The 2nd Women in CYBER 2024

Organised by The National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA)

Co-Organised by Alpine Integrated Solution Sdn. Bhd.

#WIC2024

25th April 2024

The Everly Hotel Putrajaya, Putrajaya

The 2nd edition of Women in CYBER 2024 (WIC 2024) took place on 25th April 2024 at The Everly Hotel in Putrajaya. Organised by the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) Malaysia and Co-Organized by Alpine Integrated Solution Sdn. Bhd. (AIS), this exclusive, invitation-only event aims to cater to individuals at various career stages within the cybersecurity realm across Malaysia. From students to industry players, attendees will engage in immersive discussions addressing challenges and exchanging best practices within the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity.

The conference's primary objectives are to empower and inspire women in cybersecurity to excel in their careers, foster a supportive and inclusive community, and bridge the gender gap in the industry. WIC 2024 showcased a transformative experience, contributing significantly to the crucial goal of bridging the gender gap in cybersecurity and encouraging more women to enter this dynamic and vital industry.

Beyond the conference, WIC offers a comprehensive exploration of cybersecurity, featuring exhibitions and training workshops.

Government officials, corporate organizations, military, law enforcement, academicians, intellectuals, experts and professionals who specialize in Cyber Security.

Having successfully organised the inaugural Women in Cyber luncheon in 2023, as well as key security industry events such as the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023 and the CYDES series, AIS, the strategic partner for NACSA, was able to ensure that WiC 2024 delivered on all counts.

The WiC 2024 conference welcomed approximately 400 cybersecurity stakeholders, comprising both men and women, alongside esteemed VIP guests including the Deputy Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development, the Director General of National Security, NSC, Ir. Dr. Megat Zuhairy Megat Tajuddin, Chief Executive of NACSA, and Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman, Group Chairman of AIS.

Addressing the imperative challenge of effectively mentoring women in the cybersecurity workforce, distinguished local and international speakers convened for the first Panel Session titled “Breaking Barriers, Shaping the Future: Mentoring and Empowering Women in the Current Workforce,” sponsored by Amazon Web Services.

Following a networking lunch, Miss Lata Bavisi, President of EC-Council University, delivered a keynote address titled “Fostering Women Inclusivity: A Path to Innovation,” highlighting the significance of gender diversity in driving new perspectives and innovative solutions within the cybersecurity industry.

The second Panel Session, sponsored by Microsoft Malaysia, delved into the effects and impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the cybersecurity landscape, titled “Cybersecurity and AI: Opportunities and Threats.” Panellists engaged in discussions on the dual nature of AI as both a potential threat and a tool for advancing cybersecurity efforts.

Another notable aspect of WiC 2024 was the workshops on combating cybersecurity threats led by Dr. Meisam Eslahi, Director of Cybersecurity at EC-Council Global Services, a leading provider of cybersecurity certification, education, training, and services.

Throughout the event, organisations such as NACSA, Women in Tech, MyDigital ID Sdn Bhd, EC-Council, CrowdStrike, Asia Pacific University (APU), University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Microsoft, Association of Information Security Professionals (AiSP), and Detekcam showcased their offerings at the exhibition, contributing to a comprehensive exploration of cybersecurity advancements and solutions.

Chief Executive of NACSA, Ir. Dr. Megat Zuhairy Megat Tajuddin, highlighted the significance of WiC 2024, stating, “Women in Cyber 2024 is reinforcing the foundations that will empower women to play a more important role in upholding the Malaysian cybersecurity sector. It also marks the kick-off of The CYDES Series of Events 2024, leading up to CYDES 2025 – the premier integrated cyber defence, cybersecurity, and emerging technology event. I am confident that the success of WiC 2024 will pave the path for the success of CYDES 2025.

Speakers, Panel Members & Moderators
Governments
Academia and Universities
ICT/Cybersecurity personnel from CNII organisations
Industry players

EVENT & PROGRAMMES

Welcoming Remarks

The event commences with an inspiring welcoming remark by the Director General of National Security, National Security Council (NSC) that sets the tone for the day and highlights the importance of Women in Cyber.

Ministerial Keynote : Leadership in the Digital Age Speaker

The Ministerial Keynote will address the evolving nature of leadership in the digital era, emphasising the significance of visionary leadership, strategic foresight, and effective communication in navigating digital disruptions and driving organisational success.

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Keynote

Engage with two keynote speakers who are leaders and innovators in the cybersecurity industry, their insights and experiences will offer valuable perspectives.

Panel Session

Participate in panel sessions featuring distinguished experts and practitioners in cybersecurity. These sessions will delve into various crucial topics.

Exhibition

The exhibition offers a holistic exploration of the dynamic field of cybersecurity, featuring a diverse exhibit profile that caters to professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Women in Cyber 2024 Official Programme of Event

Date: 25 April 2024 (Thursday)

Location: Mesmera Ballroom 1-3, Level 1, Everly Hotel Putrajaya, Putrajaya

TIME PROGRAMME WORKSHOP EXHIBITION
Mesmera Ballroom 1-3
Level 1
Irama 5
Level Mezzanine
Mesmera Ballroom Lobby
Level 1
9:00 – 9:30am Registration Exhibition Opening Hours 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
10:00 - 10:10am Welcoming Remarks by YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan bin Zainal Abidin, Director General of National Security, National Security Council (NSC)
10:10 – 10:30am Ministerial Keynote: Leadership in the Digital Age

Speaker:
YB Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini binti Ahmad, Deputy Minister of Women, Family, and Community Development
10:30 – 11:00am Morning Break and Networking
11:00 – 12:30pm Panel Session 1: Breaking Barriers, Shaping the Future: Mentoring and Empowering Women in the Current Workforce

Moderator: Dr. Carrine Teoh Chooi Shi, President (Cybersecurity & Governance),
ASEAN CIO Association

Panelists:
  1. Ms.Nurul Izzah Anwar, Chairperson of the Social and Economic, Research Initiative (SERI)
  2. Ms. Shariffah Rashidah Syed Othman, Director, Cyber Security Policy and International Cooperation, NACSA
  3. Ms. Rita Irina Abd Wahab, Director of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, ASTRO
  4. Ms. Mistika Idris, Public Policy Manager, Amazon Web Services
Workshop 1: Ahead of the Threat: The Critical Role of Proactive Cyber Defense! (11.00 am - 1.00 pm)

Speaker:
Dr. Meisam Eslahi, Director – Cybersecurity, EC-Council Global Services
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch Break, Ground Floor

Networking Session
2:00 – 2:30pm Keynote: Fostering Women Inclusivity: A Path to Innovation

Speaker:
Ms. Lata Bavisi, President of EC-Council University.
Workshop 2: Behind the Shadows: Unattended Threat and Surprise Breaches! (2.15 pm - 4.15 pm)

Speaker:
Dr. Meisam Eslahi, Director – Cybersecurity, EC-Council Global Services
2:30 – 4:15pm Panel Session 2 : Cybersecurity and AI: Opportunities and Threats

Moderator: Dr. Noor Hasliza binti Mohd Hassan, Principal Assistant Director, National Digital Department

Panelists:
  1. Mrs. Shariffah Rashidah Syed Othman, Director, Cyber Security Policy and International Cooperation, NACSA
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Yusof Darus, Associate Professor in Computer Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  3. Ir Wan Murdani Bin Wan Mohamad, Vice President, Digital Industry Acceleration, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
  4. Ms. Ellina Roslan, Senior Director, Malaysia Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (MYCentre4IR), MyDigital Corporation
  5. Ms. Adilah Junid, Director of Legal and Government Affairs, Microsoft Malaysia
4:15 – 4:30pm Tea Break & Networking
End of Event

Speakers Line-Up

YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan bin Zainal Abidin

Director General of National Security

National Security Council (NSC)

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Ir. Dr. Megat Zuhairy bin Megat Tajuddin

Chief Executive, National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA)

National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), National Security Council (NSC)

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Dr. Carrine Teoh Chooi Shi

President (Cybersecurity & Governance)

ASEAN CIO Association

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Mrs.Nurul Izzah Anwar

Chairman of the Social and Economic

Research Initiative (SERI)

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Mrs. Shariffah Rashidah Syed Othman

Director, Cyber Security Policy and International Cooperation

National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA), National Security Council (NSC)

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Mrs. Rita Irina Wahab

Director of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs

ASTRO

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Mrs. Mistika Idris

Public Policy Manager

Amazon Web Services

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Ms. Lata Bavisi

President of EC-Council University

EC-Council University

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Dr. Noor Hasliza binti Mohd Hassan

Principal Assistant Director

National Digital Department

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Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Yusof Darus

Associate Professor in Computer Science

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

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Ir Wan Murdani Bin Wan Mohamad

Vice President, Digital Industry Acceleration

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

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Mrs. Ellina Roslan

Senior Director, Malaysia Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (MYCentre4IR),

MyDigital Corporation

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Ms Adilah Junid

Director of Legal and Government Affairs

Microsoft Malaysia

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Dr. Meisam Eslahi

Director – Cybersecurity

EC-Council Global Services

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SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

Sponsor

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Exhibitors

1st Women In Cyber 2023: Women Leadership Quality, sessions with the authors of She Inspires Leaders book, and a casual session with industry players Mrs. Adilah Junid (Director, Legal & Government Affairs, Microsoft APAC), Dr. Jasmin Begum (Regional Director, Legal & Government Affairs, Microsoft APAC), and Dr. Norzila Zakaria (Psychiatrist & Lecturer, USM KUbang Kerian, Kelantan).

CO-ORGANISER

Alpine Integrated Solution Sdn. Bhd.

The Alpine Team has vast experience in the M.I.C.E industry and is extremely familiar with working on government related events or exhibitions as this has been the key focus since its inception in 2016.

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