Women in Cybersecurity: Hacking the Glass Ceiling

Women in Cybersecurity: Hacking the Glass Ceiling

Conference | Social Event | Free | English

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018


Tel Aviv University - Beit Hatfusot(Bnei Tzion Hall)


Every year, the number of women in tech in the US and beyond is decreasing. While countries like India are close to achieving gender parity in STEM careers, in the West, women are leaving the field faster than they are joining it. What are the reasons for this phenomenon and what can be done to reverse it?
This event will celebrate the monumental achievements women in cyber have made and will confront the challenges that still face women today. Join us to engage, inspire, and motivate more women to pursue cybersecurity careers and to enjoy an amazing opportunity for networking with some of the leading women in cyber.





Gathering & Registration


Welcoming Remarks

Gili Drob-Heistein, Managing Director, Blavatnik ICRC - Managing Director, Yuval Ne'eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security


Keynote Lecture

Marian Merritt, Lead for Industry Engagement - National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)


Keynote Lecture

Deneen DeFiore, Chief Information Security Officer - GE Aviation


Panel Discussion: “Wonder Women, Super Talents: Diversity of Skill Sets and Talents in the Cybersecurity Workforce”

Moderator :Keren Elazari, Analyst, Author & Researcher - Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University

Camila Edry, Director, Cyber Projects, Cyber Division - Elta-IAI

Dr. Chris C. Demchak, Professor - U.S. Naval War College

Karen Eldor, VP Product Management - CyberArk

Liron David, Ph.D Candidate, Electrical Engineering - Tel Aviv University

Orit Tatarsky, Director, National Training and Awareness Center - Israel National Cyber Directorate


The Consequences of Under representation in Cybersecurity

Prof. Allison Bishop, Professor - Columbia University


Panel Discussion

Moderator :Michal Geva, Founder and Managing Partner - Triventures

Lauren Smith, Policy Counsel - The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)

Natali Tshuva, Founder and CEO - Stealth

Reut Menashe, Former White-Hat CTO -

Shira Shamban, Data Initiative Lead - Dome9 Security


Networking: Women and Wine

Women in Cybersecurity: Hacking the Glass Ceiling