The Women CyberSecurity Society (WCS2) was founded by Lisa Kearney in the spring of 2018. The idea came to her after speaking to female colleagues who were experiencing challenges unique to women and realizing there was no support network tailored to meet their needs.
Our mission is to increases the representation of women within the industry, lower the skills gap and celebrate achievements and milestones.
We understand support is needed througout the lifecycle of their careers! So if you're a seasoned veteran or just getting started in cybersecurity, we have programs and services here to help you!
International Women in Cyber Day (IWCD) is a global initiative in the #Recruitment #Retraining & #Retention of women in the cybersecurity workforce. We call upon industry, goverment and educators to partner, sponosr and particpate with us in 2020 to make this a national and international reality!
In both her personal and professional life, Sabrina has always been driven by a passion for technology, education and innovation, coupled with a keen interest in understanding and exploring different cultures across diverse geographies. This focus led her to Doha, Qatar where she worked at the College of North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) from 2005-2019; most recently as the Security Systems Administrator, thanks to her successful completion of her BSc Cyber Security coupled with her tenacity and determination to succeed in this male dominated field.
Building on her formal education and subsequent job as the Security Systems Administrator, she is currently living and working in Vancouver as an Education Awareness Specialist, IT Security in order to positively shift the way people interpret and understand IT security both in their personal and professional lives. With 18 years of IT experience, she aspires to embolden and mentor other women and girls to join the IT Security workforce.
After completing part-time professional study on Information Security Management System 7 years ago, Violaine left her position as legal adviser to become a Data Privacy professional in Europe for the eHealth national agency of Luxembourg, then in Canada as Data Privacy & Compliance Analyst at Ritchie Bros. She advocates for a better protection of the personal information while supporting the innovation through trust, transparency and awareness.