For more than two decades, Lisa has been working to secure networks, systems and data for hundreds of companies around the globe. In 2009, she started her own cybersecurity consulting corporation and often partnered with Canada’s top service providers. Working with government and Fortune 500 organizations on multi-million-dollar contracts she gained invaluable insight across industries and security domains. For the past 11 years, she volunteers as a Cyber Mentor and served on the board as VP for HTCIA and is a 13-year member.
Today, Lisa’s focus is on her new non-profit organization, the Women CyberSecurity Society (WCSS) which is dedicated to helping women and girls achieve a successful and fulfilling cybersecurity career. The Society’s mission is to retain and retrain women for the cybersecurity workforce. The focus on providing support and resources through bespoke professional career development programs created by a woman in cyber for women in cyber will enable women to become tomorrow’s leaders in the industry.
Globally, an estimated 3.5 million jobs will go unfilled by 2021 with 30K of those here in Canada. Working with industry, academia and government partners is critical to bridging the gender and skills gap as the risk to national and economic security is at risk more so than ever before.
Lisa Kearney is a Panelist Speaker at ICSIC 2019.