Spring 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Series – Larry Whiteside Jr.

Larry Whiteside Jr.

Video Recording of April 20, 2021 Talk:


I Shouldn’t Be Here

Abstract: This is my story of how I became a technology executive. There is struggle, strife, and tons of obstacles. Yet in the end, success was achieved. It’s a story of faith, luck, and perseverance meant to inspire diverse technologist to achieve their goals.

About Larry Whiteside Jr.

Larry Whiteside Jr. is a veteran CISO, former USAF Officer, and thought leader in the Cybersecurity field. He has 25+ years experience in building and running cybersecurity programs, holding C Level Security executive roles in multiple industries including DoD, Federal Government, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Critical Infrastructure.

Larry currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer at CyberClan, a full service Global Incident Response and Managed Security Services Provider for the small to medium sized business.

Larry is also the Co-Founder, President, and on the Board of Directors at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), a 501(c)3 non-profit association that is dedicated to increase the number of minorities and women in the cybersecurity career field through providing workforce development that includes skills assessment, training, education, mentorship, and opportunity.

Since 2009, via Whiteside Security, which he founded, Larry has advised several corporate security executives and companies across the cybersecurity industry on how to make Cyber Security a number one objective to their business. He has helped CEOs and board members of private cybersecurity companies achieve their goals in sales, marketing, and customer retention.

Larry has spoken in front of C Level leadership and Board of Directors of some of the largest private and public sector organizations in America. A thought leader in the industry with extensive experience presenting at conferences such as the Gartner Security Summit, RSA Conference, and SC World Congress, Larry has been featured in many articles relating to information security and risk management.

Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science at Huston-Tillotson University.

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