Zaira Pirzada

Zaira Pirzada

Principal, Advisory
Zaira Pirzada is a Principal with Adivsory. Ms. Pirzada's areas of research and expertise include:

- Data Classification
- Data Loss Prevention
- Security Awareness and Education
- Security Communications and Board Reporting
- Security Metrics
- Security Organization
- Security Strategy Planning
- Security Policies
- Business Continuity Planning/Management
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST
(10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST)
How to Write and Communicate Effective Security Policies

A good security policy is not meant to be a puzzle that end-users must solve. This session will teach you how to apply effective policy writing principles to all of your end-user policies, and how to actually get people to read it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST
(10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST)
The Multigenerational Workforce in Security

Baby boomers, Gen Xers, millennials and Gen Zers comprise your security function. Do you really understand their different behaviors and expectations? This is a must for security leadership, so that they can create an IT and security culture that leverages strengths and confronts weaknesses so to uncover opportunities and overcome threats into our collaborative future. Change starts with people.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST
(12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PST)
Panel Discussion: Why Are We Still Talking About Gender Diversity in Cybersecurity?

We all know that women make up a disproportionately small percentage of cybersecurity teams and leaders when compared to IT as a whole. Why are we not making more progress? How can managers help drive change, how can allies support diversity initiatives, and how can women navigate the challenges of working in a male dominated industry? Bring your questions for our panel of experts.

Thursday, November 18, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST
(10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PST)
DE&I for CISOs: Look Within and Look Around for the Opportunities Beyond Your Security Posture

It's no secret: DE&I initiatives in the Security workforce is dismal. This is already proving detrimental to many organizations. The greatest change agents to fix this problem are C-Suite leaders themselves. CIOs and CISOs must take greater notice, as STEM careers starve for diversity, equity, and inclusion. This presentation will provide actionable guidance to CISOs and CIOs on how to change course by looking intentionally within to uncover unconscious biases, and by looking around to uncover blatant gaps in DE&I initiatives within their workforce. The goal is to foster change that will benefit the enterprise in the long-run.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.