Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event @ Infosecurity Europe 2017

Women In Cybersecurity Networking Event

Wednesday 7th June – 08:30 – 11:00, Pillar Hall

Infosecurity Magazine presents the Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event, to be held in London’s iconic London Olympia conference centre as part of Infosecurity Week, will bring together information security practitioners to learn and network with each other in a fun and collaborative environment.

Kicking off at 8.30am on Wednesday 7th June 2017 this 2.5 hour event will host an exciting keynote address from Kate Russell, BBC Technology Journalist, reporter and author and Mary-Jo de Leeuw, associate partner at Revnext who will both offer insight, learnings and inspiration to those in attendance.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion looking at “How to Sell Your Professional Self in a Male-Dominated Industry”. The session will consider (and dispel) gender stereotypes, offer tips and advice on how to gain credibility and change employers perceptions whilst the panel of speakers will share their experiences overcoming challenges and driving their career forwards.

Panelists Include:

  • Kirsty Philips -Consultant, Hawker Chase & Founder of WinC
  • Jennifer Steffens -CEO, IOActive
  • Lyndsay Turley -Head of Communications & Public Affairs, (ISC)2 EMEA
  • Story Tweedie-Yates -Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Security

The event will end with a 45 minute networking session where attendees can connect, share insight and make new contacts before heading off to enjoy all of the other opportunities Infosecurity Europe has to offer for the rest of the day.

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Keynote Speaker: Kate Russell - BBC Technology Journalist

Journalist, reporter and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. Appearing regularly on BBC technology programme Click she also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists. Her website, KateRussell.co.uk , won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2016 she was voted the Computer Weekly 13th most influential woman in UK IT. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.

Keynote Speaker: Mary-Jo De Leeuw

Mary-Jo de Leeuw, associate partner at Revnext (www.Revnext.nl) works as a lead advisor on cybersecurity and innovation. Bits and bytes fascinated Ms de Leeuw ever since she got a Commodore 64 computer, back in the ‘80’s. It is therefore not surprisingly that she founded the Dutch think and do tank Internet of Toys where scientists, toys manufacturers and members of parliament meet and discuss the breaches within toys and also the lack of privacy legislation within it. Furthermore Ms de Leeuw is founder of the international network Women in Cyber Security Foundation.

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