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Security Innovation CEO to Speak on Cybersecurity Diversity at NICE Conference


WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Security Innovation, a leader in software security assessments and training, announced today that CEO, Ed Adams is speaking at the NICE Conference this week in Phoenix. Mr. Adams is delivering a talk titled, “Opening the Talent Spigot to Secure Our Digital Future,” a presentation he co-authored with Edna Conway, CSO of Cisco Global Supply Chain, and fellow Board of Directors member at ICMCP. 

This presentation discusses workforce development strategies that triangulate on three important and ineluctable facets of the cybersecurity industry: 

  • The dire shortage a qualified professional
  • Under-representation of women and minorities
  • Mandated standards with readily available training

This talk is in direct support of the goals of National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):

  • Accelerate Learning and Skills Development
    Inspire a sense of urgency in both the public and private sectors to address the shortage of skilled cybersecurity workers.
  • Nurture a Diverse Learning Community
    Strengthen education and training across the ecosystem to emphasize learning, measure outcomes, and diversify the cybersecurity workforce.
  • Guide Career Development and Workforce Planning
    Support employers to address market demands and enhance recruitment, hiring, development, and retention of cybersecurity talent.

Mr. Adams delivered a similar presentation at the 2019 PCI Community Meetings in North America and Europe earlier this year. The NICE Conference represents Mr. Adams’ 10th international speaking engagement in 2019.

“I applaud the commitment of organizations such as the PCI Council and NIST to give speakers the opportunity to raise awareness of cybersecurity diversity and workforce development challenges,” said Mr. Adams. “Every organization feels the pain of the job shortage. By training underrepresented demographics on pervasive standards, we can solve multiple problems with a single, focused effort,” he continued.

To help make cyber security more approachable, Security Innovation also donates its CMD + CTRL Cyber Range to numerous industry groups, creating a fun “learning by doing” environment that removes intimidation barriers.  Learn more at https://www.securityinnovation.com/about/community/

Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and a trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only simulated Web site environment designed to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the application layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit https://www.securityinnovation.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Security Innovation Media Contact:
Maureen Robinson
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