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International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Cyber Security

Council news

12:00 Tuesday, 15 February 2022

UK Cyber Security Council

In partnership and collaboration with WiCyS UK.

The UK Cyber Security Council is proud to partner with Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS UK) for a special event on 8th March 2022 at 10.00am till 12.30pm to celebrate International Women’s Day.


The event will be opened by Simon Hepburn, CEO of the UK Cyber Security Council, and aims to celebrate women working in the cyber security industry, inspire other women/people who are currently in the sector and introduce cyber security as a career choice to those who may not have considered it.

In addition, the event will raise awareness of the different learning pathways to enter cyber security and aims to gain insights into the barriers that still exist and are preventing more women joining the industry and/or advancing their career.


10.00am - Event Introduction by Simon Hepburn, CEO of the UK Cyber Security Council

10.05am - Keynotes: Women Leading the Way in Cyber Security

Dr Claudia Natanson – Chair, UK Cyber Security Council
Lindy Cameron – CEO, National Cyber Security Centre
Angelique Faye Loe - Head of Cryptography, Jaguar Land Rover

10.50am - Mastermind Group 1: Women Who Break Barriers

Moderator/chair -  Laura Wellstead, President, WiCyS UK
Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
Professor Lisa Short, Founder, Areté Business Performance
Mollie Chard, Cyber Security Manager, Capgemini and WiCyS UK Board Member
Zoe Mackenzie, Information Security Specialist, Dr Martens and WiCyS UK Board Member
Stephanie Itimi, CEO, Seidea

10.50am - Mastermind Group 2 - How to Get Into the Cyber Security Profession

Moderator/chair - Natasha Harley, Vice-President, WiCyS UK
Amy Rogers, Project Manager - Careers and Learning, UK Cyber Security Council
Nicole Borbely - GRC Associate, PWC
Tamzin Greenfield - Security Analyst, Cyber Security Associates
Craig Evans - SOC Manager, NORM Cyber

11.30am - Q&A with Keynote Speakers and Panel Members

Host: Laura Wellsted, WiCyS UK

11.50am - Next Steps for Women in the Sector

Nicky Hudson – Director of Communications, National Cyber Security Centre

12.20pm - event summary

12.30pm - event closes

To attend this event please visit the event registration page here.