Updated: May 19, 2021
Although the main participants in the field of programming, which is now one of the main technological tools, are men, the first programmer in the world was a woman. Ada Lovelace is considered to be the world's first programmer as a result of her work on the Analytical Engine, which was created in the 9th century and resembles modern computer elements.A century later, Alan Turing used Lovelace's notes to create the first modern computer. The creation of technologies such as WiFi, which is currently used in the organization of wireless local area networks, Bluetooth and GPS, which connect technological devices at a distance of 10 m, was actually inspired by a woman. Despite the fact that the "secret communication system" designed by inventor and film actress Hedi Lamar was designed to mislead radio-controlled torpedoes during the war, it later became the main source of inspiration for the above-mentioned technologies.
In addition, when talking about women who focus on IT, we can mention Adele Goldberg, who was inspired by her concepts in creating a graphical user interface (GUI), and Radya Perlman, who played an important role in creating the Internet and is considered the "mother of the Internet". These women are considered to be the first forces of influence in the technological world we are currently adapting to.
The role of women in a changing world continues today. In particular, there are a number of women who have left their mark on cyber security. In this article DEFSCOPE present you 5 women with invaluable services in the field of cyber security.
The women who have made significant contributions to the field of cyber security:
1. NIKOL IGAN - With more than 25 years of experience in IT, Nicole Igan previously worked for HP, Quest Software, Peregrine Systems and Oracle. Igan, who is currently the CEO of Darktrace, a cybersecurity service, founded the company in the form of artificial intelligence-based cyber defense. Nicole Igan is known as a leader of Artificial Intelligence in the industry, applying machine learning to companies of any size.
2. LISA SHREIBER - Lisa Schreiber, who is responsible for the continued growth of Forcepoint's global customer engagement and portfolio, has 30 years of experience in this field. Schreiber has provided high-level customer satisfaction and sustainable growth for Fortune 500 and other advanced startups, and is now one of the leading women in the customer experience globally.
3. SRI SUBRAMANIAN - Subramanian, who has been CEO of Product Management at Netskope for more than a year now, has a long history of cybersecurity. Her main achievements so far are her significant role in creating a reliable shared processor on any Intel system card, the highest rated SSL VPN, and the first product set in Oracle Cloud. She is currently a member of Netskope's new generation of security solutions.
4. EVGENIA NAUMOVA - Evgenia Naumova, Vice President of Global Sales at Kaspersky, is responsible for sales in the company's sales segments, including B2B.Naumova has managed to increase sales by 20 times with the strong leadership skills she demonstrated as a sales manager at Kaspersky in the past.