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We will have a discussion panel on the participation of women in cybersecurity on June 20th 5-6pm in the 7th floor of the ISA building. Together with panel members from Industry, NSA, US Air Force, USF Faculty, and the student body, we will discuss the need for a better representation of women in the cybersecurity field and how to achieve it. There will be snacks and refreshments at the end of the discussion.

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Panel Members

Ms. Catherine Berrouet, is a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Catherine started out as the undergraduate ambassador for FAU's Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) student chapter. With the guidance from the chapter's peers and the faculty advisor, she created a mentoring program called "Dare To Bee". The program received the NSF INCLUDES “WATCH US” grant which supported initiatives to increase the participation of women and other under-represented groups in the mathematics profession. Under Ms.Berrouet's leadership, the chapter won the National 2018 Fundraising and Sustainability Award. Catherine currently serves as the FAU AWM Vice President.


Lieutenant Colonel N’Keiba J. Estelle is the Commander, 6th Communications Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. She leads a dynamic team of more than 185 officers, enlisted, civilians and contractors supporting 50,000 joint Active, Guard, Reserve, civilian and retired personnel for the Air Force, Army and Navy. She directs and supports communications for over 19,000 people assigned to the United States Central Command, United States Special Operations Command, the 6th Air Mobility Wing, 927th Air Refueling Wing, and 35 other tenant units, overseeing a budget of over $3.2 million.


Dr. Tempestt Neal is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Sciences and Engineering Depatment at the University of South Florida. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from South Carolina State University. Broadly, her research interests are biometric systems on mobile devices, human-centered behavior recognition and modeling in online domains, and applied machine/deep learning. In line with these interests, she directs the Cyber Identity and Behavior Research Lab.


Margaret Salter spent 34 years at the National Security Agency (NSA), culminating in her position as the Technical Director for an information assurance organization consisting of over 400 computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers. She led the strategic revolution within NSA to use commercial solutions for the protection of classified data. She was a pioneer in research and eventual adoption of elliptic curve cryptography for the US government. After spending a year as a Manager for Cyber Security Special Projects at Disney, she found her dream job as the Director for Security and Cryptography Innovation for the Royal Bank of Canada.


Dr. Jing Wang is an Instructor II in the department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida. Dr. Wang is the faculty advisor of the student organization Women in Computer Science and Engineering (WiCSE). WiCSE focuses on gathering together female students who are majoring, or interested, in computer science and engineering to provide support, career guidance, opportunities to discuss relevant topics, and social outings.