BELGRADE WOMEN’S CYBER FORUM 2019

Launching Careers In Cyber Space

Information Sharing – Networking – Mentoring

September 19, 2019
Belgrade City Hall
Serbia

Co-organized by

Coordinated by

With courtesy of

The rapid expansion of the cyber security sector offers one of the fastest growing areas of opportunity for professionals seeking to enhance or diversify their career.

A 2018 Forbes article reported that there will be up to 3.5 million job openings by 2021. Meanwhile, women make up only 20% of the cybersecurity workforce. While that’s up from a mere 11% in 2013, there’s still a lot of opportunity to be seized in cybersecurity careers.

Cybersecurity Needs Women:
Here’s Why

This is an unsatisfactory and unsustainable model. Cyber security is not merely a technical, but a societal and business challenge that requires a diverse set of disciplines and skillsets that includes traditional areas such as computer science but also increasingly requires strong competences in criminology, psychology, business, law, and political science.
The Women’s Cyber Forum in its mission to build awareness and promote cyber security, is conducting a series of one day seminars focused on information sharing, networking and mentoring for women professionals seeking opportunities in cyber security.
The goal of these seminars is to create a platform for information sharing, networking and mentoring and to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security as a career choice for young women in particular. 
 These  seminars are designed for young professional women (and men) with an interest in cyber security issues. Desired attendees include women and male allies already engaged or considering careers in cyber security, including university students and faculty, industry professionals, members of the government, and professional organizations

Special session

THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE CYBERSPACE

co-organized with ITU / Vienna Cyber security Week 2019

March 13, 2019
Vienna

The Role of Women in the Cyberspace (ITU)

The panel discussion will focus on raising awareness about the importance of cyber security as a career choice for young women in particular. The discussion will stress the importance of doing better marketing of selling jobs to young women but also more importantly, that a great number of cybersecurity jobs require more interpersonal skills than technical ones. They also require analytical thinking, teamwork skills, communication skills, and leadership skills, all of which can be learned in fields other than technology.

The rapid expansion of the cyber security sector offers one of the fastest growing areas of opportunity for professionals seeking to enhance or diversify their career.

A 2018 Forbes article reported that there will be up to 3.5 million job openings by 2021. Meanwhile, women make up only 20% of the cybersecurity workforce. While that’s up from a mere 11% in 2013, there’s still a lot of opportunity to be seized in cybersecurity careers.

– Carla Licciardello, Policy Analyst, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) (Moderator)
– Denise Mazzolani, Deputy Head Strategic Police Matters Unit/Transnational Threats Department, (OSCE)
– Anett Mádi-Nátor,Vice President (Operations and Strategic Business Development), Cyber Services (Hungary)

– Ivana Kojadinović Žižić, Corporate Counsel, TeleGroup (Serbia)
– Rhonda Evans, Head of the WINS Academy, World Institute of Nuclear Security, (WINS)
– Karsten Simons, Regional Manager Corporate Affairs Europe, CIS, Russia & Israel, CISCO (Germany)
– Valerie Khan, Consultant and Founding member, Digital Equity (UK)