Category: Blog

Australian Women in Security Network

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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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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There’s more than one definition for diversity

Author – Claire Fulford People talk about wanting diversity but not everyone defines it the same way.  When I resigned from my role in Hong Kong last year, I contacted recruiters in Australia.  Many told me that my 3+ years of Asian experience meant nothing in Australia and that if I wasn’t technical I was…
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The best way to land your next role in Security

Author – Claire Fulford An old friend recently remarked that I always know what I am going to do next, what my next job will be and how I am going to get it.  Apart from my recent decision to start my own business (call me if you need a coach!), I felt like I…
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Infosec for Beginners: Cracking the Linguistic Fortress

Author – Kristine Sihto Kristine Sihto has been writing intermittently over the past three decades. Most recently, she has found joy in technical writing for Alcorn Security Group. Kristine has plans to self-publish a book of poetry in 2018 Information security can be a hard nut to crack. Infosec professionals come from a wide range of disciplines, with a…
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SUPPORT – You had an horrific day at work – how not to let that creep into your home time

Author – Amanda-Jane Turner AWSN is all about connecting, supporting, collaborating and inspiring women who work in any type of security industry. So today I thought we would focus on SUPPORT and look out what happens when we have a bad day in our chosen industry. When work has left you feeling stressed and exhausted,…
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Welcome to the official blog – AWSN

The Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN), was founded by Jacqui Loustau. AWSN exists to Connect, Support, Collaborate with and Inspire women in security across Australia and Abroad. AWSN facilitates networking opportunities, informal social events, mentoring and other activities aimed at supporting women who work in the information security sector. This blog will feature insights, information, and editorials…
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