InfosecGirls were invited to AppSecUSA 2015 for a panel discussion on “Encouraging diversity and advancing cybersecurity education”. The panel discussion was at 3:30 pm PDT. It was a panel of 3 with Infosecgirls co-founders Apoorva, Shruthi and Elissa Shevinsky, CEO & CoFounder at JeKuDo Privacy Company. The event was moderated by Astha Singhal. The moderator asked the Infosecgirls about the initiative . Below are the questions asked at the discussion and the answers by us :
Infosec Girls will be present at AppsecUSA at the panel discussion to discuss about “Encouraging diversity and advancing cybersecurity education” on Thursday September 24, 2015 3:30pm – 5:00pm PST. Description of the event : Even in male-dominated STEM fields, computer science and security careers stand out for having so few women. Join the panelists, the founders of InfoSec Girls, to discuss how they are advancing cybersecurity education in India while also encouraging women and girls to consider careers in the field.
YourStory has covered the efforts of InfosecGirls in spreading security awareness amongst the women in the industry. To view the interview article please refer the links: Apoorva’s Story –http://goo.gl/iN8zTC Shruthi’s Story –http://goo.gl/jiRJ4x
NULLCON is an international security conference which is a four day event comprising of talks, workshops, training, exhibition, cyber security challenges, recruiting opportunities and business/recreational networking. It is one of the largest international security events in the Asian subcontinent in terms of the new content and participation. NULLCON 2015 was held at Bogmallo resort of the beautiful state of Goa. More information on NULLCON can be found on it’s official website [http://nullcon.
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.
The InfoSec girls organized a one-day workshop on 17th Jan 2015 on Information Security workshop at the HasGeek house. As it was part of the initiative it was all women event held in association with HasGeek. The event had close to 20-25 attendees with mixed crowd of students, developers, network admins & security analysts. The workshop covered basics of Network and Web Application Security, which included topics like Nmap, Metasploit and Owasp Top 10.
It is a hacking simulated competition where individuals attempt to attack and defend computers and networks using certain software and network structures. The duration of the event would be2 hours. Why be a part of the event? You can test your hacking skills. A unique event for Women in Security and interested in Security (never been done before in an Indian InfoSec conference). To learn different attack vectors for various vulnerabilities and have fun while doing it.
HasGeek conducts events (https://hasgeek.com) . We will be conducting a one day workshop covering career options and basics of application and network security. It will be a hands-on session. The participants will works along with us. The workshop will also have challenges at the end which the participants will have to crack individually. InfoSec workshop intends to disseminate information and awareness about web and network applications security. Specifically, the workshop will cover Web Application Security (OWASP 2013 Top Ten) and Network Security using Nmap and Metasploit.
As a part of implementation of Flagship Programme on Gender Awareness, Kerala Police hosted a 2-day National Conference on “Gender Sensitization and Empowerment of Women ” for Women Police Officers on 27th and 28th November 2014 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Thiruvananthapuram. The conference aimed at sharing best practices and experiences of Women Police Officers in different states regarding the empowerment of Women. The theme of this year’s conference was “Women Police – Touching new Heights”.
Workshop at c0c0n 2014 C0c0n is an annual Information Security conference organised by ISRA and the Kerala State Police. C0c0n 2014 is a 3-day event. Day 1 has all the workshop events taking place and Day 2, 3 with conference talks, which includes tech talks and panel discussions. The specialty of c0c0n 2014 was the keynote speaker, Former President DR.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.C0c0n 2014 was held at Crown Plaza, Kochi. We had submitted a proposal for conducting a workshop for the women participants, as the theme for 2014 was Cybercrimes against women.