Esther Schagen-van Luit

Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte and known as The Leading Lady in Cyber

Esther Schagen-van Luit is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Deloitte Netherlands. In her role Esther is ultimately responsible for continuously improving and setting a high bar for Deloitte's information security in the Netherlands and thus fulfilling the top priority to continuously secure customer data. She also represents the Dutch information security interests at various international levels within Deloitte worldwide. In addition to her role as CISO, Esther is keynote speaker in the field of information security, diversity and talent development in the industry. She is a Director at the SABSA Institute's Board of Trustees, the institute that manages a well-known framework for Security Architecture, and is a role model dedicated to enthusing more girls and women for a career in the security industry. She is also active within Deloitte in the field of Diversity & Inclusion and sustainability – she is a Deloitte ambassador for One Young World and represents her generation in the Deloitte Societal Impact Council, a senior leadership forum within Deloitte Global that focuses on how Deloitte makes social impact and conducts responsible business.

My Sessions

Building Inclusive Security Teams (Sponsored by Egress)

Diversity can sometimes be referred to as the 'what' while inclusion focuses on the 'how'. In this session we look at how you can measure and benchmark your culture to enable diversity to thrive.

We explore how you can:
  • Build an inclusive workforce strategy
  • Concentrate efforts on the talent pipeline - recruitment and retention
  • Implement best practice to enable diversity through mentoring and other initiatives
  • Factor inclusion into technical and non-technical roles, junior and senior roles
  • Create and benefit from a more distributed workforce
  • Capitalise on non-traditional routes into the cyber security profession
  • Lisa Ventura, Founder and CEO of the UK Cyber Security Association
  • Ian Brown, Group Cyber Security Director, Spectris
  • Sandy Silk, Director, Information Security Education & Consulting, Harvard University
  • Esther Schagen-van Luit, Chief Information Security Officer, Deloitte and known as The Leading Lady in Cyber
  • Jessica Figueras, Trustee, UK Cyber Security Council a government-backed Cyber Security standard council