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Women in Security: Kerri Sutherland

Diversity and inclusion initiatives are making a difference in security
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12/09/2019

For Axis Communications’ Kerri Sutherland, female role models have played an instrumental role throughout her career.

Women in Security: Linda Ziemba

Founding CEO of AeroDefense finds calling in technology
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12/09/2019

Linda Ziemba remembers it well. It was 2004 and she was working in sales. She had just cold-called the VP of sales for a web security company, who told her about his company’s internet browser security product.

Women in Security: Maria Cambria

Computer programmer found her way to security through IT
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12/09/2019

Graduating with a computer programming degree, Maria Cambria, VP of demand generation for security, FLIR Systems, Inc. has worked in tech roles ever since. Her first job in the video industry was with a startup called NiceEye, where a mentor of hers worked.

Women in Security: Donna Chapman

Industry has come a long way, but more needs to be done
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12/09/2019

After working with a manufacturing company for 7 years, having the opportunity to serve multiple roles, Donna Chapman, now of ASSA ABLOY, was seeking a new challenge with potential for career advancement.

Women in Security: Kelle Shanks

Security veteran talks about her success in a male-dominated industry
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12/09/2019

When asked what it has been like to work in a primarily male-dominated industry for the past 26 years, Convergint Technologies’ Kelle Shanks said being a woman actually helped her stand out.

Readers see a need for more diversity within security

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09/25/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—As security becomes a top industry in which to build a career, the industry is seeing a shortage of qualified, diverse candidates.

Women in Security: Lisa Roy of JCI

With nearly 25 years in the industry, Roy reflects on where we are today
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11/27/2018

MILWAUKEE—As VP of commercial sales, Lisa Roy leads commercial sales for Johnson Controls Building Technologies and Solutions Group in North America, which includes all lines of business—systems, services and energy performance contracting.

Women in Security: Rose Sabourin of CMS

Sabourin reflects on how the landscape of security has changed over her past 24 years
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11/27/2018

LONGWOOD, Fla.—In early November, Rose Sabourin marked 24 years with CMS, the wholesale monitoring center based here.

Women in Security: Resideo’s Alice DeBiasio

DeBiasio sees the mission statement of the security industry as a draw for talent, male and female
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11/27/2018

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell recently spun off its Honeywell Homes and ADI Global distribution business into the separate company Resideo. Alice DeBiasio, who worked for Honeywell’s homes business for five years, is now the vice president, general manager of Resideo’s global pro security business.

Women in Security: Jessica Burton of Seagate Technology

Burton sees a bright future for women in security
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11/27/2018

CUPERTINO, Calif.—Jessica Burton has more than 10 years of experience in IT storage, and is currently the global surveillance product marketing manager at Seagate Technology, where she has been for the past two years. Prior to her current position at Seagate, she was the worldwide product marketing manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, working on the storage, server and cloud portfolios. She also previously worked for HP as the global business planning and product manager.

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SSN News Poll July 2020

With the coronavirus keeping us all grounded for now, and with the future still not clear as to how long it will take us all to get back to some type of normalcy, this month’s News Poll looks to gauge readers thoughts and feelings on the immediate and long-term future of in-person conferences.