By: SheLeadsTech | August 16, 2019

Deidre Melton, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CFE, CIA, serves as an assurance, risk assessor, investigator and advisory professional specializing in IT and cybersecurity at Florida A&M University (USA). Her early experience is in educational and local/state government audits for the State of Florida Auditor General’s Office. Melton is the current president of the ISACA® Tallahassee Chapter and leadership development chair for SheLeadsTech Tallahassee. Here she shares some of her experiences while becoming a lead auditor and pursuing her passion to encourage other women in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced when stepping into a lead auditor role?
A: Unconscious and conscious biases regarding my age, gender and race. For...

By: SheLeadsTech | July 11, 2019

Teen Cybersecurity Activist Kyla Guru Shares Her Mission and Insights


Security and safety are primary needs for all people. The requirements for both have changed in the digital age and need everyone’s attention now more than ever. Beginning to secure a digital future starts with becoming aware that security is a part of life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is critical at a high level because every single person who utilizes technology is a component in building community resilience in the face of cyberrisk. Some easy ways for individuals to improve everyday security include creating longer, stronger passwords for accounts, implementing 2-factor authentication, knowing how to identify malicious emails, and extending one’s sense of secu...

By: SheLeadsTech | June 13, 2019

In February, 2019, the City Tech Collaborative (City Tech), AnitaB.org, and SheLeadsTech announced a new training pilot to help close the gap for women entering the cybersecurity field. The grant for the pilot program provided funding and partnership opportunities for the organizations to provide 19 women in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with cybersecurity training. These participants underwent 8 weeks of in-classroom training utilizing ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform.

ISACA Chicago Chapter President Pam Nigro, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CRMA, taught the first 3 weeks of class covering Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX™) fundamentals. John Tannahill, CISM, taught the remaining 5 weeks of the CSX Training Platform Foundation courses. The women c...

By: SheLeadsTech | May 15, 2019

Lynn Lawton, CISA, CRISC, FBCS CITP, FCA, FIIA, PIIA, Shares Her Experience In Tech


Lynn Lawton has witnessed a great deal of change since joining ISACA, especially when it comes to the role of women in the organization. She has been a member of ISACA since 1989, serving on the ISACA Northern England UK Chapter board for 10 years, including 6 years as chapter president. According to Lawton, attitudes and perspectives have definitely shifted. She recalls that, early on, in a chapter meeting, presenters wanted to demonstrate how an operating system like MSDOS worked. They used volunteers for the demonstration, and she was picked to play the part of “Miss DOS” being the only woman in the room. Since then, she has seen the diversity of ISACA’s ...

By: SheLeadsTech | May 15, 2019

M. Revathy Sriram, Ph.D., CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, CFE, DISA, DMA (ICA), FCA, FCMA, FCS, is managing director of Tejas Brainware Systems Private Limited, Chennai, India (www.tejasbrainware.com), an organization dedicated to consultancy services in the area of information systems security assurance. She has been in the technology industry for 55 years and is considered a trailblazer in her home country of India and in the tech field. Currently, Sriram is a senior chartered accountant with extensive experience and academic qualifications in the area of computer security. She is also a published author of 2 books, Systems Audit and Core Banking Solution: Evaluation of Security and Controls. She is the recipient of the Lifetime Contribution ...

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