Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently held an event called Women Talk IT: Women in Security, which brought together information security professionals for networking and roundtable discussions.

Taking place at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s central London offices the event connected female professionals in the information security industry and offered an opportunity to learn from experienced senior leaders on how to successfully navigate the information security landscape.

The agenda consisted of a panel discussion followed by a round table and networking session over drinks and canapés. The panel provided an overview of challenges and opportunities for women in information security, ways to attract and retain women in this industry, and share lessons learned from their own careers. This event was also open to aspiring information security professionals.

The evening’s panel discussion included:

  • Simon Riggs, Regional Information Security Officer, Global Information Security, EMEA
  • Ursula Mapley, Managing Director, Global Banking and Markets, EMEA
  • Andrew Butcher, head of Technology & Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, EMEA
  • Moderator: Polly Cameron, COO, Global Information Security, EMEA