By: SheLeadsTech | September 12, 2019

Karen Sandhu, CISA, CRISC, is a professional with 15 years of risk management experience in information security, data privacy, emerging technology risk, cloud security, security incident response, governance and internal controls. She is passionate about raising awareness and closing the gender gap of women in IT and cybersecurity roles. Accordingly, Sandhu acts as the director of diversity and inclusion for the ISACA® Vancouver (Canada) Chapter and leads the SheLeadsTech Vancouver program. Here she shares some of her experiences advocating for woman in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced while raising awareness about the lack of women in IT and cybersecurity roles?
A: Finding enough leaders and influencers to a...

By: SheLeadsTech | September 12, 2019

ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program seeks to advocate for and increase the number of women in technology roles and the tech workforce. Much of this effort is accomplished at the local level through ISACA® chapter-held SheLeadsTech events. While the events vary in content, most include women and SheLeadsTech ambassadors who are passionate about helping other women in tech network and find mentor matches with women who wish to gain a support base. These events can also provide practical guidance for technical concepts, soft skills or opportunities to polish speaking skills.


Recently, the ISACA New Jersey (USA) Chapter presented its SheLeadsTech program at the Social Engineering Awareness Conference (SECON) 2019. Mizba Tawa, ISACA New Jersey Chapt...

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...

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