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Celebrate a woman in cybersecurity who inspires you


What is it?

Secured by Women is an initiative to bring visibility to the brilliant women making history in cybersecurity today. This program is proudly sponsored by Lacework – the leader in cloud security.

Meet the winners

Out of hundreds of nominations submitted, we’ve selected five recipients in the inaugural Secured by Women initiative. We’re excited to recognize and amplify voices of these leaders.

And with an overwhelming response, we’ll also be donating $5,000 to Girls Who Code to further the cause by supporting their great work.

Photo of Erika Voss

VP of Engineering Platforms at Capital One

Photo of Julie Chickillo

VP, Head of Cybersecurity at Guild Education

Photo of Melina Scotto

VP and CISO at Hilton

Photo of Ami Dave Bansal

CISO at Fanatics

Photo of Helen McLaughlin

Head of Security Enablement at Mambu

How does it work?


You nominate

Tell us about a woman in cybersecurity you admire for making an impact in the industry


We donate

For every unique entry, Lacework will contribute $1 to Girls Who Code (up to $5,000)


She attends

We’re sponsoring five women to attend a major security conference this year

Winners are sponsored a pass and hotel for the global security conference of their choice: RSA Conference, Black Hat USA, Black Hat Europe, AWS re:Invent, AWS re:Inforce. See full terms here.

Learn more about this initiative

Check out some conversations featuring brilliant women in the cybersecurity space.

Why now?

Despite comprising nearly half of the workforce, women only account for 25% of those in the cybersecurity industry. We believe Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the impact of women in technology. This includes an ongoing commitment to challenge the status quo and be a leader in change.