Connecting, Supporting, Collaborating and Inspiring
Women in Security across Australia and Abroad
Whether you are a security professional with years of experience or a student interested in pursuing a career in security, there is something for you in this group.
Connecting women in security across Australia & abroad.
Supporting women already within the security industry to stay and grow.
Collaborating on common projects across Australia and abroad
Inspiring the next generation and those interested, to pursue a career in security
What We Do
We are an open network of people of different backgrounds, experience, qualifications, age and gender. Our common interest is security.
Meet locally, nationally or abroad
Meet and connect with your local security community.
Increase your connections both nationally and abroad. AWSN is part of WISECRA an international alliance of other women in security groups across 22 other countries
We encourage students/grads and those just entering the industry to join us and find out more about careers in security.
Mentoring and Grad support
Mentoring - Find a mentor or be mentored to help with your career or personal development.
Grad Support - We help support our female grads to continue in security
Join a Focus group
We aim to influence and change the security community. We are from many different industries and domains of security.
Help us by joining one of our focus groups.
- Go Girl for IT - getting high school girls interested in pursuing a job in Security
Providing Role Models
Everyone needs someone to look up to. We aim to inspire this generation and the next to pursue and stay in a career in security.
We do this through talks at high schools and universities, publishing articles/books and our security job profile project.
If you are a school or an organisation looking for speakers, or you want to be a speaker then please contact us.
Thoughts and projects
Visit our official blog:
Meet, learn and get ready to be inspired from others in security.
AWSN and SANS Women in Technology Lunch @ BAE Systems office
My-Ngoc Nguyen, the founder of Secured IT Solutions in the States and SANS instructor will be joining us and presenting.
SANS are kindly sponsoring lunch
Please RSVP by November 1st by contacting: [email protected]
October 26: PICT Association Meeting
November 2nd: First Wednesday of the Month Club @ Firehouse Hotel, North Sydney
November 10th: AISA Branch Meeting - Managing Enterprise Risk in the Mobile World
November 14th: iappANZ Annual Summit, Darling Harbour
November 16th: AISA Branch Meeting - Discussing the Cyber skills Shortage
We believe in providing a safe environment for women to present their ideas and wisdom.
Each networking lunch we will give 1 student the opportunity to present, 1 senior manager to inspire others, and 1 person to challenge our thinking.
Mid Oct (Date to be confirmed): AWSN networking lunch
Format of the lunch:
12:00 Registration and networking
12.15: Panel presentation
12:40: Lunch and networking
Register your interest: [email protected]
08 November, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ISACA Chapter Meeting - Security Aspects of the Blockchain Ecosystem
16th November: What to do legally, before and after your data is stolen
22nd November: Last Tuesday of the Month Drinks (LTOTM)