What we're about

WICCA is a circle of women in cybersecurity based out in The Netherlands 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 and all our meetups are free.

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!

In our group, we look at the positive results of the many initiatives to increase diversity in the infosec community and in the tech world in general. We focus on good work, good research, and strong efforts that makes our community thrive. We do not let negative thoughts and endless debates take too much time away from us. We goof together, we laugh together, and we hack together!

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> 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)

ING: Hacking a Bank

ING HUB

ING is inviting WICCA to their awesome open-for-all CTF! *** IMPORTANT *** Bring a laptop with Internet access! --- How to teach anyone to be a hacker Normally, Capture the Flag (CTF) events are organised for security enthusiasts only. This means that non-technical people are often overlooked and remain in the dark. In this session, ING will show you how you can use CTF events to teach anyone a basic level of hacking so they can defend themselves better against threats in their daily life. During the evening, you will be put in the shoes of a hacker group. Together, you will solve the challenges that get you to the 'crown jewels of the bank'. For this, you will use a mix of technical and analytical skills, but most important is to bring your hacker mindset. Stay tuned, there will be a prize! --- Agenda: - 18:00: Walk-in with food and drinks. - 18:45: Presentation on Security at ING - 19:00: CTF Part 1 - 19:45: CTF Part 2 - 20:30: Wrap up and prize distribution - 21:00: End Because of the limited space (40 seats), please be considerate to others if you RSVPed Yes but can no longer make it. The event is currently full but you can sign-up on the waitlist!

Hack The Box NL

KPN B.V.

** DO NOT REGISTER HERE**, because this event is HTB-special. Hack The Box, the popular online platform to test and advance penetration testing skills, has partnered up with the WICCA team to organise meetups in the Netherlands, where everyone can go crazy inside a HTB lab and hack the planet!!!!!!1! EVERYONE is welcome to join the HTB Meetup group, and especially WICCA members! https://www.meetup.com/Hack-the-Box-MeetUp-Netherlands/ To participate to this hacking adventure, register to the HTB NL group above and sign up for our first event on December 9: https://www.meetup.com/Hack-the-Box-MeetUp-Netherlands/events/265950047/ Bring a laptop with your favourite hacking tools (Kali VM strongly advised). This evening, you will be introduced to the world of hacking, from initial comprise to full privilege escalation. You will have access to a private lab with two vulnerable machines. Sign up and get the hacking started!

Past events (12)

Fox-IT

Fox-IT

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