MOST WANTED:
WOMEN IN
CYBERSECURITY

AWARD ENTRY PHASE
17 June – 13 September 2019

AWARDS CEREMONY DATES
17 September 2019 in Vienna
15 October 2019 in London

The Award

With the Women in Cybersecurity Awards #WCA, our mission is to give talented women in cybersecurity the recognition they deserve.

With this award, we want to recognize women for the work they do every day in this field. And we want to encourage more women to build a career in cybersecurity.

Our aim is to raise the profile of women in cybersecurity, and to inspire young women to consider a career in this sector. The project is an ongoing program to raise awareness of and ultimately close the gender gap in the cybersecurity community.

Role models and inspirational women wanted! Enter today for one of the award categories ‘Newcomer’ or ‘Professional’, or nominate someone who you think deserves this award.

There will be three finalists per category and an awards ceremony held at The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

We look forward to meeting you! Let’s inspire #WCA.

Finalists

Category Newcomer

Chelsea Jarvie

Chelsea Jarvie

Cyber Security Consultant
CJ Cyber Ltd

Felisha Mouchous

Felisha Mouchous

Security Analyst
Bank of England

Saher Naumaan

Saher Naumaan

Threat Intelligence Analyst
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Category Professional

Annabel Jamieson

Annabel Jamieson

Security Manager
Accenture

Carolyn Ngiam

Carolyn Ngiam

Director of Barclays Security Program
Barclays

Gil Baram

Gil Baram

Head of Research, Yuval Ne’eman Workshop (Think Tank) for Science, Technology and Security

Categories

Newcomer

The ‘Newcomer’ award category is for women who have been working in the industry for under 5 years or have recently completed a cybersecurity-based degree, or have moved into cyber as part of a career change within the last five years.

More Information

The judges will be looking for evidence that you/the nominee has achieved some of the following:

  • Made a conscious decision to forge a career in cybersecurity – how and why is this sector important to you/the nominee?
  • Demonstrated the ability to influence and build internal networks that improve cybersecurity awareness or improve security controls
  • Fostered a passion for cybersecurity improvement and cyber evangelism within the organisation and beyond
  • Developed the technology skills that make a difference
  • Actively contributed to governance and compliance initiatives

Professional

The ‘Professional’ award category is for women who have been managing a cybersecurity team or been involved in the industry for 5+ years.

More Information

The judges will be looking for evidence that you/the nominee has achieved some of the following:

  • Made a conscious decision to forge a career in cybersecurity – how and why is this sector important to you/the nominee?
  • Demonstrated the ability to influence and build internal networks that improve cybersecurity awareness or improve security controls
  • Fostered a passion for cybersecurity improvement and cyber evangelism within the organisation and beyond
  • Developed the technology skills that make a difference
  • Actively contributed to governance and compliance initiatives

The Jury

Sarah Kahler

Sarah Kahler

Director – Global Services at RSA Security

Sarah possesses 20 years of combined experience in management consulting and professional services organizations for a worldwide strategic consulting firm, a product/technology start-up and currently with the cyber security company, RSA. Sarah’s hands on experience delivering services engagements to Fortune 500/1000 companies spans multiple disciplines within high technology ranging from strategic planning, process design, education/training, to technology implementation within IT security operations environments.

Paula Jane Ridge

Paula Jane Ridge

Group Head of Information Security & Assurance at De La Rue

Paula began her career in an HR payroll department in the civil service, before moving into IT in 1990. She secured an IT Support role with Hogg Robinson Financial Services in 1994, going on to fulfil several other IT positions before transferring into IT Security in 2002 for Hogg Robinson Travel. In 2008, Paula became responsible for information security management as Head of Information Security, and in 2015 joined De La Rue as Group Head of Information Security and Assurance.

Gerri Wyatt

Gerri Wyatt

Director, Client Services Management EMEA at NTT Security

With over 25 years’ experience in the IT/Telecoms industry, including working at IBM, Geri’s career in cybersecurity began after the devastating 9/11 attacks. During this time, Geri worked for a company that provided support in the aftermath, inspiring her to dedicate her career to keeping people safe. An experienced leader in crisis management, Geri has a strong track record for earning the trust and respect of the business leaders she works with. She is also a great advocate and supporter of the national Cyber First programs, helping develop several joint initiatives between Cyber First and IBM. During her time at IBM, Geri was key in championing diversity and inclusion, understanding the need for diversity to create a culture of collaboration and unity.

Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Client Partner, Telco Media Business Unit at NTT DATA UK

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in consulting and working with Telecoms & Media organisations, to understand their underlying business needs and goals. She has a successful track record in delivering high profile, complex business change and technology transformation programmes for her clients across a range of diverse organisations and geographies. She excels in building long term trusted relationships with her clients.  Sarah is also Head of the NTT DATA UK Women’s Business Network and the programme partner for the 30% Club.

Nicky Hill

Nicky Hill

Solutions Director at Dimension Data UK&I

Nicky Hill is the Solution Director for Dimension Data, UK & Ireland. She joined late in 2017 from DXC having spent 18 years working in HP/HPE & DXC within their Major Outsourcing and Managed Services business.  Nicky has held pre-sales, post sales, management and leadership roles both in the UK and Europe and worked across a number of industries from central government to telecoms and financial services.  During this time, she gained extensive experience and knowledge in building and leading Service, Technical, Solution, Architect and Consultancy teams being responsible for the Design, Delivery and Support of Infrastructure, Application, Communications, Data Centres and Security Services. In her spare time Nicky works hard to ensure she keeps a healthy balance of family life with competing in sporting events and challenges usually raising funds for charity.

Initiator

NTT-Logo

NTT Security is the specialized security company and the center of excellence in security for NTT Group. With embedded security we enable NTT Group companies to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs. NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.

NTT Security ensures that resources are used effectively by delivering the right mix of Managed Security Services, Security Consulting Services and Security Technology for NTT Group companies – making best use of local resources and leveraging our global capabilities. NTT Security is part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest ICT companies in the world. Visit nttsecurity.com to learn more about NTT Security or visit www.ntt.co.jp/index_e.html to learn more about NTT Group.

Partners

CeckPoint
cisco
CrowdStrike
cyberark
fortinet
Global-Digital-Women
LogRhythm
nozomi
paloalto
SailPoint
skybox
Symantec
thales

Rolemodels

Contact

Do you still have questions about the application process, need informational materials or would you like to support Women In Cybersecurity Awards?

Then write to us!

Contact for all questions about the award: Sedef Redzep