March 24 - 26, 2019
InterContinental San Diego, San Diego, CA
Gary Eppinger, Global VP, CISO and Privacy Officer at Carnival Corporation

Gary Eppinger

Global VP, CISO and Privacy Officer
Carnival Corporation

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Day 3: Tuesday, March 26th

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

8:50 AM Diversity in IT: Addressing Culture and Skills Shortfalls

Cyber criminals make no distinction related to gender, race, religion, age or sexual orientation as they penetrate networks and steal and destroy data. A truly effective information security strategy includes a diverse team to best understand the variety of potential attacks and threat landscapes. When it comes to the lack of diverse teams in technology fields, the focus often turns to what about the tech space keeps people from participating and what can be done to encourage more people to join the cybersecurity and other information technology professions. With the ongoing digital transformation within society, the number of unfilled cybersecurity positions is only going to increase.  In light of the global shortfalls in qualified workers, different approaches have become urgent and necessary.  Diversity of thought, perspectives and ideas have increasingly become key ingredients to combating an increasingly complex cyber threat landscape. 
What can be done to encourage, attract, mentor and train, as well advance future leaders in the technology landscape?

In this session examine: 

•Addressing the gender gap in C-suite technology roles
•Widening talent searches outside of IT
•Effective ways to support workforce diversity and inclusion