WICA Africa 2020 Awards Gala

5th Nov. 2020

WICA Africa 2020

Digital Encode Ltd

Digital Encode is a multi-award winning Pan-African Cybersecurity Professional service firm founded in 2003. At Digital Encode, technology serves two purposes: to save money and solve a problem. Digital Encode also provides advisory services toward improvements in Information Security Management, Cybersecurity, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Risk Management and Business Continuity Management.

WICA Africa

The Women leading our industry bringing development ideas into organizations around the world - deserve recognition for their contributions.

Cyber is about protecting people's civil liberty. We’re looking to you to help us pay tribute to female cybersecurity professionals making a difference with their work and dedication to a safer digital ecosystem. Nominate your favorite African woman working in cybersecurity for an award in any of the 8 categories.

Award

For women doing significant work to support women get into and/or advance in cybersecurity

For women who’ve made notable contributions in their leadership roles in organizations and/or industry initiatives

For women in red or blue or purple teaming who know their stuff and have had major success in technical work

For women who have a unique, notable voice and are thought leaders in their domains

For women who’ve established, own and run cybersecurity companies in Africa

For women working in sales and marketing in cybersecurity organizations in Africa

For women with outstanding achievements in data privacy and cyber law domains in Africa

For companies that value and incorporate diversity in their security team

WICA Africa

Woman

Judy Ngure

Cybersecurity Consultant, Africa Stalking
 

Calister Apolnary

Security Consultant, Silensec

Joylynn Kirui

Principal Cybersecurity Assurance Officer, Safaricom

Cybersecurity

Nkiruka Aimienoho

Snr. Manager Cybersecurity, 
Privacy & Resilience, PwC 

Sophina Kio Lawson

Freelance Security Researcher 
and Bug Bounty Hunter

Christine Masiika Thembo

Information Security Consultant, 
The TMFE Group

Outstanding Cybersecurity

Friedelien Brockerhoff

General Manager: Group Information 
Security Program, MTN

Favour Femi-Oyewole

Group CISO, Access Bank Plc

Thelma Kganakga

CISO, MTN South Africa

Cybersecurity

Lydie Ngo Nogol

CISO, Subsaharan Francophone Africa, PwC

Celia Mantshiyane

CISO, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Laurie Pieters-James

MD, Cybareti Consulting Services

Cybersecurity

Adedoyin Odunfa

Founder/CEO, Digital Jewels 

Priscilla Mutembwa

Lead Cybersecurity Specialist,
DAMIPA Consulting

Esther Lugoe Mengi

Founder, Serensic Africa

Cybersecurity Woman

Reem El Tonsy

Director of Marketing, SecureMisr (A Cysiv Company)

Lisa Cherono

Director of Sales and Marketing, Yelbridges

Woman Data Privacy and Law

Dr. Ifeoma Nwafor

Principal Partner & Lead Consultant, IEN Legal Associates

Amanda Manyame

Digital Law and Policy Advisor,
Digital Law Haus

Adv. Lufuno T. Khorommbi

Director and Specialist, Cybersecurity and Governance, Orizur Consulting Enterprise

Company Cybersecurity

Digital Encode Ltd

Digital Encode is a multi-award winning Pan-African Cybersecurity Professional service firm founded in 2003. At Digital Encode, technology serves two purposes: to save money and solve a problem. Digital Encode also provides advisory services toward improvements in Information Security Management, Cybersecurity,Vulnerability Management,Penetration Testing,Computer Forensics,Risk Management and Business Continuity Management. Digital Encode currently have 25 employees comprises of 15 Male and 10 Female. The culture at Digital Encode promotes and balance diversity.

SecureMisr

Established in 2008 in Cairo, Egypt, SecureMisr (A Cysiv Company) is a trusted advisor and leading cybersecurity services and solutions provider across the Middle East and Africa enabling customers to stay ahead of the evolving threats by providing advisory and consulting services, advanced analytics, insightful intelligence, and effective response mechanisms to Egypt’s and the region’s top banks, telecom operators, leading enterprises and government agencies.
SecureMisr successfully delivered hundreds of cybersecurity projects to help customers meet compliance requirements and manage digital transformation as well as trained hundreds of individuals in the various disciplines of cybersecurity, contributing heavily to raising the levels of cybersecurity expertise and awareness across the region.

Milima Security

Since it’s inception in 2016, Milima Security took on a bold step to help young organisations develop capacity to combat the growing cyberthreats. They have been doing this through user awareness trainings, Cyber-defense trainings and audit exercises. Milima Security further sought to incorporate women security experts in it’s strategic efforts to close both the wide cybersecurity skills gaps and gender skills gap in cybersecurity. Today Milima Security is not only a leading cybersecurity firm in Uganda but 42% of it’s internal security team are women. Furthermore, 63% of the cybersecurity students they have trained at their cyber academy (Milima Cyber Academy) are women/

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