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Message from the Board August 2020

Hi AWSN members, The Board and I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on some of the important activities going on, often behind the scenes, for our members and sponsors. Unfortunately, any update at the moment can’t help but start with COVID-19 and how we are adapting to this ever-changing situation.…
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Message from the Board

Hi AWSN members,  It is not an understatement to say we are in uncharted territory in our daily lives now. We work differently, we learn differently, we even exercise and shop differently. But it is heartwarming to see how incredibly we have adapted to these challenges by understanding what is important and working together to…
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AWSN Highlights for 2019

30 local AWSN events across Australia 80 speakers 1st cohort for Project Friedman – Public speaking coaching for 9 women who spoke at cybercon 1st Australian Women in Security Awards (CSO Abigail Swabey+AWSN) Special thanks to our major contributors, supporters and donors ASD / ACSC EY Hackers Helping Hackers CISO Lens CSO Online – Abigail…
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Learn to Ethically Hack with W0m3nWh0HackM3lb0urn3

W0m3nWh0HackM3lb0urn3 is a safe space for women who are keen to learn to ethically hack. We are a community of women identified hackers who support each other to increase our skills and hack all the (legal) things. Why? There’s a worldwide shortage of skilled cyber security professionals and there’s a massive lack of women in…
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Putting your best self forward

How many times have you seen someone amazingly inspirational on stage and have thought how incredible it would be learn more from them but hesitated to ask? How many of you have questioned whether or not you are getting paid what you should be, but are not sure how to approach a discussion with your…
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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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