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What is unique about this event?

The uniqueness of this event, centered on celebrating women’s impact in cybersecurity leadership with our speaker Kimberly “KQ” Quan stems from the spotlight on a trailblazer in cybersecurity and its focus on women’s leadership role in traditionally male-dominated sector.

Main Takeaways for Attendees:

  • Inspiration from Women Leaders: Attendees will leave feeling inspired by the personal stories, achievements, and resilience of women leaders in cybersecurity.
  • The Importance of Diversity in Cybersecurity: The event will underscore the critical role diversity plays in fostering innovation and enhancing cybersecurity defenses.

Actionable Career Advice and Resources: Attendees will gain practical advice on navigating careers in cybersecurity, from breaking into the field to advancing in leadership roles.


Kimberly “KQ” Quan

Kimberly “KQ” Quan is a leader on the Cyber Fusion Team at Juniper Networks where she heads up security awareness and culture.

Prior to Juniper, Kimberly engaged with clients on behalf of her own boutique consultancy, KayQueue LLC and, before that, notable global public advisory firms. She has led global information governance (IG) and incident response projects that involved other disciplines, such as data preservation, project management (agile, waterfall, and blended), and change management. Ultimately, Kimberly’s cross-domain experience always leads to the identification of and managing against risk. Farmers Insurance Group brought KayQueue LLC on to assist with building a world-class information governance and litigation support program, which program was honored in 2017 with ARMA International’s highest award, Excellence for An Organization. She is currently Assistant Director for the Silicon Valley Chapter of Women in eDiscovery (WiE), Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of ISSA, Vice-Chair of the Pacific region for InfraGard’s Legal Industry Cross-Sector Council, and has been active as a board member of the High Technology Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA) and as a member of other professional associations, including EDRM, ISACA, ABA, etc.

In Spring of 2020, Kimberly co-founded Feed the Frontlines SF, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to (i) engage with local restaurants that are a huge part of San Francisco’s unique culture to (ii) provide meals to the frontliners who worked around the clock to fight COVID-19 as well as those who had been affected or displaced.



Francisco Laplace

Francisco is a software engineer who specializes in transforming complex data into practical solutions. His expertise lies in large scale data-driven applications, machine learning for business analytics, and development of data pipelines and database systems. He has a passion for designing and developing secure software solutions that solve real-world business challenges and transform business operations.

He is an advocate for effective communication, inclusivity in the workplace, and someone who’s all about forging strong connections. With a background in cyber from both UC Berkeley and Florida International University, he is dedicated to bringing awareness about the importance of cybersecurity to underrepresented minorities with a focus on the Latinx community. As a member of the Association for Information Systems in Florida, he was committed to sharing his knowledge to undergraduate and high school students interested in the intersection of data science and cybersecurity.


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