A one day event to raise awareness about the need of women talents in cyber security is organised by the European Commission on the 8th of March 2019. It will focus on the skillset necessary to work in cybersecurity and suggest concrete actions to encourage women to consider a career in this field.
The event, organised in the context of the corporate Cyber Aware program of the Commission, is a follow-up of the first discussion about cyber skills on Women's International Day 2018. It is also part of the Women in Digital program, supported by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.
This time the agenda will focus on specialised programmes and concrete actions to enhance female participation in the male dominated area of cyber security. There will be a workshop on cyber careers for women in the European Commission as well as an opportunity to listen and interact with women, who are cyber security professionals and role models in the field of cybersecurity.
The event will be open by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and will bring together speakers with expertise in different areas related to cyber security from public and private sector and academia.
10.00 - 10.10 Opening by Gertrud Ingestad, Director General of DG Informatics of the European Commission
10.10 - 11.50 Cyber stories of female professionals in cybersecurity
12.30 – 13.45 Panel debate with Cyber Women Leaders moderated by Despina Spanou, Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG CONNECT, European Commission, with:
- Anett Madi-Nator, Vice-President Strategic Business Development Cyber Services Plc, ECSO Advocate for Women4Cyber
- Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus
- Nele Mentens, Professor @KU Leuven, ESAT - COSIC, Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography
- Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission, Head of ITCB
- Gertrud Ingestad, Director General of DIGIT, European Commission
You are welcome to follow the panel debate via webstreaming.
28 February 2019