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Women in Cyber Leadership Panel Replay

Recently I had the pleasure of moderating a panel full of women leaders in cybersecurity. The panel was hosted by The Women's Society of Cyberjutsu, a non-profit I lead in Atlanta with the aim of empowering women in the field of cybersecurity. We had a great conversation and hope you get some value out of it!

**Note: We had some audio issues so the video starts at the end of the last panelists' intro (Lydia). You can find out more about the panelists in the description below.


In the last five years, we’ve seen more women rise to the top levels of companies. Yet women continue to be underrepresented at every level. We want to help to continue to push the needle forward by celebrating current women in cybersecurity leadership roles and provide up-and-coming professionals the opportunity to ask questions to help navigate and elevate their own careers.


Nadine Bent-Russell: Nadine is currently an IT Project Manager for Insight Global on a project with Wellstar Hospitals. She has been professionally operating in Information Technology for 30 years. Her experience started with computer programming courses in BASIC, Fortran and COBOL in high school 38 years ago living near Silicon Valley as her mother worked there for Intel Corporation. She is currently pursuing a CISSP/CISM track professionally. She is a subject matter expert as an individual contributor and in leadership with financial services companies like the First Data, Toronto Stock Exchange and Swiss Reinsurance, giving her a breadth of knowledge and experience unique in the industry today.

Phyllis Woodruff: Phyllis is Vice President of Assurance Programs and Operations for Fiserv. Phyllis has been at Fiserv for more than 15 years and has been focused on security and compliance for the last 9 years. In total, Phyllis has more than 25 years of experience as a technology manager. She holds a BA in education and attended Georgia Institute of Technology for graduate work in cognition. Phyllis’ technical certifications include CISM, PCI-ISA/PCIP, and PMP.

Lydia Gatanis: Lydia Gatanis is a Consultant with the Cyber practice at Deloitte where she provides value to clients in the Adversarial Simulation and penetration testing fields. Lydia currently holds the GPEN (GIAC Penetration Tester) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certifications. In addition, Lydia will be pursuing her Masters degree in Cybersecurity at Georgia Tech in the Fall.

Esther Lee: Esther Lee is the current Principle of Cybersecurity at Ernst and Young. She has extensive experience in the cyber and technology space.

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