#MyCybHerStory: Cybersecurity Tech Accord celebrates International Women’s Day 2023 with Webinar on Exploring Cybersecurity Careers for Women and Girls

As part of our International Women’s Day 2023 campaign, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord hosted on 28 March an interactive career webinar titled #MyCybHERStory – exploring cybersecurity careers for women and girls with industry leaders, where four women leaders from our community of signatories shared their experiences in the industry with women and girls interested in pursuing a cyber career. Participants had the chance to hear from our industry leaders about their respective career paths and to learn how they chose the right path and concentration according to their skillset and interests. The discussion also touched on the latest cybersecurity trends and the important role women can play within the cybersecurity community.

Our webinar, moderated by Yasmine Idrissi Azzouzi – Cybersecurity Programme Officer, International Telecommunications Union, featured the following speakers from our signatory community:

Kristen Verderame – VP Government Relations in charge of Cybersecurity Policy, NetApp

Julia Ward – Principal Markets Liaison in the CTO Office, WithSecure

Naomi Buckwalter – Director of Product Security, Contrast Security

Doña Keating – Cybersecurity and Management Consultant & CEO – Professional Options LLC

We would like to thank all speakers and participants for making this event a success and hope that attendees were able to take away some useful insights for embarking onto their cybersecurity career journey.

If you would like to (re)visit some of the resources that were mentioned by our speakers during the webinar, you can find a list of references below:

Harvard University Introduction to Computer Science – Free Course

The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Cliff Stoll

Cybersecurity Gatebreakers Career Finder – Cybersecurity Personality Test

Voices for Innovation – community of technology professionals  

A recording of the webinar can be accessed below.