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Profiles in Leadership: Charmaine Valmonte

Charmaine Valmonte on Promoting Diversity in Cybersecurity
Charmaine Valmonte, vice president, Aboitiz Group

Sustaining growth in the cybersecurity field will require recruiting those from diverse backgrounds, says Charmaine Valmonte, vice president, IT security and IT infrastructure, at Aboitiz Group, a Philippines-based conglomerate.

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"Diversity allows us to be able to view things or view concepts of operational, business or technical in the cybersecurity realm differently," she says. "Having the diversity and differences in perspective allows us to grow and increase our ability to provide value."

In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Valmonte also discusses:

  • Her key accomplishments as a security leader;
  • How she got into the field of cybersecurity;
  • How to bring more women into the field.

Valmonte, vice president of IT security and IT infrastructure at Aboitiz Group, has more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. military and the private sector. She has built cyber risk and IT security programs.

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Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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