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Betakit Live: Diversity in Cybersecurity
April 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In our last BetaKit Live on the subject, Canadian cybersecurity leaders said the ecosystem required community to grow. But what if that community is a gated one, leaving 50 percent of the population on the outside looking in? What needs to be done to build and support a diverse cybersecurity ecosystem in Canada?
A community for some, not all, certainly won’t help the cybersecurity sector’s looming talent issue, with an estimated 3.5 million job openings to fill globally by 2021. Such a community also won’t lead to positive work experiences for those made to feel like they’re not part of the club.
So what needs to be done to build and support a diverse cybersecurity ecosystem in Canada?
Wednesday, April 21, BetaKit is proud to present a BetaKit Live panel in partnership with Microsoft Canada focused on this important conversation. Featuring three Canadian cybersecurity leaders, the panel will discuss gaps and opportunities to create that diverse community, grounded in their personal experience and expertise.
This BetaKit Live panel conversation will be streamed live simultaneously to BetaKit’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Have a question you’d like asked during the stream? Post it in the comments section below and we’ll make sure it gets answered.
Douglas Soltys – Editor-in-Chief, BetaKit
Special Guest Participants:
Kirsten Turnbull – Security & Compliance Technical Specialist, Microsoft Canada
Lise Lapointe – CEO and Owner, Terranova Security
Ikjot Saini – Cybersecurity Expert & Assistant Professor, University of Windsor