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Cyber Security Challenge: Girls into Cyber Symposium
Date: 09 Oct 2014

On Thursday October 9th, Northumbria University, in collaboration with UK Cyber Security Challenge, will be running a 'Girls into Cyber' symposium at Gateshead’s Northern Design Centre. The day will highlight the myriad of backgrounds and pathways that women have found into cyber roles, and hopefully inspire the audience of possible careers in cyber security. During the day attendees can network with regional employers, women in the industry and find out about the cyber security community. The panel is to be opened by the Dr Jessica Barker, Cyber Security Consultant, and she will start the discussion by asking: Why is everyone talking about Cyber Security?

On Thursday October 9th, Northumbria University, in collaboration with UK Cyber Security Challenge, will be running a 'Girls into Cyber' symposium at Gateshead’s Northern Design Centre.

The day will highlight the myriad of backgrounds and pathways that women have found into cyber roles, and hopefully inspire the audience of possible careers in cyber security. During the day attendees can network with regional employers, women in the industry and find out about the cyber security community. The panel is to be opened by the Dr Jessica Barker, Cyber Security Consultant, and she will start the discussion by asking: Why is everyone talking about Cyber Security?

Other panel contributors include:

Technical Engineers from GCHQ
Lesley Marjoriebanks – Security & Resilience, Royal Bank of Scotland
Sharon More – Technical Leader for Social Business & Smarter Commerce, IBM

Stands and activities include:

Regional business stands: showcasing local cyber roles and pathways into work.
Cyber ‘Surgeries’: 10 minute Q&A with students with the cyber community to discuss future job roles, memberships and the benefits of groups and networking.
Enigma Machine: Bletchley Park’s Education Officer demonstrates a real, working Enigma machine, providing drop-in activity sessions.
Cyber Security Card Game: Student teams will battle it out on a leader board during the day.
Cyber Community: UK wide network communities, (ISC)2, BCS, IISP, will be available to talk about networking and membership opportunities.