Join us on Tuesday, April 20 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speaker:  

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Cyber Panel Discussion

We will be hosting the meeting virtually
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in Cybersecurity is projected at 37% from 2012–2022—that’s much faster than the average for all other occupations. However, the industry still struggles with issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. What strategies can organizations adopt to cultivate a more diverse workplace? How can organizations recruit and retain a diverse pools of candidates and help them to thrive within the organization? The panel will explore ways to reimagine recruitment, hiring, visibility, mentorship, allyship, training, pay equity, Executive Leadership programs/pipelines, as well as company awards & recognition programs.


Speaker bios

Panel Moderator
deidre diamondTalent and technology veteran, Deidre Diamond, Founder, and CEO of CyberSN and Secure Diversity, has created the largest cybersecurity talent acquisition service and technology firm in the U.S while focusing on the cybersecurity talent shortage, specifically the shortage of women. Deidre's mission is to remove the pain from job searching and matching for everyone. Deidre cares tremendously about people loving where they work and has been working to create cultures that have high EQ (emotional intelligence) skills. These skills focus on words and behaviors. Deidre is known in the D/I community as someone who works hard at making sure words and behaviors are inclusive for all so that inclusive environments can also be diverse environments. 



larry whiteside Larry Whiteside Jr. is a veteran CISO, former USAF Officer, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity field. He has 25+ years of experience in building and running cybersecurity programs, holding C-Level Security executive roles in multiple industries including DoD, Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Critical Infrastructure.
Whiteside is the Co-Founder, President, and on the Board of Directors at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), a 501(c)3 non-profit association that is dedicated to increase the number of minorities and women in the cybersecurity career field through providing workforce development that includes skills assessment, training, education, mentorship, and opportunity.
He also serves as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer at CyberClan, a full service Global Incident Response and Managed Security Services Provider for the small to medium-sized businesses.
As the 2009 founder of Whiteside Security, Larry advised several corporate security executives and companies across the cybersecurity industry on how to make Cyber Security a number one objective to their businesses. He has helped CEOs and board members of private cybersecurity companies achieve their goals in sales, marketing, and customer retention.
Larry has presented to the C-Level leadership and Board of Directors of some of the largest private and public sector organizations in America. He is a thought leader in the industry with extensive experience presenting at conferences such as the Gartner Security Summit, RSA Conference, and SC World Congress, Larry has been featured in many articles relating to information security and risk management.
Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at Huston-Tillotson University.

mark casper Mark Casper is the President and Executive Director of Tech For Troops (T4T) a nonpartisan, nonprofit based in Richmond, VA. Tech For Troops Mission is dedicated to empowering Veterans with computers, skills, and Information Technology (IT) work force training. While located in Richmond, Tech For Troops has National reach.

He believes that working computers can provide a new life to struggling veterans rather than being discarded. Many veterans face two significant barriers when competing in the modern workforce: the lack of a computer and the lack of the skills needed to effectively use that computer. Under his guidance, Tech For Troops gifts refurbished computers and instituted a Veteran Improvement Program to teach computer literacy.
He is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a career IT expert who focused on large-scale government and civilian IT projects. and has worked with Northrup Grumman, Capital One and as a contractor CPIC planner for the Veterans Affairs

Mark was the owner of a small consulting firm until Tech For Troops recruited him. Married for 35 years to his soulmate, a father of two young women and a proud “grampy” to two amazing grand-daughters, Mark has found his place in life (for work) at Tech For Troops.

nathan chungNathan Chung is a cloud security specialist with more than 20 years of experience in IT and Cybersecurity. He is an advocate for women in cyber and Neurodiversity. He serves on multiple boards including WiCyS (Women in Cybersecurity) Colorado, IGNITE Worldwide, and Spark Mindset. He is also the host of the NeuroSec podcast. Voted Male Ally of the year in 2020.



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