'Technology is Not Neutral' author, Stephanie Hare, to headline Women in Cybersecurity event at Infosecurity Europe 2024


Infosecurity Europe 4-6 June 2024, the information security event running at ExCeL London, today announced that renowned technology ethics broadcaster and researcher, Stephanie Hare will give the keynote address for the eighth annual Women in Cybersecurity event. The event will be held on day two of Infosecurity Europe on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Hare, author of Technology is Not Neutral: A Short Guide to Technology Ethics, brings a wealth of experience to the stage, with a diverse career spanning foreign policy research, tech company strategy, consultancy research, and journalism. Her unique perspective will see her delve into the implications of living through a technological revolution, touching on historical, political, and contemporary aspects of AI, data privacy, policy-making, cybersecurity, and more.

The Women in Cybersecurity event, now in its eighth year, has grown to become an unmissable event within the conference programme and a talking point for many. As the show continues to elevate and empower women in cyber and demand has increased, this year’s event has been scaled to accommodate the growing audience and list of inspiring voices waiting to take to the stage.

The leading women will now present on the keynote stage in the main exhibition floor to share their stories, covering topics including the gender pay gap, imposter syndrome and mentorship, through to negotiation skills.

Nicole Mills Exhibition Director at Infosecurity Group, added: “Last year’s Women in Cybersecurity event saw another full house as attendees took to the theatre to hear from our keynote and panel of inspiring women. We continue to drive a need for change and showcase the multitude of experience and varied female voices and experts in cybersecurity. This year, promises more motivating discussions and a vision for future generations of women in cyber."
Hosted by Infosecurity Magazine Editor, Beth Maundrill, the Women in Cybersecurity event will take place from 15:00-17:30 in the keynote theatre and include the engaging keynote presentation by Stephanie Hare, a panel discussion showcasing some of the industry’s most inspiring and influential women and feature ample networking opportunities.

"We are delighted to have Stephanie Hare as our keynote speaker for the Women in Cybersecurity event at Infosecurity Europe," said Beth Maundrill. "Stephanie's diverse expertise and insights into the technological landscape will undoubtedly provide attendees with valuable perspectives on the future of cybersecurity."

The event is not limited to women in cybersecurity roles; allies and employers are encouraged to attend. The event will give insights into the industry from a Women in Cybersecurity perspective, affording attendees knowledge on how to support, attract, and retain women in their teams and how to encourage diversity and address barriers faced by women in organisations.

Sponsoring the event, are 1Password (password manager) and Akamai FLAME (Female Learning and Mentoring Experience). Akamai FLAME is committed to empowering female tech talent and shaping the future of the industry through executive sponsorship, knowledge sharing, and growth mindsets.

Natalie Billingham, SVP EMEA Sales and Channels & Managing Director EMEA at Akamai Technologies commented: “Akamai FLAME (Female Learning and Mentoring Experience) is passionate about supporting and empowering female tech talent to help shape the future of our industry. We’re proud sponsors of the Women in Cybersecurity event as it champions women across the tech industry - whether you’re starting out in your career or progressing up the ladder. We hope to empower women to take charge of their careers and keep their tech flame alive by nurturing a spirit of executive sponsorship, knowledge sharing, and growth mindset. #KeepYourTechFlameAlive”

“As a founder within the cybersecurity community, and growing the company for almost two decades, I know firsthand that this industry comes with its own pressures. I’ve taken the time to find the opportunities to learn new ways forward when unforeseen circumstances or setbacks arise, and look for ways to grow,” said Sara Teare, co-founder at 1Password. “I believe strongly in leading by example and taking an active role in mentorship and career development, along with working within our team to find ways to better support the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in all technology roles. Taking these steps to help create an environment where women can excel within cybersecurity allows us all to build strong products and a safer, more secure future for all.”

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