Deshini Newman - (ISC)2

Deshini Newman

Managing Director EMEA



As managing director for EMEA, Deshini Newman leads the (ISC)² team across the region, supporting the (ISC)² global vision and mission. Before Joining (ISC)2, Deshini held several education leadership roles, at Edexcel International, Pearson Group, and most recently Cambridge Assessment English, University of Cambridge where she was the global head of higher education and corporate sector. Deshini was recently named as one of the 30 Women of Influence in Cybersecurity for 2021 by SC Magazine.

Speech Topic & Synopses
Understanding the Cybersecurity Workforce

Globally the cybersecurity sector has millions of professionals working to keep us safe and secure. But who are these people? Do we have enough of them? Is the cybersecurity community as progressive and diverse as other sectors? What are the challenges and concerns of those working in cybersecurity and those looking to begin or progress a career in the space?

Using findings from (ISC)2’s exclusive research studies, we will examine the composition of the cybersecurity workforce, what motivates and concerns them, how they have handled the last year of unprecedented change and look at which members of an organisation actually have responsibility for cybersecurity. We will also identify where the challenges are in creating a more diverse and balanced community of practitioners, as well as look at those pursuing a cybersecurity career to understand what they are looking for from employers, training, career progression and what their future expectations are for the sector.