March 9, 2015
The InfoSec Girls were invited to give a talk on Women in Technology on the account of International Women’s Day at Red Hat India Bengaluru office. We had close 20-30 people attending the talk from different departments of Red Hat. Our agenda for the talk was Women in Tech and InfoSec, Cyber crimes faced by women and Career in InfoSec .We talked about Women in Technology and InfoSec and what holds women back and issues faced by them.We spoke on few success stories of women in the world of tech. We also spoke on how cyber-crimes against women is on rise and tips on how to stay safe online and basic etiquette while online. This was followed by a walk-through on career options in InfoSec. After our talk few female employees at Red Hat shared their success stories on how they balanced work life and personal life. Their personal experience in pursuing a career while caring for their families was truly inspiring. The event ended successfully.
We received good response from the audience like there were many petty things which they were not aware of while browsing online and it helped them to think on how to stay cautious while sharing personal information on the internet.