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Excuse me, my mind set is {null}. A conversation to launch 2021 well

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Date and Time

December 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Event Category

Web Conference


Irene Fisher


Lisa O'Connell


As 2020 comes to a close, we can choose how we reflect on the challenges of the past year and their influence on 2021. How do you characterize 2020? Was it a blessing in disguise or a curse? Was it an answer or a question? Will you enter 2021 in a state of burnout and despair, or was 2020 a gift to us whose potential and benefits are to be revealed? This session will talk about the power of perspective-taking and mindset for security professionals to avoid the burnout that is plaguing the industry and how we can use it to create the kind of career and life we desire in 2021.


Karen Worstell – CEO, W Risk Group

Karen Worstell is as well-known as a serial Chief Information Security Officer for iconic brands across industry sectors and as a Silicon Valley technology leader. Today she is committed to helping diverse women thrive in the Tech industry through training, coaching and support with her signature online programs. Worstell is the host of the podcast MOJO Maker for Womxn in Tech, and has spoken internationally on the future of cybersecurity and the criticality of an inclusive and diverse leadership team to the innovation capacity of technical organizations.

Karen’s educational and training background includes BS degrees in Chemistry and Biology, MS in Computer Science, MA in Theology (Jewish Studies), Advanced Coaching Training and Certification through Robbins-Madanes Training, and certification as a Chaplain through ACPE. In other words, she lived the Big Tech life and learned how to professionally handle it after the fact so now she shows you everything it took her 30 years to learn

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James R. McQuiggan – Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

James is a Security Awareness Advocate for the KnowBe4 Company responsible for amplifying the KnowBe4 messaging related to the importance of, effectiveness of, and the need for new-school security awareness training within organizations through social media, webinars, in-person presentations, industry trade shows and traditional media outlets.

Prior to joining KnowBe4, James worked for Siemens for eighteen years where he was responsible for various roles over that time. James was the Product & Solution Security Officer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He consulted and supported various corporate divisions on cybersecurity standards, information security awareness and securing product networks. In addition to his work at Siemens, James is also a part time faculty professor at Valencia College in the Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology Division.

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Michael F. Angelo – Chief Security Architect, Micro Focus | NetIQ

Michael F. Angelo has been in cyber security for over 3 decades. Michael has 66 granted US patents, with the majority being in the area of Cyber Security. Michael has served as a trusted security advisor and architect with a number of fortune 20 corporations. He has worked in the development of national and international standards. Currently he is an ISSA Fellow and is named on the ISSA Hall of FAME. His current day job requires him to define, track, drive and certify the Cyber Posture of software products.

Michael has presented at numerous International conferences and, in today’s world, web conferences.

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Mathieu Gorge – CEO and Founder, VigiTrust

Mathieu Gorge is the CEO and founder of VigiTrust (2003). Mathieu is an established authority on IT security and risk management, with more than 20 years international experience. He is in high demand as a speaker at international security conferences, such as RSA, ISSA and ISACA, due in no small part to his reputation, experience and the success of VigiTrust’s 5 Pillars of Security Framework™.

Mathieu’s areas of expertise include PCI DSS, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, VRM and ISO 27001. He has been involved in payment security for more than 15 years, and works closely with the PCI Council in the US and EU.

Mathieu is the current President and Chief Security Officer of the French Irish Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the Chairman of Infosecurity Ireland and was an Official Reviewer for ANSI. He is the founder of the PCI DSS European Roadshow, running since 2011.

Mathieu has been involved in extensive security research and collaborative programs. He regularly moderates and speaks at security events organized by ISACA, ISSA (Global Web Conference Committee). He has completed extended research work in the areas of risk assessment & management, payment card security, secure printing, data storage & archiving.

Mathieu regularly writes for Computerweekly, TechTarget, Searchsecurity.com, ISACA, Searchstorage.com, Computer Fraud & Security, SC Magazine, ISSA Journal and is a contributor to many security and compliance blogs and newsletters

See Mathieu Gorge‘s full profile.

ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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