How to become a Fierce Female Leader in Cybersecurity

Women in Cyber Security
Women in Cyber Security
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Why is there a shortage of female leaders in security?
How do we encourage women to become leaders?
How do you become a leader in a male-dominated industry?

Join us for our first Webinar to discuss all of the above questions and help answer a few more.

We will be joined by three security professionals who will share their thoughts on why we are still lacking women at leadership-level and how we can diversify decision-makers in the industry. They will also share their own stories of how they became successful leaders and how we can encourage other women to follow suit.

This will be a panel-style event, which will also open up an interactive Q&A with the audience towards the end.


Joss Howard, NCC Group
Joss has been a cyber-risk and information security professional for three decades, working with both public and private sector organisations including the Royal Air Force, Barclaycard, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and, most recently, NCC Group. As a cyber-risk expert, Joss delivers information and cyber security solutions, leads and manages cyber security programmes, and provides information security audit and risk assurance services to help organisations meet their regulatory requirements and support their internal audit frameworks. Joss actively works with senior management alongside their IT departments in many sectors to ensure that processes align, with the aim to drive down business risk and support cyber security strategies. She will be sharing her story on how she has become a successful leader in the industry.

Jean-Baptiste Bres, Xinja
Jean-Baptiste Bres is an experienced CISO with a successful 15-year track record in Information Security, Risk Management and Project Management. His capabilities range from strategy development and execution, through to IT and Security operations, people development and risk management.
Jean-Baptiste is passionate about promoting diversity in cybersecurity and is looking forward to sharing his thoughts on how we can build more female leaders in the industry.

Sophie Kaelin
Sophie is a security student who is passionate about improving the diversity in STEM education. Her curiosity fueled interest in software engineering, combined with some experience in public speaking has led her to become an ambassador for her university and an advocate for young women in tech. She is currently in her fourth year of studying IT (majoring in Cyber Security) at Macquarie University while teaching part-time for the Department of Computing and is enjoying every minute of it.