MALE ALLY OF THE YEAR
Devon Bryan is awarded Male Ally of the Year for his efforts and selfless dedication to the cause of increasing the representation of women and other minorities in the field of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges and yet there is global underrepresentation of women and other major minority groups in this fast-growing discipline.
Toward leading tangible and meaningful societal change, Devon led the creation of a 501c3 non-profit International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professional (ICMCP) with the expressed purpose of “Bridging The Great Minority Cybersecurity Divide.” It provides scholarships to deserving female and minority undergraduate and graduate students; mentor/coaching for junior to mid-career professionals; workshops to help develop both technical and business skills; and helps female and minority professionals land internships and job placements.
Devon is also a member of KPMG’s African American and Veterans Business Resource Group and also serves as an ally to the Hispanic Latino Network (HLN) and KPMG Network of Women (KNOW) Business Resource Groups. He is a great ally and an example to all – thank you Devon.
Devon Bryan is responsible for establishing and maintaining the KPMG enterprise information security and data protection programs to ensure that information and data assets are adequately protected, while enabling business innovation and growth at market speed. Prior to KPMG, Devon was EVP CISO of the US Federal Reserve System. His career began in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a lead network security engineer working on systems and programs to protect the USAF.