Speaker

Sunaina Aytan

Sunaina Aytan

Senior Cyber Security Specialist

London, United Kingdom

Sunaina Aytan is a Cyber Security Specialist, a STEM Ambassador, mentor and an advocate for inclusion and diversity in Tech.

Winner of TechWomen100 2019, Sunaina has been given recognition for her contribution to the Women in Tech community.

Using her professional cyber security experience, she actively mentors young females who want to pursue careers in tech, delivers technical talks on a range of security topics, aids cooperate businesses and organisation in encouraging more inclusive recruitment and highlights the importance of practicing a more a sustainable and eco-friendly Tech future.

Sunainas' expertise range from delivering technical talk such as 'Going Green in the Cyber Industry' and ' Why AI is the core for a growing Cyber industry' to bringing awareness to issues surrounding the importance of diversity for women in tech and 'Why women can help solve the cyber Security skills crisis'.

Since joining the industry, Sunaina continues to grow and go above and beyond to pave it forward for the future generation of girls in the STEM industry.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security basics
  • Women in Tech
  • Women in Technology
  • Women in Cyber
  • Women Empowerment
  • Women Techmakers
  • Women in Leadership
  • Diversity in Technology
  • Green Technology
  • International Women's Day

Going 'Green' in the Cyber Industry

In 2020, we saw a lot of businesses small to large, schools/universities, social/health care services just to name a few, having to shift their products and services online. We learnt to appreciate the internet as we realised how crucial it is in our daily lives.

However with this, and the vastly growing cyber security industry, comes with a social responsibility of looking out for a sustainable solution and practicing eco-friendly ways we use technology that is beneficial for our planet and reducing our carbon footprint.

During this talk, I will discuss methodologies and solutions that can be implemented as an individual or as a business, to help ensure we are maximizing our use of 'Green' solutions in our daily life

Why women can help solve the Cyber Security skills crisis

When a global demand for unfilled cybersecurity talent is expected to reach 3.5 million by 2021 and as cyber criminals continue to dominate today’s headlines, it’s time for women to come to the rescue. This session will provide guidance and equip attendees with the confidence and skills needed to pursue a career in cybersecurity in an interactive format and to help encourage more females into the cyberspace.

This session aims to provide valuable insight into the life of a cyber security whilst knocking down the misconceptions of what a ‘hacker’ should look like. Conversations on why women play a crucial role for the advancement of the cyber industry will be triggered in an interactive format.

To begin with, the presenter will share her personal story on how she began her career in Cyber Security, whilst highlighting the real challenges she faced of being the only girl in her company and how she combated the ‘imposter syndrome’ in her workplace. This opens up the space for attendees to be interactive and share their thoughts or questions.

The speaker will then go on to explore tips on how to take advantage of an industry that needs you, covering topics such as grassroots into Cyber and the key professional qualifications you should work towards. In addition to this, the conversations will roll on to discuss the different career paths within Cyber where attendees can participate in an interactive survey to help deduce a potential Cyber career fit for them based on their personality traits. The aim here is to entice the attendees into wanting to discover more about these job roles and to give them a confidence boost in believing they have the skills to succeed.

Furthermore, attendees will be presented with a security baseline on how to protect yourself online. The incentive is to educate attendees on basic security practices such as using secure passwords. This allows attendees to be introduced to the technicality of a security role and to walk away from the session knowing that they have possessed valuable technical skills, encouraging them to discover more.

The session concludes by highlighting the level of growth and opportunities available within the industry and how collectively we can combat the Cybersecurity skills shortage crisis whilst promoting more women in the industry.

WomenTechmakers UK & Ireland IWD Sessionize Event

March 2021

TECH(K)NOW Day on INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Sessionize Event

March 2021

Sunaina Aytan

Senior Cyber Security Specialist

London, United Kingdom

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