Infosecurity Europe 2017 Puts Careers For Women On Its Conference Agenda

Exclusive event and seminar presented by Infosecurity Magazine will focus on opportunities for women in cybersecurity

What:                   Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event @Infosecurity Europe 2017

Where:                 Conference Centre, Olympia London                         

When:                  Wednesday 7 June 2017, 08:30-11:00


Infosecurity Magazine, the industry’s leading, award-winning title is putting careers for women in cybersecurity on its 2017 agenda, presenting a dedicated Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event, as part of Infosecurity Week.


The event will bring together Infosecurity professionals to learn and network with each other in a collaborative environment, beginning with two keynote speeches from BBC Technology journalist Kate Russell and Mary-Jo de Leeuw, Associate Partner, Revnext and founder of the Women in Cyber Security Foundation, who will take to the stage to offer their insights and learnings.


This will be followed by a panel discussion looking at ‘How to Sell Your Professional Self in a Male-Dominated Industry’. The session will consider (and dispel) gender stereotypes and offer tips and advice on how to gain credibility and change employers perceptions, whilst the panel of speakers will share their experiences overcoming challenges and driving their careers forward. The event will be chaired by Eleanor Dallaway, editor of Infosecurity Magazine, and panellists include:

  • Kirsty Philips, Consultant, Hawker Chase and Founder of WinC
  • Jennifer Steffens, CEO of IOActive
  • Lyndsay Turley, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, (ISC)2 EMEA
  • Story Tweedie-Yates, Product Marketing Manager, Cisco Security


The session will conclude with 45-minutes for networking where attendees can connect, share insight and make new contacts, before heading off to enjoy all the other opportunities Infosecurity Europe has to offer for the rest of the day.


Eleanor Dallaway, Infosecurity Magazine, said: “There are so many varied careers within the sector, but relatively few women choosing to work in information security. We wanted to create an environment that would provide a networking opportunity for both male and female visitors to the show, and a platform for women who have successfully forged their careers in cybersecurity to share their knowledge and insights.   We are very excited to be able to host an event that will put a focus on women working in the industry and hope all attendees will find the event both inspirational and encouraging.”


The Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event takes place during Infosecurity Week – a seven-day, city-wide landmark event bringing Infosecurity professionals together to learn, explore and have fun in and around London during the week of 5-11 June 2017.


With 8 theatres onsite, talking both theory and practice, the Infosecurity Europe Conference Programme is the largest accredited CPE/CPD/ECE information security conference programme on the European continent, featuring presentations and talks from leading end-user practitioners, policy makers, analysts and thought leaders, to government and law enforcement representatives.  To view the full conference programme, please follow the link here:



What:                   Women in Cybersecurity Networking Event @Infosecurity Europe 2017

Where:                 Conference Centre, Olympia London                         

When:                  Wednesday 7 June 2017, 08:30-11:00

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Infosecurity Europe takes place at Olympia, London 6-8 June 2017.  This year’s theme is Cybersecurity at the Speed of Business.


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Keynote Speaker: Kate Russell, BBC Technology Journalist

Journalist, reporter and author, Kate has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. Appearing regularly on BBC technology programme Click she also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists. Her website,, won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2016 she was voted the Computer Weekly 13th most influential woman in UK IT. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.


Keynote Speaker: Mary-Jo De Leeuw, Associate Partner, Revnext

Mary-Jo de Leeuw, associate partner at Revnext ( works as a lead advisor on cybersecurity and innovation. Bits and bytes fascinated Ms. de Leeuw ever since she got a Commodore 64 computer, back in the ‘80’s. It is therefore not surprisingly that she founded the Dutch think and do tank Internet of Toys where scientists, toys manufacturers and members of parliament meet and discuss the breaches within toys and the lack of privacy legislation within it. Furthermore, Ms. de Leeuw is founder of the international network Women in Cyber Security Foundation.




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