FireEye Steps Up Effort to ‘Elevate!’ Women in Cyber Security

A few weeks back, our EVP and CMO Vasu Jakkal marked International
Women’s Day with a post noting some of the ways FireEye has been helping
to lead the way for women in cyber security
. Diversity is what
makes organizations truly unstoppable, and this fact serves as the
driving force around FireEye Elevate!.

The goal of this industry initiative is to “elevate” women
in cyber to the c-suite and boardroom by preparing them for the
responsibilities and challenges being faced by today’s executives.
Today we announced two new steps we’ve taken to encourage and empower
women in the cyber security space: a cyber security leadership online
resource page and the launch of several new training programs.

Online Resource Page for Leaders in Cyber Security

The new
Elevate! online resource page
on the FireEye website includes:

  • Updates from the FireEye team and others who share a passion
    for empowering women leaders.
  • Details on upcoming events
    and activities for leaders.
  • Links to FireEye and industry
    resources addressing issues important to current and future women

This page is another important step in our efforts to mentor, grow
and educate the next generation of cyber security leaders wherever
they currently are on their leadership journey.

Fostering Boardroom Cyber Security Expertise

Our new training programs are designed around cyber security
mentorship and efforts to equip boards with the tools to gain a
competitive edge. These programs include:

  • Introduction to Cybercrime for Executives: Security breaches
    transform calm working environments into high-stress battle zones.
    Informed executives are better equipped to understand the threat and
    make corresponding decisions smartly and quickly. This course is
    designed to educate senior leaders about cybercrime and incident
    response. Review real-world based intrusion scenarios by a
    sophisticated attacker, examining tactics and technologies from both
    the attacker’s and victim’s perspectives.
  • Cyber Security Executive Crisis Strategy: Assess and analyze
    an organization’s crisis management capabilities when faced with an
    advanced threat through the lens of the executive team using
    scenario roleplay. Some focus area options include decision-making
    around the impact of containment tactics, customer notification best
    practices and media communications.
  • FireEye Executive Mentorship Program: Test national
    preparedness when faced with a serious cyber incident. FireEye
    provides key governments and agencies worldwide with senior-level
    mentorship opportunities to enhance strategic, global cyber
    operations awareness. This program focuses on the strategic and
    operational aligning of cyber risk to business risk and is intended
    for senior-level officials and those intended to become future
    senior-level leaders.

We are fierce advocates for “elevating” cyber security expertise
among women, preparing them for the roles and responsibilities of
today’s c-suite and board room. Major investors are seeking to support
and grow next-gen board members as organizations realize that cyber
security expertise is now a need, alongside leadership diversity.

These training programs support these goals and build FireEye’s
position as a cyber security pioneer often called to coach at the
board level and remediate the most consequential breaches.

Check out our FireEye
Elevate! page
for additional information, including more
details on the above FireEye training programs. And for the latest
updates on FireEye Elevate!, follow @FireEye and #ElevateWomeninSecurity