Why Identity Matters in National Security with Lauren Buitta, CEO, Girl Security


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In this episode, Girl Security CEO Lauren Bean Buitta discusses the importance of supporting, encouraging, and training girls for careers in cybersecurity. She gets into why it's so critical to create — and protect — pathways for young women in order to build a more diverse industry, and why that really matters when it comes to making tough national security decisions that affect the entire population. She also describes her journey into security, and what led her to start Girl Security in the first place.


Why You Should Listen:

* To better understand the value of gender diversity in cybersecurity.

* Learn how to create trauma-informed programming that builds trust and understanding.

* Discover how you can help develop new pathways for underrepresented cybersecurity talent.

* Hear Lauren’s take on how identity can inform security decisions.


5 Key Quotes:

* “Everyone’s identity has a place in a discussion about national security because it's the most consequential field in the world.”

* “What we are seeing in in our country is evidence of how long it takes to uproot any kind of systemic discrimination.”

* “We are cultivating a generation of girls and women who will hopefully be more well represented in the short, near and long term and we hope that that results in more equitable national security policies of which cyber is so crucial”

* “Girls and women from childhood live in a world in which they are taught to fear everything … and we do a really good job at keeping ourselves secure.”

* “We don't know what a national security field would look like where there's gender parody. What would national security look like if women were co-equally represented? I want to see what that world looks like.”


Related Links:

* Synack.com

* https://www.synack.com/were-in-synack-podcast/

* https://www.girlsecurity.org/about

* https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-bean-buitta/

* https://www.synack.com/trust-report/

* https://www.synack.com/lp/enterprise-security-testing-101/

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