Athena's Podium
Women in Cybersecurity:  Building Leaders and Improving Cybersecurity

Women in Cybersecurity: Building Leaders and Improving Cybersecurity

Athena’s Podium

Danielle Jablanski, OT Cybersecurity Strategist

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Currently, women make up less than a quarter of the cyber security workforce, according to 2019 data from an ISC(2) report. To encourage more women to pursue careers in cybersecurity, there needs to be a change in perception and the working environment, so women view the career path as one of inclusion and opportunity.

As part of this, there need to be more visible female role models who embody successful career paths in cyber. In this talk, you will hear Danielle Jablanski's personal experience in this field, the challenges but also the opportunities, what is cyber security and why diversity is important in this field, and how Women are making an impact on this sector.

In Cyber Security, the best defense is learning as much as you can about the offense and be able to reverse engineer offense tactics to build a good defense. 

About the Speaker

Danielle Jablanski is an OT Cybersecurity Strategist at Nozomi Networks, responsible for researching global cybersecurity topics and promoting OT and ICS cybersecurity awareness throughout the industry. In 2022 she also joined the Atlantic Council as a non-resident fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Danielle serves as a staff and advisory board member of the nonprofit organization Building Cyber Security. Danielle also serves as the President of the North Texas Section of the International Society of Automation (ISA). She is also a member of the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Advisory Taskforce (CAAT) with the Building Apprenticeship Systems in Cybersecurity (BASIC) program sponsored by the Department of Labor.

Danielle has been responsible for conducting academic and market research on emerging technologies throughout her career. She has independently consulted for the US government and a technology startup on novel technology applications for the military, Department of Defense, and commercial sectors.

She began her career with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security evaluating cyber technology impacts on nuclear weapons policy and use worldwide. Before returning to the world of physical and industrial cybersecurity, Danielle was a senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights and spent the two years prior contributing to the creation and development of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University. She holds a master’s degree in international security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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25 March 2022


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