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International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Announces Aric K. Perminter as New President


New York, NY, November 10, 2016 The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) proudly announces that Aric K. Perminter has been named as its new President, effective December 1, 2016.  Perminter brings with him 25 years of experience in information security and risk management, currently as Chairman & Founder of Lynx Technology Partners. ICMCP is a non-profit association that is dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cyber security students and professionals. 

During his tenure at Lynx, Perminter led a hundred-person team to rank #1 on the 34th annual Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private security companies list.  He has also served as Chair, Programs Committee with ICMCP, where he helped develop grassroots efforts to build programs that will ensure underserved populations reach previously unimaginable levels of cybersecurity education and proficiency.

“Many companies have had directors of diversity, diversity programs, and affirmative action programs that are decades old. With recent press underlining the critical role diverse workforces play in helping companies achieve superior performance, it is no longer a “program” to be managed; it is now a business strategy that needs to be embedded in everything we do,” said Devon Bryan, ICMCP co-founder and president. “Aric has seen first-hand the vital connection between a diverse workforce and superior company performance.  Now is the ideal time for a leader with his track record to lead the ICMCP at this critical point in our history, as we resolve to build on our mission to promote public awareness of cyber security and opportunities for minorities in the profession.”

Aric is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong relationships, a passion for building outstanding teams and a disciplined focus on operations and execution.  His appointment was approved by the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Board of Directors.  He will be based in the ICMCP  office in New York City.

“It is a great honor to be asked to take the helm of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals,” said Perminter. “Hundreds of companies have listened and are embracing commitments to implement measurable programs directly tied to compensation for all employees and managers.  ICMCP partners with such companies to help make a difference in the hiring, progression, and retention of a diverse workforce, contribute to building a sustainable flow of talent and directly support other organizations doing the same.”


The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It began official operations in September 2014 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to provide members with educational/technical scholarships, mentoring opportunities, professional development and networking opportunities. For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit, follow @ICMCP_ORG on Twitter or visit the ICMCP LinkedIn page.

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