The search for Canada’s top female cybersecurity champions was launched yesterday, the first day of spring.
IT World Canada (ITWC), the Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA) and the Canadian Women in Security Forum announced the opening of nominations for the fourth annual Canada’s Top Women in Cybersecurity recognition program.
The prestigious initiative was established to recognize women who have driven the Canadian cybersecurity industry forward. In 2022, the honour roll opportunity attracted more than 100 nominations from across Canada and all sectors.
“Cybersecurity threats continue to pose a significant challenge to organizations of every kind,” said Fawn Annan, CEO of ITWC. “By acknowledging and celebrating how women are surpassing all expectations in the cyber fight, we are inviting the next generation of women to take their place in a field that remains stubbornly male-dominated.”
WISECRA, a global network of women in security and cybersecurity organizations globally remains a staunch supporter.
This year our host is the Co-Founder of The WIT Network, a woman’s network of 10,000 strong, Corinne Sharp.
Nominees must have worked in cybersecurity for at least the last three years to be eligible. Women nominated or honoured in previous years are eligible to be nominated again in 2023.
The nomination deadline is May 23, 2023
Fawn Annan and Corinne Sharp, Co-Founder of The WIT Network will co-chair the judging panel which will include high-profile members of the community and some honourees from past year’s winners.
The honourees will be acknowledged at a special virtual celebration on Thursday, July 26, 2023.
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