Date(s) - Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for our FREE Cybersecurity speaker event, on the 22nd of September from 6 – 9pm at Codebase in Edinburgh.
Learn more about the sector, network with some geeky people, and of course meet some role models!
We welcome newbies considering entering into this career, people currently working in Cybersecurity, and anyone who is interested in learning more about how Cybersecurity will affect us all.
As usual Girl Geek Scotland will provide plenty of time for networking, wine and nibbles.
- Alison McAlroy – Information Security Manager – Tesco Bank
- Chelsea Sievewright – Information, Risk and Security Consultant – Prudential
- Jamie Graves – CEO – ZoneFox
- Laura Johnston – Associate Consultant – PWC
6.00 – 7.00pm Registration & Networking
7.00 – 8.15pm Presentations & Q&A
8.15 – 9.00pm Networking & Wrap up.
Wine/soft drinks and canapes. (Not a full dinner event)
About this event
Keen to address the lack of role models for women in Cybersecurity, Samantha Leeman from Bright Purple Resourcing, also one of our Event Managers at Girl Geek Scotland, is running this event.
The skills shortage in Cybersecurity is something that is and continues to be well documented; by 2018 there will be a global shortage of 4.2 million people who work in the sector. And according to (ISC)2’s latest study, only 6% of those working in the sector are women, a drop of 4% after the figure remained unchanged for 2 years at 10%.
There is a massive opportunity for anyone considering this career path!
Girl Geek Scotland
At Girl Geek Scotland our aim is to grow a community of professionals and entrepreneurs who are able to support each other at entry-level and throughout their careers in computing, creativity, and enterprise. A big part of this is ensuring that there are role models for everyone to learn from and aspire to.
Girl Geek Scotland welcomes people from all gender identities, physical abilities, neurotypical and atypical people, religions and ethnicities. We ask everyone attending to show respect for others at all times.
GGS Event Policies
With enormous thanks to our partners, sponsors and suppliers who help us make this happen. They are:
ZoneFox makes it simple to align your security needs with your business needs by giving you crucial visibility around data movement across your organization, exposing existing security gaps and ensuring you’re compliant.
Codebase is the largest technology incubator in the uk and one of the fastest growing in europe.
Now home to over 18,000 students from over 100 countries, we first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. However our story goes back to the time of John Napier, the brilliant sixteenth century mathematician and philosopher from whom we take our name. When you come to Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll study at one of our six specialist schools. Each of our schools is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links.
Bright Red Triangle (BRT) offers a comprehensive set of professional/personal development activities for students and graduates in partnership with key stakeholders within and beyond Edinburgh Napier. Our focus is on improving the enterprise skills and employability of our students and graduates while instilling them with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer business incubation services, paid consultancy experience as well as design thinking and design your future courses to our current and past students.