Women of Defendify Join Day of Shecurity Conference to Advocate for Inclusion of Women & Diversification of Cybersecurity

February 1st, 2019

Defendify is proud to announce several female team members will join the Day of Shecurity on Friday, February 22nd. Held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, MA, the Day of Shecurity is a one-day, women-only conference advocating for the inclusion of women and diversification of cybersecurity.

Under-representation of women in technology fields is an ongoing issue, and cybersecurity is no exception: globally, women make up only eleven percent of the cybersecurity workforce, experience a wage gap at all levels of employment, and report discrimination in the workplace at much higher levels than men.

The Day of Shecurity aims to address this problem – and change the industry’s hiring and retention practices – by bringing together mentors, training, and resources for women in one place. With both technical and general training tracks, Day of Shecurity has information and resources for women of all skill sets and levels of professional development who are interested in cybersecurity. The goal is for every conference attendee to leave with an understanding of what skills and disciplines are involved in the cybersecurity industry and how they can take next steps in their cybersecurity careers. The Day of Shecurity is currently held in Boston and San Francisco, but eventually aims to expand to other cities nationwide to further spread their mission.

Defendify works hard to support diversity and representation of women both internally and in the cybersecurity industry overall. Female members of the Defendify team welcome participation in this opportunity to network with other women leaders in the space, better grasp cybersecurity future career paths, and learn how to advocate for themselves and for other women in cybersecurity.

Learn more about the Day of Shecurity on their website.

About Defendify

Defendify was founded on the philosophy of providing Small Business a simplified, ongoing cybersecurity solution that’s easy to use, affordable at every level, and more than technology and confusing IT speak. A comprehensive and streamlined online system, Defendify is the only all-in-one cybersecurity program specifically designed for Small Business and delivered through a SaaS model. We make cybersecurity easy to understand and use, with straight talk and not tech jargon and provide support by our in-house team of cybersecurity program advisors. We invite you to visit our website at www.defendify.io or call us today at 888-508-9221.

About Day of Shecurity:

The Day of Shecurity is a free-to-attend one-day hands-on conference which originally launched in 2017 in San Francisco for women in technology interested in cybersecurity. Day of Shecurity is planning regional events which started with San Francisco 2018, is continuing with Boston 2019, and more cities will be selected soon! The event is a joint headlining effort by the Lookout Diversity Steering Committee, Brainbabe and OWASP. Additionally, local area non-profit and special interest groups are invited to participate.

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