About the Speaker
Talya Parker, Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls in Cyber
Talya Parker is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls in Cyber (BGiC). She is a Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Risk Management executive with over eight years of advisory, consulting, and industry experience combined. She is a Jamaican-born, Florida-raised, Cybersecurity and Privacy Engineer at Google.
Talya obtained a Masters in Cybersecurity from Brown University; and a Masters of International Business from Nova Southeastern University. Talya is also an alumnus of the illustrious HBCU, Florida A&M University, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Business Education.
Talya has worked with top corporations like Deloitte, Nike, and most recently, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Talya was responsible for the GRC implementation of an AWS Cloud Integration. She led cross-functional teams through stakeholder management, requirements development, and risk mitigation strategies in order to meet privacy and security regulatory requirements. In her new role, she'll develop internal policies and drive privacy reviews for Google products.