Ladies Hacking Society is a new organisation dedicated to promoting technical women in cybersecurity.
Women currently comprise roughly 20% of cyber security professionals in the workplace. In order to meet the current and projected cyber skills shortage, as well as to keep up with a rapidly changing industry, it is critical to bring a holistic and diverse range of people and skills to cyber professions. LHS believes that gender balance is a critical success factor in this equation.
Eliza May Austin states a reason for the groups founding ‘was to provide the opportunity and welcoming space for women of all skill levels to develop and hone the technical skills critical for success in cyber. Originally a few ladies meeting up wherever they could find space and learning how to ‘hack’, the demand for a more services has led LHS becoming a leading society in Cyber Security.
The interest from the information security and business community alike has been outstanding, with companies such as Immersive Labs, Just Eat, Crowdstrike and more looking to support the society's growth and provide women with opportunities to pursue successful careers in cybersecurity.
We run technical meet-ups for women every month.
London (last Thursday of the month):
Norwich (second-to-last Thursday of the month):