The Women in International Security conference, hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), took place October 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), attended to deliver keynote remarks.
On the Department of Homeland Security’s website, Secretary Napolitano took to talk about the conference, saying “I spoke about how DHS is building a cyber-workforce comprised of highly qualified, skilled, and innovative employees who reflect the diversity of our nation, and will enable us to meet our mission today, and in the future.”
Secretary Napolitano also spoke of what DHS is doing in terms of cybersecurity and cyber education as well as a new recruitment initiative it has created for “exceptional recent college graduates.”
Go here to read more of her remarks. CSIS, on its website, said the event “presents the business case for the critical importance of creating a diverse talent pool in cyber-security, highlights best practices and lessons learned in recruiting, retaining and advancing women, inspires young women to consider and pursue cyber-security opportunities, and empowers stakeholders to take on specific actions that will foster create more diversity in their organizations.”
To hear Secretary Napolitano’s speech and see the day’s agenda, go here.