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30 Women Speakers Around the World

We've invited women cybersecurity experts from around the world to share latest their thoughts on new opportunities in cybersecurity, threats, attacks, cybercrime investigation techniques etc. The Reinvent Cybersecurity For Women Conference will host speakers from various industries like legal, multi-nationals companies and ethical hackers.
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We will be using the latest cutting-edge technologies in audio-video streaming to bring you the best experience in virtual conferencing. Expect nothing less from Rocheston!
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Audio / Video Clarity

No more choppy videos or “I can't hear the speaker!”, “Please mute your sound!”, “Speak louder!” issues. Super smooth video interaction.
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Impressions from the conference

Join the circle of women who are wanted, respected, and appreciated for the work they do

Learn from Lady Hackers on ways to protect organizations from cyberattacks

Learn about cybersecurity roles for women and find a perfect role that suits you

Expand your horizon by engaging with cybersecurity professionals and become a part of their network.

Enjoy the pleasure of sharing experiences with fellow hackers
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Listen to the fascinating stories behind Google, Facebook and other corporates. Experience first-hand how they redefine your thoughts

Make your participation a mark of encouragement to other women and the beginning of a new successful journey

The awareness about the unique challenges women face will make you part of a global movement
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Nimmi Patel

Nimmi Patel is the Policy Manager for Skills, Talent and Diversity at techUK, the UK’s leading tech trade association with over 830 members. She is committed to embedding diversity in the UK tech pipeline from classroom to the boardroom.

Nimmi also leads techUK’s immigration work, collaborating with techUK members and stakeholders to create an environment that attracts the best talent to the UK. Prior to joining the team, she worked for the UK Labour Party and New Zealand Labour Party and studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Manchester. She is currently studying Strategic Communications at King’s College London.
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Ms Lopa Ghosh

Lopa is a leader in UKI EYs Cybersecurity practice, with a particular passion for the human centric behaviour and culture around cybersecurity. She advises organisations on how to enhance security through their corporate culture and knowledge base, and how to engage by thinking differently. Lopa is a strong advocate for diversity of all types in cybersecurity and leads EY UKI Diversity in Cybersecurity network.

She has spent past few years helping organisations implement complex cybersecurity transformation programs, designing effective organisations and operating models and creating sustainable training and awareness interventions to create a culture of being cyber secure, "Make it a habit, not a hassle".
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Dr. Maryam Shahpasand

Dr. Maryam Shahpasand is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Digital Technology at University of Staffordshire. She is an expert in security and forensic skills. She was awarded certifications like RCCE, SOC-IR, CISSP programs and CCME skills. She has published several research papers, and has won gold, silver and bronze medals for security and forensic application and copyright. 

She has more than 10 years of intensive experience in Cybersecurity teaching and research, security consultation, forensics investigation, malware analysis, penetration testing, and incident handling.
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HimaBindu Vejella

Hima, has over 17 years experience in the IT industry. She is an inspirational speaker, well-published author and a passionate Security Evangelist. Hima is a founding member for CyberPsy, which is a global community driven to empower, motivate professionals into Cyber Security, Cyber Law, Cyber Forensics and Cyber Psychology.

She was recognized as Lady Legend in the year 2018, International Microsoft MVP Awardee for her contributions in technology 8 times in a row. She won hackathons organized by NASSCOM & HYSEA in 2018 and holds the Guinness Book of World Record for Windows 8 app fest hackathon. HimaBindu is a Core member of Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Author at PC Quest, Simple-Talk. She is Technical Committee Member for NCDRC, National Cyber Defence Research Center – Govt of India. She is mentor at Executive Women’s Forum, DevOps ambassador at DevOps Institute.
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Dr Sandya Advani

Dr. Sandya is founder and principal consultant at POSH Systems.com. She brings with her over 30 years of experience as an Admin and Facilities Management Professional with experience in multiple domains such as Travel, IT, BPO, Aviation, Education etc. She retired as the Director of Administration and Facilities from Accelya Kale Solutions Limited in February 2019.

Dr. Sandya is a qualified Master of Laws (L.L.M), she has an Executive Certification in Sexual Harassment Prevention & Workplace Diversity from The National University of Juridical Sciences and a certificate course in Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace-Law and Beyond- Basic and Advanced level from Maharashtra State Commission for Women. She has participated in multiple panel discussions on Travel, Ergonomics and Facility Management in various forums. Dr. Sandhya is also founding member of Rotary Bravehearts and leads the POSH project in the rotary across Mumbai.
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Jumanah Kadri

Jumanah is an Information Security Strategy & Performance Lead for a leading bank in Abu Dhabi. As an Information Security professional Jumanah’s primary focus is digital transformation. She has been a facilitating change by working closely with top-notch leadership and management teams through a set of transformational projects, bringing in innovative projects for customer convenience and security as key in the Banking domain.

Her key expertise is in the area of developing & executing Information Security Strategy, Performance KPIs & KRIs along with engagement in Innovation & Digital transformation projects. She holds a Master’s in Blockchain & Digital Currency and is pursuing a doctorate in the same field. Jumanah is a passionate speaker, presenter and an acclaimed TV Celebrity chef with a large social media following.
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Priya Mouli

Priya has over 13 years of seasoned experience supporting global organizations with their IT Risk Strategy spanning the areas of Cyber Security, Regulatory Compliance, Privacy and Data Protection. She is currently a Director in KPMG’s Technology Risk Consulting practice, based out of New York, where she helps build and operationalize technology risk programs from ground up also bringing process improvement and automation opportunities.Priya holds an MBA from IIM-B, has a CISSP and has authored thought leadership publications on cyber risk featured globally. Priya’s hobbies include writing poems, globe-trotting, learning new languages, reading about wildlife, to name a few. 
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Sapna Singh

Sapna is a cybersecurity professional with 10+ years of experience in the cybersecurity domain. She comes with a background as SME for critical incidents investigations, forensics, vulnerability assessment, penetrations testing and cloud security assessments for various organizations. Sapna is currently a Cyber Security Professional and advocate to "Women in Cyber Security". She is Deloitte Women in Cyber, Leader and W-CS (ISSA India) core team member.

Sapna has been a speaker at various global conferences like RSA Conference, Dianainitiative, SANS Summit and Lehack. She is technical stream lead for “Women in Cyber Security Middle East” group and co-organizer for Kuwait affiliate of WiCSME group, working to empower and mentor women in the cybersecurity domain. She is driving online and physical knowledge sharing sessions for students and professionals.
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Ivy Kashero

Nominated as one of the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity In Africa 2020, and the winner of Martha Ingram Leadership Award 2020, Ivy is an Account Manager – Cybersecurity for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region at Aptec - an Ingram Micro Company

As a young ambitious professional in the information technology industry and cybersecurity, Ivy is passionate about her field of work and is engaged in empowering women in the corporate space. She has worked with multinationals like Diageo as a part of the IT Network Management teams and SAP Innovation teams to increase efficiency and reduce loss. She has extensive working knowledge about cybersecurity vendors. Ivy currently works as part of the Cybersecurity Solution Advisory team in Ingram Micro for Government, as SME and an Enterprise customer in the META region. The organization is keen to bring a holistic approach to cybersecurity by offering new perspectives to clients and transforming the cybersecurity landscape which resulted in the identification of new business opportunities and value transformation.
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Vanessa Henri

Vanessa, an information security legal expert, was part of the top 20 honorees in the IT World Canada’s 2020 Top Women in Cybersecurity Canada event, and is a Certified Data Protection Officer as well as a Lead Implementor for ISO 27701 (Privacy Information Management System).

Vanessa is a lawyer at Fasken, one of Canada’s largest law firm, where she specializes in emerging technologies, data governance and information security. She also sits on Fasken’s information security governance committee. Vanessa is the secretary of the board of director of OpenNorth, a non-for-profit organization specialized in data modelling in projects such as smart cities. Vanessa is a lecturer and member of the Board of Advisors at St-Thomas University, in Florida, as part of the LL.M. program in Cybersecurity Law and Policy,
Not only is she a published author, Vanessa has appeared as an expert in various media events. She is a sought-after public speaker and has participated in key industry conferences around the world, including in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, and Paris. She speaks English, French and in addition studies the Greek language.
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Hala Elghawi

Hala has more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry with a passion for Cyber and Technology Risk Management and governance.

She is a post graduate in Quality Management and has a graduate degree in Management Information Systems. In addition, Hala holds several professional certificates such as PMP (Project Management Professional), ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, COBIT Foundation, COBIT Implementation and a diploma in Risk Management.

Currently, Hala works as a Cluster Information Security Senior Manager for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region at Standard Chartered Bank. She recently published an article about COVID-19 and Cyber Risk on Global CIO Forum featured in May 2020.
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Dr. Vinesha Selvarajah

Vinesha is a lecturer at Asia Pacific University (APU, Malaysia). She is also a Rocheston Certified Trainer (RCT), Certified Chief Innovation Officer (CCIO), Rocheston Certified Cybersecurity Engineer (RCCE) Level 1 & 2. She has been actively involved in catering to cybersecurity awareness training and workshops for students in both higher education and high schools. She has conducted several sessions and workshops leveraging the importance of cybersecurity with hands-on training for students in cybersecurity and forensics.
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Sujata Raskar

Sujata has more than 18 years of experience in the Cybersecurity domain. She is working as a Principal Consultant for the organization which provides Cybersecurity Advisory and Consulting services to global clients.

She has rich experience working with multiple global clients in varied industry verticals like Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Retail, Utilities, and Government. Her expertise ranges from security solutions, designing Enterprise Security Architecture and state-of-the-art Security Operation Centers (SOC) to performing Risk Assessment before & after cloud migration.

As a Cybersecurity advisor she has helped clients to define organizational security standards, cybersecurity policies and set-up the SOC processes in compliance with industry standards like NIST, PCI-DSS, ISO27001, HIPAA, and country-specific security standards and data privacy requirements.

Her experience is backed by the Cyber Security Specialization from Georgia Institute of Technology and Security certifications like CISSP, CISM, CCSK, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ITIL, TOGAF.
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Layla Al Zou'bi

Layla is a cybersecurity enthusiast with 15 years of professional experience. She has worked in security design, operations, compliance and incident management with international and financial enterprises.

Layla firmly believes that security is an enabler of business and digital transformation, and that a secure continued service is necessary for providing good user experience. She is currently building her expertise in cloud and application security from architecture to secure delivery with hands on experience in DevSecOps. With a master’s in Computer, Network and Information security from DePaul University, Layla, is also a certified Data Protection officer and a certified Forensics Analyst - (GCFA).

Besides being a proud mother of two girls, Layla is an active member of Jordanian security communities and local conferences (i.e BSides Amman 2019).
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Sailaja Vadlamudi

Sailaja is a seasoned Security & Data Privacy professional, speaker & mentor. She has over 18 years of experience, and is currently working as Director - Security & Data Privacy at SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd. She is a cybersecurity evangelist, and frequent guest speaker at various national and international forums on Security & Privacy, and educates audiences to understand the relevance of cybersecurity in the current digital era. These forums range from state govt cyber awareness initiatives, academia, corporates and start-ups to industry forums.

She is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Data privacy Solution Engineer (CDPSE), Certified Threat Modelling Expert, seasoned GDPR and China Cybersecurity law specialist. She was invited to and provided inputs on the upcoming Indian Personal Data Protection Bill - PDPB 2019, NPD governance framework. She mentors women and young girls on Cybersecurity & Data privacy domains and encourages them to pursue careers in security and data privacy domains and invests her time to raise Cyber hygiene awareness among children.

She is associated with following Industry bodies and organizations locally and globally: Women in Cyber Security & Privacy – WiCSP Founder, NASSCOM – Future Skills, SiberX - Advisory Board Member, ISACA, SAYA- Global Ambassador and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
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Linda Agaby

Linda is a lawyer at Fasken, an international business law firm in Emerging Tech, Privacy and Data Protection. She works with tech companies to draft privacy policies and agreements and ensures that their products and services comply with applicable data protection laws such as the GDPR. She also has experience with intellectual property law, having worked on issues concerning patents and trademarks.

She holds dual civil and common law degrees from McGill, and a Master’s in Laws with Distinction (LLM) in technology law from the University of Edinburgh. She has studied data protection law, cybersecurity and online media. She is also well-advised on privacy and cybersecurity issues in the Internet of Things, legal and technical solutions to reduce bias in algorithmic decision-making systems and regulating online media platforms.
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Kathy Macdonald, M.O.M

Kathy Macdonald is a retired police officer with the Calgary Police Service, with almost three decades of investigative and crime prevention experience. She regularly delivers keynote presentations at conferences on the topics of online fraud, identity theft, Internet safety and social engineering. Kathy instructs courses online through the University of Calgary, Faculty of Continuing Education, on subjects including Crime in the Workplace, Cybercrime Prevention and Personnel Security. Kathy's new book, Cybercrime: Awareness, Prevention, and Response, is the first comprehensive Canadian resource talking about how cybercrime affects individuals, businesses, governments, institutions, and organizations.

Kathy is one of the leading investigators for Toddington International, a global leader in the provision of online research, internet investigation, and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training. In this capacity she has investigated cases of revenge porn, hate crime, and conducts social media monitoring.

Kathy holds a Master of Science, in Security and Risk Management, and is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP). In 2009, the Governor General of Canada, invested Kathy with the Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, M.O.M., in recognition to her commitment to cybercrime prevention. Kathy is on the Senate at the University of Calgary, and she was recently awarded one of the Top 20 Women in Cyber Security in Canada for 2020.
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Muzeyyen Gokcen Arslan Tapkan

Muzeyyen is a cyber risk analyst, data protection consultant, and European Commission Expert Evaluator. She brings with her over 16 years of experience in Information Security in various domains such as cryptography, systems security engineering, compliance, and cybersecurity.

Muzeyyen began her career as a Crypto Specialist at the National Research Institute, Turkey. She has participated in R&D projects including E-ID, Smart Card OS, Satellite, and EU projects. Since 2012, she has been actively working as an Expert Evaluator on Cryptology, Data Privacy, Computer Networks, and Information Security in the European Union H2020 program. After years of independent consultancy on KVKK (Turkish Data Protection Law), GDPR and ISO27001, she joined NormShield Cyber Security in 2019 as Cyber Risk and Compliance Analyst. Currently, her research interests include NLP and Deep Learning techniques for security compliance.

Muzeyyen, has a master's degree from Bosphorus University Computer Engineering.
She is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and also holds an ISO27001LA Lead Auditor certificate in Information Security.
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Pooja Agrawalla

Pooja has led & strategized large enterprise solutions in Cybersecurity - Identity & Access Management (IAM). With close to 19 years of experience in Identity & Cybersecurity, she now leads IAM products and solutions at NXP. Pooja is a noted speaker in multiple technology and Cybersecurity forums. She is currently associated with CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) - Bangalore Chapter.

Pooja is an evangelist for women in cybersecurity. She works with diverse communities within her companies and with groups like EWF India (Executive Women Forum – Infosec & Risk). Pooja has been recently awarded as one of Top 20 Indian Women Influencers in Security for 2020 by SecurityToday, InfosecGirls and WISECRA.

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Noureen Njoroge

Noureen Njoroge is a passionate Cyber Security Professional with vast experience in multi-faceted, complex, fast-paced environments in public and private sector. Noureen excels is Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence with proven leadership experience on issues concerning security and data privacy to technical groups and business stake holders. She works at Cisco Systems as a Cybersecurity Consulting Engineer while leading the Threat Intel team. Noureen is a host of the Cisco Security Stories Podcast where she shares her views and knowledge with the audience with regards to Cybersecurity.

She is a Critical thinker, astute problem solver, and an effective translator between technical and nontechnical entities in Cyber security. Noureen is a global keynote speaker, the award winner of Cisco 2019 Cybersecurity Champion and is listed among the Top 30 Most Admired Minority Professionals in Cybersecurity by SeQure World Magazine, UK.

Noureen is a people’s leader and very passionate in mentoring others. She is the owner of the Mentor & Mentee women in Cybersecurity group on LinkedIn, Founder of the Global mentoring program at Cisco and the president of North Carolina Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Affiliate chapter. Noureen Njoroge has continued to be the advocate for many women and others in the IT industry. Noureen sets an example for others to follow in her hard work to keep ahead of the pack in a rapidly changing industry, her commitment to generously share insights on an ongoing basis, and her desire to help clients protect their business and their data in a complex and uncertain world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from University of Massachusetts (UMASS) and a graduate of the Cybersecurity program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Noëlle Cowling

Noëlle is a Strategy Consultant at the Cyber Security Institute and Cyber Lead at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership (SIGLA), Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Her work cuts across both the public and private sectors and has a strong focus on governance, risk and compliance issues in information security. She has extensive experience in cyber strategy and cyber warfare. She also has over 20 years of experience in Higher Education for the Faculty of Military Science at Stellenbosch University.

She is a member of the review board of the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism as well as the Australia-Pacific Grey Zone Working Group. She is also a member of the Group of Global Experts to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva which advises on the protection of civilians during cyber-attacks. Noëlle is passionate about tech innovation in Africa and building cyber capacity on the Continent. In 2020 she was voted one of the Top 50 Women in Cyber in Africa.
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Sujatha Yakasiri

Sujatha Yakasiri is working as Sr Computer Scientist - Product Security at EdgeVerve (An Infosys Company). She is a well experienced cyber security professional with over 14 years of IT experience and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker(CEH), speaker and mentor.

She is passionate about increasing the women representation in the field of cyber security and strives to contribute to the cyber-security community across the globe. She is a Head Advocate for women in cyber security at National Cyber Defense Research Center, Mentor & Gurukul trainer for Women Wizards Rule Technology (W2rt by NASSCOM), Director for Development of Cloud Security Alliance Bangalore Chapter, Founding member of BSides Bangalore (International Information Security Conference) and Co-chair of W-CS (Women in Cybersecurity - SIG of ISSA).

She has received many accolades for her contributions to the cyber security community. She was awarded with Women in Tech Mentor of the year as part of Women Leadership Influencers Awards (2020) by Kamikaze Media.
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Ruby Kaur

Ruby Kaur is the Country Manager of Trainocate Malaysia, an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) for global tech leaders such as Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Cisco, IBM, Google Cloud, Microsoft, NetApp, Nutanix, Red Hat and VMware. Armed with two decades of experience in customer service and business development with renown IT players like Mesiniaga, IBM, Oracle and Global Knowledge, Ruby has established Trainocate as a formidable training provider in Malaysia, serving an array of corporates - AIG, AirAsia, CIMB, Dell, DHL, Maybank, Telekom Malaysia, etc.

Ruby is passionate about digital upskilling in the IR4.0 era and an advocate of Women-in-Tech, actively elevating IT talents to leadership roles through fitting certifications.
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Confidence Staveley

Confidence Staveley is a cybersecurity awareness evangelist, podcaster, ethical hacker, information technology expert, author and entrepreneur with over a decade’s worth of experience in technology.

Confidence is a Top 50 women in Cybersecurity Africa 2020 finalist, BBC Biz 100 expert, and an external faculty of The FINTECH Institute (Lagos| London| Toronto) - an acknowledgment of her professionalism, influence, and expertise within the African tech ecosystem.

She contributes to social responsibility through CyberSafe Foundation; its flagship initiative #NoGoFallMaga is combating digital fraud perpetrated through social engineering, by delivering simple, relatable cybersecurity education across Nigeria and beyond. Her organization has saved over $100,000 in loses for Nigerians. She has also authored Africa’s first storified cybersecurity awareness book, NoGoFallMaga-The Handbook.

Confidence is an alumnus of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and has spoken on many global and pan African events.
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Panel Members

WiSCP panel members

Sailaja Vadlamudi - WiCSP Founder

Sailaja Vadlamudi is a seasoned Security & Data Privacy professional, Speaker & Mentor with over18 years of experience. She is currently working as Director - Security & Data Privacy at SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd. She is Certified Information Security Manager CISM, Certified Data privacy Solution Engineer, CDPSE, Certified Threat Modelling Expert, Seasoned GDPR and China Cybersecurity law Specialist. She was invited and provided inputs on the upcoming Indian Personal Data Protection Bill - PDPB 2019, NPD governance framework.

She is associated with following Industry bodies and organizations locally and globally
Women in Cyber Security & Privacy -Founder
NASSCOM – Future Skills
SiberX- Advisory Board Member
SAYA- Global Ambassador
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
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Radha Sandur Kustigi

Radha Sandur Kustigi is Senior Security Expert in custom development organization in SAP taking care of compliance and security topics across APJ and GC. She has 13 years of professional experience and well-versed in Vulnerability assessment, Data Protection and Privacy, Risk Assessments, Penetration testing, Security code scans, ISMS audits and NIST framework.
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Apurva Kishore

Apurva Kishore is Quality Program Accountable & Project Manager in SAP S4HANA Projects taking care of Quality compliance and security topics like Secure SDL & GDPR across the unit. She has 14 years of professional experience and is well versed in initiating and driving Security validations along with all Quality & project strategies.
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Moutan Sarkar

Ms. Moutan Sarkar is a young woman in the field of Cyber Crime Investigation with over 8 years of experience working in Digital Crime Investigation Training and Cyber Forensics. She has worked with SVP National Police Academy (A Premier Training Academy for IPS officers), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India and intern with CID (Crime Investigation Department), Telangana Police, Hyderabad and CFSL (Central Forensics Science Laboratory), Hyderabad. Now she is serving TCS in Fraud Management and Digital Forensic. She has worked on e-Discovery with a Global Bank, in cases like Panama Papers and Libor case. Ms Moutan is certified Advanced Cyber Forensic Expert (from CDAC) and Access Data Mobile Examiner (Access Data).
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Garima Purohit

Garima is working as a Senior in Risk Advisory practice at Ernst & Young LLP. She is aligned to the Technology, Media and Telecom vertical and she is a IRCA Certified ISO 27001:2013 Lead Implementer. Garima has been involved in process review of S4 HANA implementation and Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) for a global organization. She has been involved in conducting IT general controls audit for Oracle applications
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Lakshmi Cheturvedula

She has experience in Enterprise Governance, Compliance and Risk(eGRC), Networking and cyber fraud. She is an SA Certified.
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