What we're about

WICCA is a circle of women in cybersecurity based out in Amsterdam and surroundings with a vision to spread the infosec word to everyone.

https://womenofwicca.nl/

Our goal is to bring infosec ladies and female security enthusiasts together to learn about exploits, hacking, incident response, forensics, the low-level stuff, and especially make bad crypto jokes! We want to build a community of badass women in the Netherlands and hopefully inspire future generations to join keyboards and get the hacking started!

We meet monthly in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam, and more, sometimes even abroad! Are you a woman working or interested in computer security? Then by all means, do sign up!

WICCA is an entirely volunteer-driven community.

Women-only?

Meetups are usually women-only, but as we want to spread knowledge everywhere, we have many mixed events to share knowledge as well. The main idea is for it to be a community where women are prioritised and everyone is at ease and feels more welcome. We want to create a strong circle of women but we’re not an exclusive circle.WICCA is basically a group of badass hacker ladies, but everyone is welcome to learn from and with us!

$ who

> Valentine

As an ethical hacker for KPN, her work consists of application and infrastructure pentesting and red/purple teaming. Besides computers, she likes Star Wars, heavy metal, and useless things like stickers and D&D.

> Andrea

A security consultant at Deloitte, who is mainly involved in web and infrastructure pentesting. She is particularly interested in OSINT, cybercrime, cyber warfare and cats.

> Chantal

Head of operations at Zerocopter helping clients get the best of their researchers and researchers get the best of their clients. Started in marketing, hacking her way up.

Upcoming events (2)

Dutch Police: Fighting Cybercrime with OSINT

Deloitte Amsterdam

WICCA is going awol to a session organised together with Team High Tech Crime and Team Digitale Opsporing, the Dutch police cyber units. This session is WOMEN-ONLY. Deloitte will be hosting us all with food and drinks. Would you like to know more about Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)? Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at the Dutch Police? Join us for the upcoming OSINT session with Lisette Abercrombie and Maike Borst! We will walk through a real life case and see the crucial role OSINT can play in solving crimes. There will also be plenty of room for questions and war stories afterwards :) PRESENTERS: Lisette Abercrombie has been working for the Dutch National Police for over six years. After working in the serious and organized crime division in Amsterdam and the National High Tech Crime Unit, Lisette is currently working in regional police force of the province Noord Holland were she’s part of ‘Team Digital Investigations’ and helps different teams solve their cases using OSINT techniques. Maike Borst started her career in the Dutch National Police back in 1999, where she first worked as a police officer on the streets. After working in various divisions within the Police, she founded a special team focused on solving crimes using OSINT techniques five years ago. Currently, Maike is working as a Cyber Threat Analyst at Heineken. AGENDA: 18:00-18:30 --> Walk-in & introductions 18:30-19:30 --> Presentation of a case 19:30-19:45 --> Break 19:45-20:15 --> Questions & Stories 20:15-21:00 --> Networking Are you a woman working or interested in security and cyber crime? Sign up!

WICCA Goes Hardwear!

Hotel NH Den Haag

Great news!!! The organisers of hardwear.io have invited us for a special women-only session on hardware security! Hardwear.io is the biggest hardware security conference in Europe, and possibly in the world. It is a platform where researchers showcase and discuss their innovative research on attacking and defending hardware. https://hardwear.io/netherlands-2019/ This session takes place during the hardwear.io week, right after the trainings and before the official conference starts, directly at the venue in The Hague WTC. This will be a casual get-together to meet and hear about different experiences in the field. More information will come ETA soon... Expect a bunch of delicious (vegan) samosas as well! Trivia: hardwear.io is spelled as such because of the idea of "wearing your hardware".

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