WOMEN’S CYBER FORUM 2017
Launching Careers In Cyber Space
Information Sharing – Networking – Mentoring
November 6, 2017
With the support of
Identifying the current trends in digital technology integration and associated cyber security considerations.
THE CYBER CAREER
Exploring the path to cyber security careers including lessons learned and life experiences from successful professionals.
Considering “state of the art” research and associated career opportunities.
BUILDING A CYBER
Discussing the skills and experiences desired and in demand by industry. It also discusses paths to building these skills.
Career opportunities in cyber security represent one of the fastest growing areas for professionals. The opportunities are dissertation proofreading and editing great considering a 2016 Forbes article which reported that internationally there were over one million cyber security jobs in 2016, rising to 6 million globally. By 2019, we will witness a short fall of 1.5 million workers. Recent reports, however, show that women comprise only 11% of the global information security workforce. This is an unsatisfactory and unstainable model. Cyber security is not merely a technical, but a societal and business challenge that requires a diverse set of disciplines and skill sets that includes core areas such as computer science but also backgrounds in the humanities, business, law, and political science. The Energypact Foundation, in its mission to build awareness and promote cyber security, is conducting a one day seminar focused on information sharing, networking … and mentoring for women professionals seeking opportunities in cyber security.
The goal of this seminar is create a forum for information sharing, networking and mentoring: to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security as a career choice for young women in particular.
The seminar is 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.
There are no pre-requisites for this seminar other than your curiosity.
The seminar will be conducted in English.