ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortress Information Security announced today that its Vice President of Global Business Development, Juliet Okafor, JD, a frequent speaker on gender and racial diversity in the cyber security industry, will present at the Cincinnati CISO Executive Summit, taking place June 6, 2017 at the Westin Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati CISO Executive Summit provides exclusive, peer-inspired content, insights from dynamic thought leaders and networking opportunities for the region’s top chief information security officers (CISOs). By unanimous vote, the CISOs determined that diversity was a key issue for the conference.
At the event, Okafor will present “Diversity is a Journey, Not a Final Destination.” The presentation is focused on the ever-growing demand for cyber security professionals and how CISOs constantly struggle to attract and retain the teams they need to keep their organizations secure. Okafor will explain how strategies to enhance racial diversity among cyber security teams translate to new pipelines for top tech talent and how CISOs can think outside of the box to recruit qualified hires from within their own organizations.
Okafor has spoken at many cyber security conferences and is Chairwoman, Strategic Partnerships & Fundraising Committee for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP).
“There is no question that cyber security is a top priority for today’s CISOs, with daily headlines on cyber attacks and threats illustrating the increased challenges faced by these managers,” said Okafor. “There are several steps that CISOs can take and tools they can leverage to better protect organizations, but the most important step is building a diverse, talented team of professionals to do so.”
Fortress Information Security is a leader in the market for third-party risk management solutions that help organizations judge potential cyber risks that exist in their supply chain. The company announced last month that it expanded the analytics database of its Risk Identification, Monitoring & Management (RIMM) Platform to include continuous cyber security monitoring of more than 2 million businesses.
For more information about Fortress Information Security, visit https://www.fortressis.com/.
About Fortress Information Security
Fortress Information Security, founded in 2014, is an information security and cyber risk mitigation company redefining traditional risk management. The company delivers next-generation capabilities to help large enterprises upgrade their cyber risk management capabilities, by making vulnerability and threat management cheaper, repeatable, more accurate, and more actionable – in real-time. Using the Risk Identification, Monitoring & Management Platform (RIMM), Fortress helps companies to better Understand, Visualize and Secure its critical business assets. Unlike traditional outsourcing and advisory firm business models, Fortress’ always-on, co-managed RIMM platform combines next-gen security technology and vulnerability management tools, to more efficiently operationalize findings, remediation and risk management across the enterprise. Fortress is one of the first security companies to seamlessly bundle innovative technology, threat intelligence and service delivery into a central governance platform. Fortress targets industries that comprise our country’s critical infrastructure, energy generation and distribution, financial services and healthcare companies, where security is a major priority. The company is headquartered in Orlando, FL, and more information is at www.fortressinfosec.com.