele Myauo, Ph.D., is a distinguished cybersecurity and IT executive, board member, speaker, and author. She has over 22 years of experience in academia, industry, and government, with the U.S. Intelligence Community and departments including Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and State. She has handled cybersecurity, IT systems engineering, services sales, and business execution abroad. Myauo also led the North America Health and Public Service Security Industry at Accenture. As a Managing Director and Senior Security Executive, Myauo focused on supporting the healthcare industry, state and local governments, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations to innovate and accomplish more sustainably by quickly implementing safe and robust cybersecurity solutions.

Before Accenture, Myauo held leadership positions at Microsoft as Director of Cybersecurity Services Delivery for the Global Secure Infrastructure Practice and led the Azure Global Special Capabilities Infrastructure and Innovation Cybersecurity group. Myauo held cybersecurity and IT leadership positions at IBM and was a professor at George Washington University. Myauo holds a Doctorate in systems engineering from George Washington University, an M.S. in industrial and organization psychology from the University of Baltimore, and a B.S. in psychology from Bethany College. Myauo won the 2023 Global CISO Forum World 200 CIO/CISO award. She serves on the National CyberWatch Center National Visiting Committee and EC-Council Global Advisory Board for C|EH (Certified Ethical Hacker).

*Examples, analysis, views and opinion shared by the speakers are personal and not endorsed by EC-Council or their respective employer(s)

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