Women in IT Security Honorees Unveiled by SC Media

Published on
September 20, 2021

Diverse lineup of 20 trailblazing women recognized for inspired cybersecurity thinking

New York, NY, September 20, 2021SC Media, the flagship information and events platform of cybersecurity business intelligence company CyberRisk Alliance (CRA), unveiled its annual list of exceptional women in IT security. In all, 20 executives were recognized for their significant and consequential contributions to the cybersecurity field. The honorees are profiled on SC’s new site, in a rich digital experience that includes in-depth coverage of gender diversity within cybersecurity.

The SC Media Women in IT Security program spotlights leaders who have faced down security challenges with innovative approaches, reshaped the industry paradigm, and made a positive impact on the advancement of cybersecurity in government or the private sector.

Nominated by peers and colleagues and selected by SC’s editorial staff, the honorees are featured in four categories: advocates, cyber veterans, power players and women to watch. The lineup of talented women prove that pivotal contributions are being made by women across the landscape of a traditionally male-dominated field, through private and public sectors, and spanning all sizes of organization.

Taken together, the 2021 class reflects remarkable diversity, and represents excellent progress for our industry. SC Media Editor in Chief, Jill Aitoro, commented, “Now in our eighth year celebrating = contributions of women to the cybersecurity community, we recognize an intelligence director. We recognize a chief technology officer. We recognize venture investors, a chief product officer and company founders. We have 20 women that demonstrate through their titles, their background, and their impact a technical expertise that is foundational to their success in cybersecurity.”

Aitoro pointed out the influence of the remarkable leaders profiled in the Women in IT Security series. “They prove not only what can be gained from more women in both the vendor and practitioner community, but what can be lost when women are not able to contribute in a meaningful way. They prove how tenacity translates to a commitment to growth; they prove how different life experiences bring new approaches to problem solving; and they prove that those that overcome professional hurdles can often be terrific leaders and advocates for new talent,” Aitoro said.

The full package of 2021 Women in IT Security content is available here.

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