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Australian Women in Security Network

AWSN and Swinburne University joint project

Author – Antonio Moretta – Swinburne University Graduate First of all, welcome to the new AWSN website! It was a pleasure to be personally part of the project team that helped shape it into what it is today. The AWSN website project was a collaborative effort between Swinburne University Hawthorn, external industry supervisors and AWSN…
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Support through Sharing – interview with the founder of AWSN

Author – Amanda-Jane Turner An interview with the Founder of the AWSN – Jacqui Loustau Jacqui grew up in Australia and  loves a good coffee! She is married with children and successfully juggles her family with her employment and her volunteer work with the AWSN all of which keep her very busy. Despite all her…
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What Diversity Means to me

Author – Olga Kiconco This post has been authored by Olga Kiconco. Olga Is active in the Brisbane branch of the Australian Information Security Association and is working with the Branch Exec of AISA Brisbane, Mandy Turner, on the AISA Brisbane branch Diversity Initiative. Olga has a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and EC Council…
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A Father’s Love

Author – Michelle Weatherhead I wrote this in memory of my loving father who I suddenly lost 16 years ago.  His death has changed me forever, but his love, encouragement and belief in my career success continues on.  “connect, support, collaborate and inspire”This is what it’s all about.  RIP Dad A few weeks ago one of…
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Support through Sharing – interview with Tina

Author – Amanda-Jane Turner This article in our series ‘Support Through Sharing’ interviews a lady from Perth Western Australia who has worked in the ICT industry for over twenty years, has a BSc(computing) degree and is currently studying a diploma in counselling while working. Inspirational!  An interview with Perth, WA, ICT Professional – Tina Harley Davidson…
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A Singapore Sling

Author – Samantha Humphrey A change is actually as good as a holiday. At 45 years of age and a mother of 3 gorgeous girls, leaving the country I grew up in, the city I love, my beloved rugby league team and those aforementioned kids to take on a new career challenge wasn’t something I…
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Profile of Veterans – Mary-Jane – WithYouWithMe

Author – Amanda-Jane Turner Thanks to Amy O’Connor from WithYouWithMe for enabling this article series on veterans and to Mary-Jane for agreeing to be featured in this Profile of Veterans article. In her youthful fourth decade, Mary-Jane is an army reserve veteran, Mother, cyber security student and Cyber Security Coordinator at theWithYouWithMe Academy. Currently working part…
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Profile of Veteran – Steph – WithYouWithMe

Author – Amanda-Jane Turner Thanks to Amy O’Connor from WithYouWithMe for enabling this article series on veterans and to Steph for agreeing to be featured in this Profile of Veterans article. In her twenties, Steph commenced software development as a hobby, while her navy husband was on extended deployment. A woman with an amazing variety…
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Flamingo in a flock of pigeons – proud to be a GeekGirl

Author – Amanda-Jane Turner Hello AWSN members and associates. I just realised that University starts again for me next week. I am doing a couple of full time research units this semester. Pity I cannot recall my log in credentials- Note to self, get password reset for Monday! I work fulltime, am involved in volunteer…
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The need for cyber security role models globally

Author – Claire Fulford “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton Earlier this year, members of the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) along with industry peers, participated in a Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) event focused on women in cyber.  PM&C invited participants to respond to several…
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