Making it about their work, not their gender

CSO and the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) have partnered together to recognise and honour the accomplishments of talented and influential women within the security industry. The Women in Security 2019 Conference & Awards, held in early September, gives these women the spotlight to share their contributions, accomplishments, and motivations within the industry.

Amongst the candidates is one of Alcorn Group’s staff members, Jessica Williams. Jessica has been nominated for three awards; ‘Best Student Security Leader’, ‘Best Volunteer’, and ‘The One To Watch’. While studying computer science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Jessica has been actively engaging within the information security industry. Jessica leads the AWSN Cadets Brisbane Chapter and is a committee member for QUT White Hats. She presented at the Australian Information Security Association’s (AISA) Brisbane branch event this week. Here, she spoke about the challenges involved with bridging gaps between students and becoming security professionals.

The 2019 Women in Security awards provides a much-needed opportunity to celebrate women who have made, or continue to make an impact in the security industry.

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