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ICMCP Announces Impressive List of Speakers for National Conference

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ICMCP Announces Impressive List of Speakers for National Conference

Dr. Lyron Andrews, Founding Principal, Profabula and Stanton Gatewood, CISO, State of Georgia will Keynote the ICMCP National Conference, The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape, September 18-19, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

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ATLANTA, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Third Annual National Conference, "The Diversity Game: Changing the Cybersecurity Workforce Landscape" has announced an impressive list of speakers and the final agenda for this year's event.  The leading destination for issues related to cybersecurity career and industry developments impacting minority cybersecurity professionals continues to elevate the national dialogue on the critical strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners.  The full conference agenda is available at https://conference.icmcp.org/agenda.html.  You can register and view the full conference program at https://conference.icmcp.org/.

Keynote speakers at this year's National Conference include Dr. Lyron Andrews, Founding Principal, Profabula and Stanton Gatewood, CISO, State of Georgia.  Dr. Andrews and Mr. Gatewood will be joined by a distinguished list of over 50 presenters on various topics that impact minority cybersecurity professionals and organizations.  See the full list of speakers at https://2018icmcpnationalconference.sched.com/directory/speakers?iframe=no&w=100%&sidebar=yes&bg=no.

Dr. Andrews' career in technology spans three decades. His roles have included Network Manager at the NYC Department of Education, Senior Director of IT at BMG, Vice President of Workforce Opportunity Services, and Dean of Technology for learning and development at BNY Mellon. Over the past 20 years he has integrated information security management with teaching at Columbia University and other institutions in 30 countries around the world. He is a co-author of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional official student guide 5th edition released in 2018.

Mr. Gatewood is Chief Information Security Officer for the state of Georgia. He leads GTA's Office of Information Security, which unifies information security responsibilities for the state's IT enterprise, the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services program, and GTA.  Mr. Gatewood is a distinguished fellow at the Ponemon Institute, the widely known research center dedicated to privacy, data protection, and information security policy. He has also received numerous honors for his work in the field of information security, served as an active member of several professional associations, and published articles on information security.

"ICMCP is extremely excited by the caliber of speakers highlighting our third annual National Conference.  This is the most distinguished group of presenters we have ever assembled to discuss cybersecurity career and industry developments impacting minority cybersecurity professionals," says Aric K. Perminter, President at ICMCP.  "These incredible speakers anchor an agenda that makes the ICMCP National Conference a can't miss destination, whether you are pursuing a new career path, exploring professional development opportunities or searching to fill cybersecurity gaps within your company."

The National Conference will also host the Cybersecurity Minority of the Year Awards in the following categories:

  • Minority-Owned Cybersecurity Company of the Year
  • Minority CISO of the Year
  • Minority Practitioner of the Year
  • Minority Educator of the Year

For award criteria and nomination forms, please visit https://conference.icmcp.org/2018-icmcp-awards.html or contact awards@icmcp.org for more details.  The award nomination deadline is 5 PM EST on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

The full conference agenda is available at https://conference.icmcp.org/agenda.html.  You can register and view the full conference program at https://conference.icmcp.org/.

About ICMCP
The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It began official operations in September 2014 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to provide members with educational/technical scholarships, mentoring opportunities, professional development and networking opportunities. For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit https://icmcp.org, follow @ICMCP_ORG on Twitter or visit the ICMCP LinkedIn page.

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