The idea for the International Colloquium for Minorities In Cyber Security (icMICS) began in May 2013, when Lisa observed that leadership positions for minority cyber security professionals appeared limited. While attending cyber conferences and virtual seminars, she also observed that very few minorities were featured as keynote speakers, workshop facilitators, or discussion moderators. icMICS was born to help minority cyber security professionals gain expert-level status to attract more leadership opportunities, increase financial incomes, and have a more fulfilling cyber career.
Lisa Peten is a cyber security professional who has served as an IT security Consultant for over a decade. She has performed tasks such as IT Auditing, Risk Management and Governance, and IT security Program Management in civilian and defense agencies, healthcare, academia, and non-profits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in Information Security Management, and is a current Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
icMICS is the premiere global organization for cyber professionals serving to minimize the gaps in minority leadership opportunities, income elevation, and expert-level credibility.
To create perpetuity of dynamic careers in cyber security for minority professionals world-wide.