Karen Cole is the CEO of Assura, Inc. a cybersecurity consulting firm located in Ashland, Virginia. Her company just celebrated its 11th year in business and is considered in the top 1% of women-owned companies in the United States according to a recent study by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Throughout her 20+ year career, Karen has worked with various executives, boards of directors, and legislators to bring cybersecurity to the executive level and get programs the support and resources they need. Many times, she has helped them work through their own 5 Stages of Grief to get them to embrace their new corporate responsibilities.
From Grief to Enlightenment: Getting the Executive Support for Information Security
Most information security professionals got into the field to enjoy the technical challenges of keeping the hackers at bay. However, as information security has moved into the executive level of organizations, most professionals struggle to get connect with executives and get the support they need for their programs. Karen Cole has been successfully handling the most ardent opponents of information security (think politicians, board members, and C-suite executives) for 16 years getting her clients what they need. This session is focused on real-world actions you can take to get the support and resources for your program. Leave your governance theory at the door. This session is going to get real!
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