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Aleada’s Elena Elkina Leads Virtual Panel for Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) Session on Recruiting Diversity for Infosec and Privacy Teams at BlackHat 2021

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Panel Features Rain Capital’s Dr. Chenxi Wang, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center Cyber Project Executive Director Lauren Zabrierek, AppDynamics CISO Rich Noguera, and Dasera Head of Product Deepti Hemwani

LAS VEGAS, August 02, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aleada Consulting, a leading minority-female-owned privacy and data protection company in Silicon Valley, today announced that Elena Elkina, co-founder and partner, will lead a virtual panel at BlackHat 2021 focusing on how to recruit diversity candidates for Infosecurity and Privacy teams. The panel is organized by Women in Infosec and Privacy of which Elkina is a board member and co-founder. Aleada was recently certified as a Women Business Enterprise.

The session is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4 from 12:30 -1:30 PM PDT and features panelists:

  • Dr. Chenxi Wang, the Founder and General Partner of Rain Capital, an early-stage venture fund focused on Cybersecurity and Aleada Consulting Advisor

  • Lauren Zabierek, the Executive Director of the Cyber Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

  • Rich Noguera, the Chief Information Security Officer at AppDynamics

  • Deepti Hemwani, Head of Product at Dasera.

The Event Sign up Link is: Women in Security and Privacy (

"It is common to see a massive under-representation of women, people of color, and those with visible and hidden disabilities in the infosec and privacy field," said Elkina. "We know diversity is a topic of discussion when recruiting and hiring infosec and privacy professionals, but there is often little guidance available to those recruiting for these positions. We want to talk about ways to overcome obstacles and this panel has strong ideas on strategies to recruit for diversity."

About WISP

Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) was founded as a networking organization to promote women in all levels of the infosec and privacy industry from technologists to investors to senior management. WISP offers leadership training for women, best practices guidelines and information resources, networking opportunities, scholarships for students and a jobs board. For more details on the organization and how to join, go to Women in Security and Privacy ( or follow them on Twitter @wisporg.

About Aleada

Aleada is a leading women and minority owned privacy and data protection consulting firm in Silicon Valley. It helps established companies and emerging startups operationalize privacy programs to ensure compliance and navigate the dynamic and complex regulatory landscape. Its team provides client organizations with privacy compliance, privacy operations, security governance, and on-demand privacy expertise, grounded in a keen understanding of the law, shifting regulatory mandates and technology. Aleada’s rigorous, practical approach simplifies and operationalizes privacy, enabling client organizations to focus on their business. Data is fuel for growth. It is the key to new products, new markets, and deeper customer relationships. As new privacy rules and regulations make data collection and use more complex, Aleada keeps it simple and your business on course.

For more information, go to or visit us on Twitter @AleadaPrivacy.

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Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR

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