Key WISP Volunteers
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Salma Shehata, an original founder of Sdot Media, a full service digital agency, has over 7 years of experience in the digital enterprise ranging from design and development all the way to ux research, marketing and go-to-market strategies. She has worked with startups and helped establish new companies through pivotal roles in the three overlapping disciplines that makeup Product Management – User Experience, Business and Technology. Salma has led multiple focus workshops, mentored in affiliated workshops and is passionate about supporting and empowering women in their careers. WISP thanks Sdot Media for their support and contributions.
Sarah is a Manager at KPMG specializing in providing data privacy, information governance and security services, where she works with clients across all sectors assessing their risk and compliance, and supporting the implementation of strong underlying privacy and data governance programs. She recently completed an international rotation based in Brussels focused on addressing privacy concerns bridging the EU and US, including compliance with GDPR and international data transfers. Sarah also speaks regularly at conferences and contributes to thought leadership in the field.
In her own words: "WISP is a community of truly dedicated women who enable me to combine my interests of privacy and security, continual learning, writing and reading, advancement of other women, and getting to hang out with great people. Working with this group is a unique opportunity."
Social Media Team
Saman earned a Masters degree in Cyber Law and Information Security from National Law Institute University in India. She is a huge advocate for women, and she has received a Women's Empowerment Award from the Indian government.
Ana is an Information Security Specialist at Holland & Knight. She is a graduate student at the University of South Florida in Cybersecurity – Digital Forensics. As a digital forensic student, she have had the opportunity to trace, analyze, and investigate data resulting in crucial evidence for test cases done in class. Ana obtained her undergraduate degree in Computer Science at FIU which gives her a background in software engineering. She is passionate about the Cybersecurity field, and enjoys learning new technologies, obtaining new skills and honing existing ones.
WISP Expansion Lead
Sheila is an attorney at Troutman Sanders LLP where she focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity in a wide range of matters including litigation, regulatory inquiries, compliance, and advice and counseling. She has volunteered with WISP since 2016 and has thoroughly enjoyed the many opportunities to participate in the advancement of women in this field, and to connect with others from a variety of professional backgrounds relating to privacy and security.
Event Committee Lead
Melanie has 18 years of combined experience in Information Technology and Security and is the Events Committee Lead for Women in Security and Privacy - WISP. She is on the threat intelligence, detection and response team at LendingClub and is a certified Incident Handler GCIH. She is also a lead in the Vulnerability Management Program. You can find her on twitter @melsecurity.