By: SheLeadsTech | September 12, 2019

Karen Sandhu, CISA, CRISC, is a professional with 15 years of risk management experience in information security, data privacy, emerging technology risk, cloud security, security incident response, governance and internal controls. She is passionate about raising awareness and closing the gender gap of women in IT and cybersecurity roles. Accordingly, Sandhu acts as the director of diversity and inclusion for the ISACA® Vancouver (Canada) Chapter and leads the SheLeadsTech Vancouver program. Here she shares some of her experiences advocating for woman in tech.


Q: What is one of the biggest obstacles you have faced while raising awareness about the lack of women in IT and cybersecurity roles?
A: Finding enough leaders and influencers to a...

By: SheLeadsTech | July 11, 2019

Teen Cybersecurity Activist Kyla Guru Shares Her Mission and Insights


Security and safety are primary needs for all people. The requirements for both have changed in the digital age and need everyone’s attention now more than ever. Beginning to secure a digital future starts with becoming aware that security is a part of life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is critical at a high level because every single person who utilizes technology is a component in building community resilience in the face of cyberrisk. Some easy ways for individuals to improve everyday security include creating longer, stronger passwords for accounts, implementing 2-factor authentication, knowing how to identify malicious emails, and extending one’s sense of secu...

By: SheLeadsTech | June 13, 2019

In February, 2019, the City Tech Collaborative (City Tech), AnitaB.org, and SheLeadsTech announced a new training pilot to help close the gap for women entering the cybersecurity field. The grant for the pilot program provided funding and partnership opportunities for the organizations to provide 19 women in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with cybersecurity training. These participants underwent 8 weeks of in-classroom training utilizing ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform.

ISACA Chicago Chapter President Pam Nigro, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CRMA, taught the first 3 weeks of class covering Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX™) fundamentals. John Tannahill, CISM, taught the remaining 5 weeks of the CSX Training Platform Foundation courses. The women c...

By: SheLeadsTech | April 12, 2019

Mais Barouqa, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, COBIT 5 Foundation GRCP, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 LA, ITIL, has more than 6 years of specialized experience in the realm of technology risk services inclusive of IT audits, IT risk assessments, post-implementation reviews, governance framework reviews, and compliance and controls assessments according to best practices. She has led multiple projects spanning a number of diversified industries across the Middle East region. Barouqa has been involved in providing IT control assurance and consulting services in numerous business environments. She has been involved in reviewing IT risk assessments through assessing vulnerabilities, threats and controls surrounding the IT environment; governance frameworks pertaining ...

By: SheLeadsTech | February 13, 2019

By Sanja Kekic, CRISC, EMBA, OIR, OIRJS, President of the ISACA Belgrade Chapter


International Women's Day is celebrated every year to honor women, their accomplishments in all possible areas of life, and their right to equality and respect.


This day is marked by various artistic performances, concerts, marches, speeches and conferences all over the world, and each of these events is equally unique and inspirational.


Girls, grandmothers, moms, sisters, aunts—every woman feels empowered on International Women’s day, but, in reality, both women and men should feel this way every day.


Where It All Began
It is actually hard to say when International Women’s Day was first celebrated, but, allegedly, its foundation is rooted in 1908, when more than 1...

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