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Top Influencers in Security You Should Be Following in 2015

from Tripwire For each influencer whom we have selected, we include their Twitter handle, blog URL and reasoning for selecting them. We also include their answer for what infosec-related superpower they would choose to have. This year’s list (in no particular order) has some old faces and some new. Do you agree with our choices? Who else would you have chosen? JENNIFER MINELLA | @jjx Jennifer Minella is a Contributing Analyst at Securosis and currently serves on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors. She has been named among the top women in security by SC Magazine and Information Security Buzz, and in November, NCTA announced her as 2014’s Tech Woman of the Year. Acknowledging her influence, we are pleased that she contributed to one of our articles about women being underrepresented in infosec. If you could have one infosec-related superpower, what would it be? There are so many super powers I’d love to have. Most of them would be useless 99% of the time, but fantastic parlor tricks. Like gravity control; who wouldn’t love that!? For InfoSec though, I’d have to narrow the field to: precognition, time travel or skill mimicry. Skill mimicry might be too little, too late, so we turn to precognition and time travel — which would yield similar results. Both a DeLorean and Einstein have demonstrated that time travel really screws with the whole space-time continuum, so to play it safe I’d have to pick precognition. Wouldn’t it be great to know what would happen and save yourself (your company, or your data) from something bad before it came to be? Read...
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Jennifer Minella Wins Tech Woman of the Year at NC Tech Awards

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering is recognized for excellence, innovation and leadership RALEIGH, NC (November 10, 2014) — The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) announced Jennifer Minella, Vice President of Engineering at Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. as Tech Woman of the Year on Thursday, November 6 at its annual awards dinner.  Mrs. Minella joined 700 leaders from across the state to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners in each category at the Raleigh Convention Center. With more than 15 years of experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer’s technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies and industrial security. Most recently, she has been involved in executive management for Carolina Advanced Digital, leading operations in engineering, security, and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer directs strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, she is a published author, editorial contributor, trusted media resource and invited speaker at national and international conferences on cyber security. An advocate for the industry, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2, a global not-for-profit security organization with 100,000 members across 135 countries, and volunteers in local initiatives including NCTA’s Cyber Security and Knowledge Workforce Groups and the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA. “We are excited to learn that Jennifer has been recognized as NC Tech Woman of the Year,” stated John Jabbusch, President and Chief Engineer for Carolina Advanced Digital. “As a winner, she has been acknowledged by her peers in the information security community and has distinguished herself as...
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NC Tech Awards unveiled [News & Observer]

from the News & Observer   The North Carolina Technology Association handed out 25 NC Tech Awards to individuals and organizations from across the state at its annual awards dinner Thursday evening at the Raleigh Convention Center. … Private Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – A.R. Mullinax, Duke Energy, Charlotte Public Sector Chief Information Officer of the Year – Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte Technology Educator of the Year – Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville School District Tech Woman of the Year – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital of Cary Read...
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Jennifer Minella Selected as NC Tech Awards Woman of the Year Finalist

Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering among finalists to be recognized for excellence, innovation and leadership CARY, NC (October 9, 2014) – Jennifer Minella, Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc.’s Vice President of Engineering, has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 NC Tech Awards Woman of the Year.  The NC Tech Awards, presented by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership. With more than 15 years’ experience working in the technology industry, Jennifer’s technical background covers specialized areas of infrastructure security, access control, wireless technologies and industrial security. Most recently, she has been involved in executive management for the company, leading operations in engineering, security, and communications. In her engineering role, Jennifer leads strategic research and consulting for government agencies, educational institutions and Fortune 100 and 500 corporations. In addition to her normal business roles, she is a published author, editorial contributor, trusted media resource and invited speaker at national and international conferences on cyber security. An advocate for the industry, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors for (ISC)2, a global not-for-profit security organization with 100,000 members across 135 countries, and volunteers in local initiatives including NCTA’s Cyber Security and Knowledge Workforce Groups and the Raleigh Chapter of ISSA. “Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards (formerly the NCTA 21 Awards) have honored companies for outstanding achievement in the tech sector and use of technology,” stated Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s President and CEO. “As a finalist in this year’s awards, Mrs. Minella has distinguished herself as one of the state’s...
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