What is it and what is it intended for?
Women in Cybersecurity initiative is a CONCORDIA task implementing actions to incentivise women to join the field of cybersecurity. We created a Women in Cyber – A Manifesto for TODAY, a document stating CONCORDIA’s objectives for women’s inclusion. To achieve these goals, we focused on three types of actions, which are Diversity&Cybersecurity webinars, Awards for Women in Cyber or Women in Cyber role models gallery of postcards.
Why is it important?
Gender diversity brings benefits, such as obtaining a different perspective on the workplace or attitude towards risk. The cybersecurity field is often perceived as male-dominated. Therefore it doesn’t encourage women to join in. Our initiative attempts to reverse this, motivate women, and support them.