Join us on Tuesday, February 15 for our monthly chapter meeting with a special guest speaker:


Mentoring Cybersecurity Professionals
By Mari Galloway, CEO Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu

The growth of the Cybersecurity profession is expanding exponentially, as a result there is a strong need to mentor the next generation of Cyber professionals. What do these emerging professionals require to help them grow within the Cybersecurity field? What does it take to be an exceptional mentor? How can we expand the pool of mentors within Cyber? What are the special mentorship needs of diverse populations? Mari Galloway CEO and a Founding Board Member for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) will discuss these issues.

Speaker Bio
mari gallowayMari is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing 501c3 non-profit cybersecurity communities dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber. WSC provides its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional. 
Mari began her cyber career with Accenture where she excelled as a Network Engineer. Mari is also the inaugural ISC2 Diversity Award winner for 2019. With over 12 years of Information Technology, 10 of which are in cybersecurity, her experience spans network design and security architecture, risk assessments, vulnerability management, incident response and policy development across government and commercial industries. 
She holds a variety of technical and management certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CCNA, etc.) as well as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbus State University and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University. 
Mari is currently a resident of Las Vegas working as a Customer Success Architect for Palo Alto Networks. She regularly contributes content to security blogs and training companies across the country as well as an Adjunct Professor for UMGC. She also lends her time to various organizations as an award judge, mentor, and advisor. Outside of being a geek, Mari enjoys arts, puzzles, and legos! @marigalloway



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