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5th Annual Women in Cybersecurity | Virtual Event

Join us for an impactful night of cyber! We will have breakout sessions and lots of social friendly networking!

This online event is for executives, leaders, managers, women passionate about cybersecurity across industries who are responsible for creating a strategic and tactical cyber-resilient organization.

Join us for an open Q&A session on Women in Cyber Security - we've got panelists from a variety of industries ready to talk about how they got into their career, the focus of their security strategies, cyber-crime, gender gaps in the industry, and more!

Men are always welcomed at all WITI events!

Featured Speaker(s)

Sharon Finney, Information Security Officer, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Sharon currently works for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, as the Information Security Officer. Previous to this position Ms. Finney was the Corporate Data Security Officer for AdventHealth, the largest not-for-profit, protestant healthcare system in the United States. Ms. Finney is responsible for the data security technology and compliance strategies and data security operations for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Ms. Finney holds a BSBA in Security Management from Devry University, a master's degree from Loyola University in Health Law and her CISSP certification. Ms. Finney has over 25 years of experience in information technology and security.

Alex Keedy, Cyber threat intelligence specialist serving Fortune 500 clients at Deloitte
As the Cyberthreat intelligence specialist serving Fortune 500 clients at Deloitte, Ms. Keedy manages four workstreams. Her responsibilities include profiling underground forum threat actors, tracking Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups, and briefing C-suite clients on relevant cyber threats. Her previous cyber experience includes leading the cyber threat intelligence operations for a global pharmaceutical company during her two years working at Booz Allen Hamilton. She achieved her first master's degree in international relations with a focus in intelligence studies and is currently at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School as an MBA candidate.

Samantha Ramos, SOC Staff Consultant, A-LIGN, Cybersecurity and Compliance Firm
Samantha recently graduated in December 2019 from the University of Tampa, majoring in Criminology and Cybersecurity. During her time in college, Samantha had three government internships along with an internship with a large, Fortune 500 company. Samantha also participated in the Women in Cybersecurity club and was the Service and Philanthropy Director of her sorority. She found an interest in Cybercrime during her senior year and conducted independent research with her Cybersecurity professor. She was granted the opportunity to present her research to students and faculty. She is active in the community, mentoring for several youth groups and participating in fundraisers and local events. Samantha landed her first Cybersecurity job in college, where she worked part- time as a Cybersecurity Engineer while being a full-time student. Samantha's goal is to influence the growth of women in the technology field by mentoring young students.

Kari Schori, CISO, Chief Information Officer, West Point Insurance Services
Kari has worked in Information Technology for more than 20 years, the last 15 years at West Point Insurance Services where she currently serves as CIO.
In this role, she oversees the entire IT department including staffing, processes and product development. As part of the company's leadership team, she was instrumental in expanding the company's software delivery process to ensure on time and on target deliveries while continuing to look for improvements.
She began her career in IT as a software developer with a data centric background, working first in the publishing industry before joining West Point. She has been a leader in the IT industry, serving as Network Director of Women in Technology International in Tampa for three years, and was a CIO of the Year Honoree in 2019. She holds a bachelor's degree in technology management from St. Petersburg College.

Schedule of Events

5:30 - 6:00 - Networking/Gathering/Intros/Games/DJ
6:00 - 6:20 - Panel # 1: COVID-19: Cybersecurity survival tips for remote workers
6:20-6:30 - Breakout #1: Networking Question from Speaker (5 people max per room). Provide questions from previous panel.
6:30 - 6:50 -Keynote Topic: Hacking Healthcare APIs in Our New Telemedicine Economy?
6:50 - 7:00 - Breakout #2: Networking Question from Speaker (5 people max per room). Provide questions from previous panel.
7:00 - 7:20 - Panel #2: Women in Cyber: How to start, launch, and grow your career
7:20 - 7:30 - Closing, Thank you - Giveaways - Next event announcement

Meeting Notes

Women in Technology International (WITI) Tampa Bay network strives to provide content-rich programs and a comfortable socially friendly networking environment.

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