Top Revolutionary Women in Security 2019

Cover Story : Mitchelle Schanbaum

Top Revolutionary Women in Security 2019

In today’s disruptive world where information is flooded all over the internet, securing business data has become more crucial than ever before. Now companies are facing security challenges, and it will be resolved when more skilled people will enter the cybersecurity field. But the security field currently is facing a major talent crunch, majorly female talent tool. That means the industry is missing out almost half of the population’s talent pool. Therefore, to inspire and get more women into cybersecurity through new and innovative approaches, we present you with “Top Revolutionary Women in Security 2019” issue of Industry Wired Magazine. 


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Top Revolutionary Women in Security 2019

Digital Version

Leader of the Month: Joyce Brocaglia

Joyce Brocaglia: Delivering Extraordinary Cybersecurity Talent to Enterprises

Alta Associates is the most prominent national executive search firm specializing in Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management and Transformational technologies. Alta’s track record of filling CISO roles and building technology and risk teams is unprecedented. Their ability to place qualified and diverse candidates is unparalleled. Fifty percent (50%) of searches are filled with diverse candidates, ninety percent (90%) of those hired are from the first slate of candidates presented and most positions are filled within 90 days.

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Leadership Profiles

Aisling MacRunnels: Bringing Businesses Closer Through AI-Powered Security Solutions

Synack is a crowdsourced security testing platform that delivers smart penetration testing to security teams who need an efficient and scalable way to test their attack surfaces on a continuous cadence and get actionable results. The company’s solution is the industry’s only penetration test to seamlessly combine trusted crowdsourced security testing talent augmented by proprietary AI technology to give customers the best of human intelligence and machine intelligence. Synack smart security testing yields..

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Ashley Podhradsky: Empowering Girls and Women in Cybersecurity with Industry Development Programs

There is an incredible demand for professionals in the cybersecurity field, and it has been estimated that there are more than one million vacant cybersecurity jobs around the globe. This global shortage of professionals, including both men and women, demonstrates there is a pipeline shortage. Currently, women in cybersecurity represent a minor percentage of the global cybersecurity workforce. The percentage indicates that the security field needs new approaches to reach out to the female talent pool. CybHER™ is one such effort working towards increasing the percentage of women in cybersecurity.

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Felice Flake: Redefining Security Industry with Path-Breaking Services

Felice Flake is the CEO of SycSec. Her career began in customer service and insurance licensing, where she quickly worked her way up into supervisory and management roles. Under her leadership, the company experienced an astounding increase in productivity recognized by organizational leadership. Another promotion, this time to a corporate training position, allowed Felice to translate her passion for customer service and technical expertise into proprietary software training classes along with professional development training classes.

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Georgia Weidman: An Innovative Leader Bringing Advances to the Cyber Security World

Security researcher and author Georgia Weidman founded Shevirah in 2015 to commercialize software for penetration test teams to assess mobile security solutions leading to more secure enterprise endpoints such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT). As hackers shifted methods from traditional remote network attacks to social engineering and new endpoint attacks a gap in enterprise testing had emerged. Shevirah closed that gap with software for internal test teams and services for businesses without their own standing teams.

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Laila Robak: Safeguarding Enterprises with World-Class eSignature Solutions

SigniFlow™️ Americas is an independent company, 100% woman-owned, located in New Hampshire, United States that holds the exclusive trade rights for SigniFlow (owned by PBSA – formerly known as Pitney Bowes South Africa) in the American Continents. SigniFlow focuses on document, workflow and e-signature management; assisting companies to go digital with the benefits of heightened security, reduced costs, and less time spent on paper-based processes. Additionally, digitalization enables users to become more efficient…..

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Melanie Maier: Forging a New Path for Banking with Security Compliance

Entersekt is an innovator of mobile-first fintech solutions. Financial services providers and other enterprises rely on its core product, the Entersekt Secure Platform (ESP), to provide advanced security and the best in convenient new digital experiences to their customers, irrespective of the service channel they use. The company was founded in South Africa, 10 years ago, and has since established itself as a global organization with a proven track record. Every day, Entersekt’s technology protects tens of millions of consumer devices and transactions across the world. The company has clients and partners in Africa, Europe…

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Nanda Chougule: Vitalizing Businesses with Industry-Dedicated Security Services

DigiSec360 is a cybersecurity firm enabling organizations to manage their cybersecurity effectively. DigiSec360 is located at the IT hub of India, Bangalore and working with companies across India and the USA. It offers comprehensive solutions covering three tenets of cybersecurity: PEOPLE, PROCESS and TECHNOLOGY. The company’s solutions assess, analyze, prevent and protect organizations in the ever-expanding cyber threat landscape. The goal of DigiSec360 is to help organizations building better cybersecurity posture.

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Vijaya Kaza: Redefining the Benchmarks of the Cyber Security Industry

Lookout is a cybersecurity company for the post-perimeter, cloud-first, mobile-first world. Powered by the largest dataset of mobile devices in existence, the Lookout Security Cloud provides visibility into the entire spectrum of mobile risk. The company is trusted by hundreds of millions of individual users, enterprises and government agencies and partners such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft, Apple, and others. Lookout was founded in 2007 before mobile devices were in everyone’s pockets. 

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