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Wells Fargo to Help Drive Dialogue on Closing the Diversity Gap in Cybersecurity Profession
Wells Fargo to Sponsor Inaugural Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) today announced that Wells Fargo would sponsor its inaugural National Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. March of 2016.

Despite the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals globally it remains an area where there is a significant shortage of skilled security professionals and where women and minorities are grossly underrepresented.

The conference will focus on the public, private and academic imperatives necessary to overcome the shortage by closing the gap through diversification of the workforce. The conference will facilitate a national dialogue toward enhancing opportunities in cybersecurity education and employment for women and minorities in this burgeoning sector.

Wells Fargo's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Rich Baich said, "leaders at all levels in organizations bear extraordinary accountability for diversity and inclusion. At Wells Fargo, we're committed to building a diverse pipeline of talented candidates with representation from all diversity dimensions." 

During the conference, attendees will:

  • Engage thought leaders from industry, government and academia
  • Network with security luminaries
  • Gain insight from women and minority cybersecurity practitioners
  • Interact with cutting-edge security vendors
  • Attend professional development workshops
  • Explore career paths in cybersecurity
  • Learn about scholarships and internship opportunities 

ICMCP's  National Conference Co-Chairwoman, Carol Phillips, Senior Business Partner Phillips International commented, "we couldn't be more excited to have Wells Fargo join our esteemed list of sponsors."  Phillips further went on to state, "we're also very thrilled to have two of Wells Fargo's most talented cybersecurity practitioners in Rich Baich, Wells Fargo's CISO, and Yonesy Nunez, Information Security Leader for  Wells Fargo Wholesale & International, already confirmed as speakers for what's shaping up to be a truly awesome event."


For questions:
ICMCP Conference Planning Team


The ICMCP, launched in 2014, is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ICMCP is working to bridge the minority gap in the cybersecurity sector by providing scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs targeting women and minority cybersecurity professionals worldwide and by promoting academic and technical excellence in the industry.

Media Contact: Veda Woods, ICMCP, 800-924-1458,

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