TalaTek President and Founder Named as one of the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity
President and Founder Baan Alsinawi is featured in a new book titled Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime. The recently published book was co-authored by Steve Morgan, editor in chief, and Di Freeze, managing editor of Cybercrime Magazine and published by Cybersecurity Ventures.
The book features female cybersecurity experts from across the globe with varying backgrounds, “who stand out for protecting governments, businesses, and people from cybercrime and for their contributions to the community”. The Women Know Cyber initiative highlights the profiles of each U.S. woman listed and includes a who’s who of females in the cybersecurity industry. The forward written by well-known author, entrepreneur, engineer and rock scientist Sylvia Acevedo called the collective group “out of the box thinkers, innovators and leaders”.
“I am humbled and honored to be among this prestigious group of women on the front lines of cybersecurity,” said Baan Alsinawi, president and founder of TalaTek. “My experience and desire to create state-of-the-art compliance solutions is what prompted me to start my own company in 2006. And, today, we have our eyes toward the future with our soon to be launched next-generation governance, risk and compliance (GRC) platform that will provide an integrated view of compliance standards in a single holistic dashboard.”
In addition to highlighting these women, the book calls attention to the need for more women to enter the cybersecurity field. The book points out that cybercrime will more than triple the number of job openings over the next five years – estimating there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021 — and indicates recruiting more women to the profession will help ease the shortage of qualified industry professionals.