Monday, May 23, 2022

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Why We Have the Event

The Top Women in Cybersecurity is created by IT World Canada (ITWC) in association with the Canadian Chapter of the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) and the Women in Security Forum to recognize women who have advanced the Canadian security industry.

By recognizing the diverse talents within Canada, young women can find a role model that they can follow into the field.

The 120-minute event will honour 20 women who are nominated by their peers as part of a three-month initiative sponsored jointly by ITWC and WISECRA. In addition to short video profiles of the women selected for the honour roll, the celebration will include a panel discussion exploring ways to get more women involved in cybersecurity, an opportunity to download related white papers, and the chance to visit sponsor breakout rooms for conversation.

In July 2021, ITWC and the Women in Security and Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) honoured 20 of Canada’s outstanding women working in cybersecurity across private, public, not-for-profit, and academic sectors.

The honourees were selected based on the strength of nominations from the Canadian security community and the peers of the exceptional women in Canadian cybersecurity. The celebration featured a video showcase of the women’s accomplishments, a panel discussion exploring the challenge of the career, and sponsored breakout rooms where cybersecurity leaders shared personal stories.

And we are doing it again.