MOU Signing with AiSP & Panel Discussion on Strengthening Singapore’s Cybersecurity Ecosystem, 30 May 2023
“With the increasing prevalence of technology in today's society, it is crucial to have a diverse and robust STEM industry workforce. Women contribute greatly by bringing a diversity of voices to the table and sharing their unique perspectives to online safety, thereby helping to design and establish a safer cyberspace for all.” - SHE CEO, Simran Toor
How can girls and women add value in STEM?
One example is by sharing their unique perspectives on key issues such as online safety, cybersecurity, programming, and product design. Sadly, female representation here remains low, depriving the industry of talent and meaning consumers also do not reap the benefits.
To address this issue, on 30th May SHE signed a MOU with the AiSP (Association of Information Security Professionals) (AiSP). We were fortunate to have SHE Board Adviser SMS Sim Ann witness the MOU signing and participate in an insightful panel discussion on “Strengthening Singapore’s Cybersecurity Ecosystem”.
By partnering with AiSP and its “Ladies in Cyber” charter, SHE will play its part in building a vibrant and dynamic online safety and cybersecurity ecosystem, as well as gender equality in the STEM field. The goal is to - through research, events, and programmes of change - increase support and mentorship for women in cybersecurity, and address limiting thoughts and beliefs that prevent girls from opting for such a career.
Building a safer internet requires cross-community partnerships, and we are thrilled to collaborate with AiSP as another valuable partner in our growing ecosystem. Thank you also to Ensign InfoSecurity for hosting the event and for playing a part to empowering women!
Read the press release here.