Monthly Archives: november 2015

Enisa Representation

Hi all

I was hoping for your help – I was invited to the ENISA High Level Event in Brussels Monday 9th Nov & was shocked (not surprised but still shocked) to see that of the 3 panels & 2 keynotes there was not one single woman.

Even with the low percentage of women in cyber security you’d think they could find one competent woman out of 17 speakers! Here is the link to the event.

I mentioned this to the organiser and she told me that they need to develop a list of well known women who are able to talk on crypto & other cybersecurity topics. 
It would be really great if you could let me know:
a) anyone who is interested & I’ll send your name to the orgnaisers &
b) lists of women expert speakers in countries outside Netherlands.

Thanks a lot, Kelly

Enisa Representation

Hi all

I was hoping for your help – I was invited to the ENISA High Level Event in Brussels Monday 9th Nov & was shocked (not surprised but still shocked) to see that of the 3 panels & 2 keynotes there was not one single woman.

Even with the low percentage of women in cyber security you’d think they could find one competent woman out of 17 speakers!

 Here is the link to the event.

I mentioned this to the organiser and she told me that they need to develop a list of well known women who are able to talk on crypto & other cybersecurity topics. 
It would be really great if you could let me know:
a) anyone who is interested & I’ll send your name to the orgnaisers &
b) lists of women expert speakers in countries outside Netherlands.

Thanks a lot, Kelly

Co-Founder Mary-Jo De Leeuw Hacked Barbie On Stage!

Last night WiCS co-founder Mary-Jo took to the stage at the WTC International City Podium to talk about the internet of toys and hack Barbie in front of the audience! Needless to say, she nailed IT!

Feel inspired? We are constantly looking for female speakers to raise the visibility of women in the cyber security field.

If you have a story to share, please contact us!

Women In Cybersecurity Breakfast At BISC

Hi all,
 at the excellent suggestion of Anouk, there will be a Women in Cybersecurity Breakfast organised at the Belgian Internet Security Conference on 26/11, hosted by CERT.be.

Gender is a topic that has not been broached often in the Belgian cybersecurity scene, and I am looking forward to organize a very first gathering of Belgian women in cybersecurity here. 
I hope some of you would be able to join as well and share experiences. Unfortunately I was not able to obtain a discount for WICS members to register for BISC (something about positive discrimination for women) but if it’s successful, maybe we will next year.

The breakfast will be an excellent networking opportunity, with the purpose of getting to know each other and discovering how we can empower each other. 

The amazing Keren Elazari presented last year at BISC, unfortunately we weren’t very successful in programming strong female speakers this year. I admit, we should have tried harder. I hope to get some suggestions at the Breakfast for next year maybe :)? 
The delightful Mikko Hypponen will be one of our keynote speakers this year though, we also have 3 sessions on incident response, strategy and communication & awareness. Other than the WICS breakfast, also good reasons to hop down to Brussels. The conference is less technical, more aimed towards IT decision makers, but all are welcome of course.

More information on the conference HERE

Women In Cybersecurity Breakfast At Bisc

Hi all,
 at the excellent suggestion of Anouk, there will be a Women in Cybersecurity Breakfast organised at the Belgian Internet Security Conference on 26/11, hosted by CERT.be.

Gender is a topic that has not been broached often in the Belgian cybersecurity scene, and I am looking forward to organize a very first gathering of Belgian women in cybersecurity here. 
I hope some of you would be able to join as well and share experiences. Unfortunately I was not able to obtain a discount for WICS members to register for BISC (something about positive discrimination for women) but if it’s successful, maybe we will next year

The breakfast will be an excellent networking opportunity, with the purpose of getting to know each other and discovering how we can empower each other. 

The amazing Keren Elazari presented last year at BISC, unfortunately we weren’t very successful in programming strong female speakers this year. I admit, we should have tried harder. I hope to get some suggestions at the Breakfast for next year maybe :)? 
The delightful Mikko Hypponen will be one of our keynote speakers this year though, we also have 3 sessions on incident response, strategy and communication & awareness. Other than the WICS breakfast, also good reasons to hop down to Brussels. The conference is less technical, more aimed towards IT decision makers, but all are welcome of course.

More information on the conference HERE