Cyber In Africa: Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity - Africa

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top 50 women in cybersecurity africa

This list recognizes women in cybersecurity in Africa in 2019/20, who have made significant contributions to advance the industry, are shaping the path for future generations of professionals among other vital contributions. The list is done in collaboration with Women in Security & Resilience Alliance (WISECRA), a sub-network of the Security Partners' Forum. WISECRA is a non-hierarchical, non-outward facing “plug-and-play� Agile Network that brings together various women in security & resilience entities from across the globe to network and share best practices. WISECRA cuts across all sectors of security & resilience. Technical Advisor for this list is Bonnie Butlin - the International Coordinator for WISECRA.

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JUDGES Abeer Khedr Alice Namuli  Sherrifat Akinwonmi Christi Maherry Esther Lugoe Jane Frankland Bonnie Butlin

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Dec 20th - Feb

Feb 21st - March 21st

March 27th 2020

20th 2019

2020

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RECEPTION EVENT

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Abeer Khedr is the Information Security Director at the National Bank of Egypt with 20+ years of experience in technology and information security. She was recognized as “CISO of the year� in

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2019 for the Middle East region, by ECCouncil. She was a judge for IFSEC 2019 that selects global cyber security influencers.

ABEER KHEDR

Esther Lugoe Mengi is the Co-Founder and Cybersecurity Specialist of Serensic Africa a company that specializes in cyber security and digital forensics in Tanzania. She won CIO East Africa Top 100 companies. in 2018).

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Jane Frankland is an award-winning cybersecurity entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and market influencer. Having spent nineteen years in cybersecurity, she has built and sold her own penetration testing firm, and been actively involved in leading industry accreditations, schemes and forums. She is the CEO of Cyber Security Capital and the Founder of the IN Security Movement and the Secret Code.

JANE FRANKLAND


Christi is a Co-founder and CEO of LAWtrust , and Executive Director at Etion. She is an award-winning technology leader and entrepreneur both locally and internationally.

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CHRISTI MAHERRY

Alice is a partner, head of technology and innovation at Katende, Ssempebwa & Co Advocates. She has over 15 years’ experience. and specializes in technology and the law with a keen interest in AI and blockchain, crypto-currencies, cybersecurity and data protection.

ALICE NAMULI

Sherifat is the Technology Head (Head of IT) for GSK Nigeria, South Africa and Mauritius. She is primarily responsible for Technology deliverables for these markets.

SHERIFFAT AKINWONMI


Bonnie is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Security Partners’ Forum (SPF), the first-of-its-kind agile international network of security professionals, bridging all domains and disciplines of security. Bonnie also currently serves as part of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network in Cybersecurity

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