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Networking Night @ Mozilla: Women in InfoSec

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1120 Northwest Couch Street

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Join Women Who Code Portland on Thursday, August 16th for a Networking Night @ Mozilla, with Women in InfoSec as the theme. This event will feature a panel of distinguished and experienced women from the security field. Our panelists will discuss how they initially landed in InfoSec, what the different roles are, and how someone could enter this field. According to the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), only 11% of the world's information security workforce are women. With this event, we are aiming to expose more women to the opportunities in InfoSec and hopefully encourage some of our attendees to apply for roles in InfoSec.

Our distinguished panel will feature:

  • Joan Pepin - Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Auth0

  • LJ Johnson - Sr. Director, Information Security, Nike

  • Miki Demeter - Security Researcher, Intel

  • Moderator: Ann Wallace - Technical Cloud Consultant, Google


SCHEDULE

5:30 – 6:00 PM – Doors Open + Networking

6:00 – 6:15 PM – Welcome from WWCode Portland and Mozilla

6:15 – 7:15 PM – Panel: Women in InfoSec + Q&A from the audience

7:15 - 8:00 PM – Networking + Closing Remarks


OUR SPEAKERS

Joan Pepin is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Auth0. As CISO, Joan is responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0's platform, products, and corporate environment. She brings 20 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, defense, ISPs, and MSSPs.

Previously, Joan served as Business Information Security Officer (BISO) at Nike, Inc., where she focused on working with the Lines of Business to align with Corporate Information Security strategy. Her long tenure in the security industry also includes being Sumo Logic's CISO and VP of Security, where she established a holistic and cutting-edge set of Cloud Security Best Practices and Controls that resulted in Sumo being the most audited, attested, and certified Cloud Service Provider in its space. She also held positions at Guardent/Verisign/Secureworks organization where she invented several core technologies and established key initiatives around policy management, security metrics, and incident response. She holds a patent for developing methodology to assess whether a communication contains an attack.

LJ Johnson is a well-known security industry leader within the local Portland community. For the past 20 years, LJ has held several roles within Nike’s Information Security organization as well as holding leadership positions in Business Operations, Organizational Change Management, Global Supply Chain, Application Development and eCommerce. Having a holistic background in both business operations and technology delivery has allowed LJ to deliver security solutions and services with real business results.

LJ has also dedicated time and energy to professional and community-based organizations. In 2002, LJ established the Portland chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and served on the ISSA International Board. Additionally, LJ has participated on several academic and community advisory boards, including serving as Nike’s first co-chair of the LGBT employee network and on the Portland YWCA Board of Directors. LJ received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Science and Technology from OHSU. In her free time, LJ enjoys world travel and wine tasting with her wife as well as hiking, kayaking, golfing, playing soccer and racquetball.

Miki Demeter is a Security Researcher at Intel. Her career has encompassed everything from firmware to the application space. In the last eight years, Miki has focused on security as the Security Champion for the Open Source Technology Center @ Intel. In her current position as a Security Researcher, she works on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as a Product Security Expert for Open Source Software. Miki strives to instill a security first attitude in products, by working with developers to make informed choices when using Open Source.

This panel will be moderated by Ann Wallace:

Ann Wallace is a Technical Cloud Consultant at Google focusing on kubernetes, security and SRE. Before Google, Ann spent 14 years at Nike in various engineering and architecture roles. CloudNOW named her one of the top 10 Women in Cloud in 2015. When not working, Ann can be found traveling and ultra-trail running.


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By attending this event, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct).

Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.

Our Code of Conduct (https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report).


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