workforce is women.*
*According to (ISC)2’s recent study on women in the information security workforce
- The OWASP Foundation’s Women in AppSec (WIA) Program (launched in 2011) provides merit-based funding for women to attend participating OWASP AppSec conferences.
- WIA works to break the barriers holding women from entering the industry through sponsorship, educational resources and inspiring networking programs and events.
- WIA encourages female students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, instructors, military personnel transitioning out of service, and professional working women to expand their skills and pursue a career in application and/or information security.
- NETWORKING EVENT
October 12th @ 5:00pm
Network with like-minded industry professionals
- MENTORING LUNCHEON
October 13th @ 12:00pm
Engage with mentors in the field over lunch
Meet our mentors below!
- PLANNING MEETING
October 14th @ 9:30am
Plan for future conferences and driving the WIA initiative
Johanna Curiel(41) is an Independent Security Engineer/ Developer and Researcher, a passionate OWASP volunteer and freelance writer for TechBeacon, a Hewlett Packard Enterprises Software initiative that focuses on information that really matters for competing effectively in business without compromising on editorial integrity.
Johanna finalized her Bsc. in Civil Engineering at the University of Curacao(Dutch Caribbean) in 2000 but decided early on to follow her passion and start a new carrier in Information technology as Software Developer. Between 2005-2007, she worked for SafeBoot as a software developer, a hard disk encryption company established in USA and Europe, which was later acquired by McAfee. Nowadays is part of Intel. This experience marked her carrier path in cyber security by motivating her to pursue a Msc. in Security Engineering at Liverpool University which she finalised in 2009, the same university that Edward Snowden studied to get a degree from.
Johanna has presented open source projects at cyber security conferences such as BlackHat(2014) and DEFCON(2016) in Las Vegas (US), is an active participant during OWASP Project summits in Europe and USA. She collaborates with ethical hackers in Iran, has been student mentor though the Google Summer of Code program and works with security experts on innovative projects to improve security.
Cindy Cullen is a Chief Cyber-Security Strategist within the Enterprise Security Product business unit at HPE. In this role, Ms. Cullen is responsible for driving strategic initiatives for the ESP Security Strategy group and providing thought leadership and insight regarding the ever changing global threat landscape.
Ms. Cullen has over 20 years of experience leading cybersecurity and information risk programs. Cindy is President of the NJ Chapter of (ISC)2, is an ICIT Fellow advising congress and staff on cybersecurity issues, was CISO at Telcordia/Bellcore, VP of IS at Citi, CTO at SAFE BioPharma and designed an S- SDLC process for Bristol Myers Squibb. She served on the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Board for 9 years include as VP and President. Cindy is an in demand speaker with experience at national & international venues (i.e. NIST, OWASP, RSA, …)
She received the Digi Award for industry leadership for the pioneering use of interoperable digital identities by National Cancer Institute, Bristol Myers Squibb and Sanofi, reducing the cost and time required to get critical medicines to market more quickly. Cindy’s leadership and innovation were recognized by the White House initiative on National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyber Space (NSTIC) winning the Computer World’s Computer Laureate Award 2012.