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Women in Cybersecurity: A SANS Survey

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT (2020-03-17 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Heather Mahalik


  • Cisco Systems
  • LogRhythm
  • ThreatConnect
  • ThreatQuotient

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Today, women are entering and rising through the ranks of cybersecurity experts, with more expected to join these ranks in coming years. By the end of 2019, women are expected to represent 20% of the global cybersecurity workforce, up dramatically from 2013, when only 11% of the workforce was female, according to the most recent statistics from Cybersecurity Ventures.

At this webcast, survey author, forensic examiner and SANS instructor Heather Mahalik discusses key results of the survey of successful women in varied roles within the cybersecurity community and draws on experiences of such women to provide practical advice to women all along their career life cycle. Attendees will learn about:

  • Directing your career path
  • Growing as a manager/leader
  • Interacting with others

As an added bonus, Heather will share the advice successful women have provided to those entering the cybersecurity field today.

Register today to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by Heather Mahalik.

Click here to register for a companion webcast to be held at 1 PM ET on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a panel discussion with survey author Heather Mahalik and selected sponsors that digs more deeply in to the results.

Speaker Bio

Heather Mahalik

Heather Mahalik is a SANS senior instructor and course lead for FOR585: Smartphone Forensic Analysis In-Depth. As the senior director of digital intelligence at Cellebrite, Heather focuses on forensic research and making the community smarter on all aspects of digital intelligence. Her background in digital forensics and e-discovery covers smartphone, mobile device, Mac and Windows forensics, including acquisition, analysis, advanced exploitation, vulnerability discovery, malware analysis, application reverse-engineering and manual decoding. Prior to joining Cellebrite, Heather focused on mobile device forensics in support of the federal government and served as a technical lead performing forensic examinations for high-profile cases. Heather maintains, where she blogs and shares presentations.

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