The cybersecurity industry is projecting a staffing shortage of 1.8 million unfilled jobs globally by 2022, and 53% of organizations report a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. Meanwhile, women represent less than 25% of cybersecurity professionals worldwide. It’s time to narrow the gap. This webinar is for any woman hoping to the enter the fast-paced world of cybersecurity, or any security leader who wishes to learn best practices to recruit and retain more women across the industry.    Our experts will share: 

  • The reasons why it’s uncommon to see women in cybersecurity. 
  • Advice on how women can develop their cyber skills (associations, conferences, learning resources, etc.). 
  • How companies can create an environment of inclusivity and advocacy for women to increase employee recruitment and retention. 

Featured Speakers

Nancy Free, Chief Compliance & Data Privacy Officer, Armor

Nancy is responsible for data protection and for the governance, risk, and compliance side of Armor’s security mission. With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Internal Audit, she is a trusted advisor to Armor prospects and customers on GDPR, PCI, HIPAA, ISO-27001, and financial services regulations, helping them understand the impact of these standards on their businesses. Nancy has implemented GRC and ERM programs for Fortune 500 companies within the transportation, energy, and retail industries, providing assurance against many regulatory and industry frameworks.  Nancy is an active participant in local chapters of ISACA, ISSA, and ISSA Women in Security (WIS-SIG) and the founder of Armor Women’s Network, an internal advocacy group.


Marilyne Mendolla, Previous Head of Indications & Warnings, Armor 

Marilyne Mendolla has over 10 years of cybersecurity experience. Prior to joining Armor, Marilyne worked as a Cyber Engineer at Raytheon in information assurance, certification and accreditation, and secure cloud architecture. Marilyne graduated summa cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and earned a Master’s in Computer Science, Information Assurance from the University of Texas at Dallas. Marilyne is also a veteran of the Armed Forces, having served four years in the US Army.

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