Monthly Archives: mei 2017

The Unicorn Extinction Series: An Introspective Analysis of Women in Cybersecurity, Part 2

Part one of this serie examined the diversity problem in Cybersecurity was and introduced the Unicorn law. In this second edition 4 WiCS are giving you their perspectives. This assorted group of interviews include; Jessica Hebenstreit, a Senior SOC Manager, Diana Kelly, a Global Executive Security Advisor, Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of, and Magda Lilia Chelly, Managing Director of Responsible Cyber PTe. 

The dialogs ranges from the operational side of senior leadership, to a woman who directly translates business strategy between customers and the c-suite, and finally to two women who both represent the visionary side of the spectrum, promoting educational outreach and expanding the hiring for skilled information security professionals. We will look talk about backgrounds to begin, creating an ambience of both intended and unexpected experiences leading to their current success. Whether they are examining hardware or analyzing network traffic, a clear interest and passion developed, signifying queries from “how things worked” to eventually the cyber cognitive of “how to make things work better.” 

We are never finished analyzing a woman’s point of view!

Here you can read the entire article, The Unicorn Extinction Series part 2

We are looking forward to part 3!


Hospital’s data protection: not where it should be!

There is an increase in the number of notifications that hospitals have to make about their data leaks, according to new figures from the Personal Data Authority. In the first quarter of 2017, it has been 161 times already. This is twice as many as in the first quarter of 2016!

It has been no secret that hospital are not as well protected as they should be. A research by  the Women in Cybersecurity network showed that 97 hospitals have unsecured video connections and easy access to medical data. This research shows that hospitals are still lacking in the security of private data department.

NPO 1, gezondeenvandaag, spoke to Mary-Jo de Leeuw, co-founder of Women in Cybersecurity about this phenomenon!

Here you can find the Dutch news segment!