Location: Newark Works, Bath
Date: Friday 8th March 2024
CyberWomen Groups C.I.C. and Women’s Cyber Circle have come together for International Women’s Day 2024.
Celebrate this year’s theme, Inspire Inclusion, by joining this networking event which aims to promote women and celebrate diversity and inclusivity in the cybersecurity sector.
A panel discussion from some incredible women in cybersecurity will hopefully inspire your engagement. This event is being hosted to provoke more belonging and empowerment to women in the cyber industry. Everyone is welcome to join us!
To support the incredible students and professionals working with CyberWomen Groups, we will shortly be starting a seminar series, highlighting the talent and passion of our own members and their individual work. These seminars will be held online, and open to anyone to attend with a range of topics.
If this is something that you would like to be involved in, please feel free to contact us.
Registration: Not Open
CyberWomen Groups was delighted for the opportunity to speak at BeSides Athens, our two branches, CyberWomen@Warwick and CyberWomen@Coventry, came together to address the importance of diversity within the cyber security sector. Throughout the video, our members share their experiences within cyber security and share advice with others pursuing a career in cyber.
CyberWomen@Coventry hosted a winter CTF alongside their ComSec society. There had challenges ranging from beginner to advanced so it was an incredible chance for people of all levels to join!
For more information about events like this and CyberWomen@Coventy check out their website page!
Following the success of the 1st CyberWomen@Warwick Conference, we returned with a second incredible conference, inviting academics, professionals and students alike to attend from across the UK. This conference was organised by two of our branches CyberWomen@Warwick and CyberWomen@Coventry, to empower women in cyber security.
We had the company of Cyber Security experts from across the UK sharing their insights, conducting workshops, and engaging in enlightening discussions. It was a chance for attendees to deepen their knowledge, ask burning questions, and explore the limitless possibilities within the industry.
The opportunities hub ran throughout the day providing an incredible opportunity for our attendees to find ways to get involved in the cyber security industry.
Degree Apprenticeship Building, Warwick University
Date: 27th May 2023
In collaboration with OWASP, CyberWomen@Warwick were thrilled to host their first Capture the Flag competition at the University of Warwick on the 25th May!
Participants enjoyed a day of competition, networking, and the chance to win prizes, all contributing to our mission of inspiring more individuals to pursue technical fields and fostering diversity in the cybersecurity sector.
The event was open to University-level students from across the nation and took place in person, with teams consisting of 3-4 players.
We would like to express our gratitude to OWASP and Avatao for making this event possible. Additionally, we extend our appreciation to Secure Code Warrior, Veracode, and HackerOne for their generous contributions, as well as JustEat for sponsoring the food.
Date: 8th March 2023
Following our conference talk at the National Digital Forensics Seminar 2022: 6 Women, 6 Months, 1 Goal, we hosted an online webinar aimed at academics, students, and professionals alike. During the webinar, we shared our story of how we came together as a new initiative and the challenges we faced in organizing a national conference.
The webinar provided an opportunity to personally connect with us, ask questions, and explore how our initiative could benefit universities and companies. We have now established our goals and have a clear vision for the future of CyberWomen@Warwick. We also introduced new upcoming events, aiming to offer more opportunities to younger people in STEM and encourage their involvement.
We invited fellow students to join us and learn about our journey and how they can embark on similar initiatives. Additionally, we created a Discord server to foster a positive environment and facilitate connections among all participants.
Academics, the webinar showcased the benefits we experienced as Warwick students and how it could benefit students at other institutions. We are actively exploring the expansion of CyberWomen@Warwick and would love for you to be part of it.
Organizations, many of you expressed interest in collaborating with us, and we shared our future ideas during the webinar. We remain open to discussing potential collaborations and working together moving forward.
We were thrilled to welcome all participants to the webinar and look forward to the opportunities and connections that lie ahead.
Location: WMG, University of Warwick
Date: 23rd November 2022
In November 2022, we had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 18th Digital Forensics Conference. The aim of this workshop is to bring together academics and practitioners in the field of digital forensics, and discuss new upcoming ideas, practises and improvements to be made for teaching in the coming years.
Despite an impromptu fire alarm, our talk named ‘6 Women, 6 Months, 1 Goal’ discussed the highs and lows of putting together an entirely student-led conference, and the top 10 lessons we took away from the process. These ranged from understanding the importance of a varied line up of speakers, to persuading the university that a student booking out a room for 300 people only had good intentions! This seminar sparked the growth of CyberWomen across the UK, and is a talk we have done privately to a number of audiences interested.
Location: WMG, University of Warwick
Date: 28th October, 2022
The first CyberWomen@Warwick conference held at the University of Warwick was a national event, focusing on the importance of diversity and celebrating women in Cyber. Our aim was to bring together people of similar interests from all across the UK to spotlight the incredible people in the industry and to teach and inspire a wide range of professionals and students alike.
The day consisted of a remarkable line-up of speakers, all of whom had inspired us in their field, and contributed greatly to the cyber industry. In total, there were 8 incredible talks, 2 iPad giveaways, and a brilliant buffet lunch that was attended by over 200 individuals from across the UK. The event was sponsored by CyberKali, and overall, a brilliant success.
Our speakers included:
Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Michelle Ohren, Stephanie Itimi, Sarah Morris, Security Queens, Selina Summan and Colin Topping, Sophie Adhami and Victoria Axon.
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