Women in the cybersecurity field. PHOTO: Cybercrime Magazine.

407 Women In Cybersecurity To Follow On Twitter, Crowdsourcing More Names

Cybercrime Magazine is compiling the world’s largest list of its kind

– Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Jul. 27, 2018

Cybercrime Magazine is compiling the world’s largest list of women in the cybersecurity field. The tally was up to 345 last week — and we’ve got another 62 this week, for a total of 407 to date.

The compilation started on Jun. 26 with an inaugural list of 58 women in cybersecurity to follow on Twitter — including CISOs, IT security pros, cybersecurity company founders and CEOs, entrepreneurs, community organizers, investors, government workers, journalists, and more.

Georgia Reid, a writer and podcast host at Cybercrime Magazine, caught up with Tina Gravel, SVP of Global Channels at Cyxtera Technologies, for advice to young women in cyber. “Technology changes so fast, you will never learn it all; make sure you have the best advisers around you, so they can help you bridge the gap to things you don’t know,” says Gravel.

Who should young women in cybersecurity follow? Gravel follows her colleague Jo Peterson, Vice President of Cloud at Clarify 360. “Jo started CloudGirls, and she’s a role model for girls.”

Looking for more women in cybersecurity? Look no further. This week’s list:


  • Colette Chamberland @cjchamberland Infosec and malware! @DefiantSec 😈 CISSP,CEH,CHFI. Views expressed are not those of my employer, just my own rants and BS.🤓 Sarsota Florida
  • Kelly Albrink @Justified_Salt Hacker @BishopFox. Maker. 3Dprinting fanatic. Sour beer enthusiast. San Francisco, CA
  • Candis Orr @Candysaur I like computers and information security. I currently work as a Security Associate at Bishop Fox. Posts reflect my thoughts only. Arizona
  • Aphrodite @1c75a s t a a t s g e v a a r l i j k e a n a r c h i s t e Verum mirabilius fictionem. Helps make @hopeconf. #UnionYes. Pro-worker. #AllWorkersMatter. she/elle/αυτή. Sfo-ams-yvr-mel-jfk-hkg-ber
  • Joan Donovan, PhD @BostonJoan Media Manipulation – Lead Researcher @datasociety. Affiliate @bkcharvard. My friends are going to save the world.
  • Ksenia Ermoshina @edok_lotosov anarcheologist // question everything // STS and usable security researcher // cryptoparty organizer // Jabber: xeniax@xmpp.ninja // Wire: @ksenia_e //, Paris, France
  • Hasherezade @hasherezade Programmer, #malware analyst. Author of #PEbear, #PEsieve, #libPeConv. Private account. All opinions expressed here are mine only (not of my employer etc), Poland
  • Jeanna Matthews @jeanna_matthews Computer science professor, Clarkson Univ.; Fellow, Data and Society; ACM Distinguished Speaker; Clarkson Open Source Institute; Poet Dancer Writer Photographer
  • Laura Reed @lauraannreed Human rights & tech researcher | Senior research analyst w/ @rankingrights | Formerly at @datasociety and @freedomhousedc | Views are my own | NYC based. New York, NY
  • Lex.txt @lex_is  research fellow at @citizenlab | formerly at @cancivlib & @cippic & @bkcharvard [tweets auto-delete]
  • Lisha Sterling @lishevita Teaching. Laughing. Writing. Coding. Skating. Kitten Herding & Executive Director at Geeks Without Bounds. Seattle, Washington
  • Jennifer Helsby @redshiftzero Lead Developer @SecureDrop @FreedomOfPress | Member @lucyparsonslabs | Prev: @FordFoundation-@mozilla fellow, postdoc @Comp_Inst, mentor @datascifellows | Ⓥ the bay area, ca
  • snipe, mother of assets  🐾 @snipeyhead Hacker, CTO, founder of Grokability. I made Snipe-IT. Open sourcerer, author, speaker, devops, infosec, atheist, NSFW, she/her. NYC expat in San Diego, CA
  • Katy Anton @KatyAnton Doing #AppSec stuff / @OWASPBristol Chapter Leader / Speaker. Personal tweets on Proactive Security Controls,#SecureSoftware #AppSec.Views my own, not Granny’s. Bristol, UK
  • Dinah Davis @Dinah_Davis #Founder of @Code_LikeAGirl and VP of R&D @awnetworks #womenintech champion #girlsinSTEM evangelist #garagecrossfitter #cybersecurity geek #legolover. Waterloo, Ontario
  • Leslysandra @leslysandra #savedbygrace tech | music | travels – life is an adventure! #ArtificialIntelligence #Cybersecurity #LifeLessons. Bolivia
  • Gabriela Dijkhoffz @GDijkhoffz @HackUCF | Aspiring Infosec | Writer for @Code_LikeAGirl 👩🏻‍💻 | 🇻🇪 | click below to read my latest article! Orlando, FL
  • Veronica Mollica @veronicamolli VP Cyber Staffing @Cyber_SN; @brain_babe, Founder, The Kindness Solution @thekindnessgirl http://www.veronicamollica.com  Insta: @thekindnesssolution Fairfield, CT & Boston, MA
  • Monica Hutton @DataMotionmon Marketing Director at DataMotion, where we provide solutions for secure email and file delivery. Univ. of Minnesota alumna
  • Sharon Sandeen @SharonSandeen Trade secret, info law & governance, and IP scholar; Law Professor; Director of IP Institute @MitchellHamline; East Bay and Cal proud!
  • Subzer0girl @subzer0girl Mother, Wife, Information Security, a little tired
  • Erika Irby @ErikaIrby Badass IT marketing chick. Director, WW ProPartner Program at Veeam Software. Thoughts expressed here are mine. Dunedin, FL
  • Chelsea Coster @ChelseaZCoster | Director of Business Development @NebbiaTech | CrossFitter | Runner | Board for Orlando .Net Group | #DevOps #Azure #IoT #CloudFirst #VSTS Orlando, FL
  • Lauren Saenz @Saenz_says #InfoSec #CyberSecurity | #Entrepreneur | Community builder | 😍: #Tech, Cars, Learning, Laughing, Health, Travel & Optimizing Processes 😎 | @SIMNYMetro New York, NY
  • Cathy Huang @CathyHuang_IDC Sr. Research Manager, Security, Services and Cloud Research Group @ IDC, Asia Pacific Singapore
  • Faith Obafemi @FaithObafemiEsq Digital Lawyer | Digital Content Consultant | Blockchain Technology Researcher | #Blockchain #Smart #Contracts #Crypto #Bitcoin Writer @TodayCrypto Nigeria
  • Patricia Watson @PMWatson By Trade: Digital Forensics, IR, eDiscovery, Cybersecurity, Risk Management | ByPassion: ❤️ photography, food🍷travel, the outdoors | Multilingual | TweetsRmine San Diego
  • Karla Reffold @karla_reffold Cyber Security recruitment & HR specialist | International MD & Founder at @BeecherMadden | Contributor for @Forbes | Judge for @cybersec_awards |Public Speaker London, England
  • Diana M @DianaMaltseva8 Tech enthusiast. Keen on IoT, Blockchain, Big Data, Business Intelligence, and tech innovations
  • Jennifer Fernick  🚀 @enjenneer @QuantumIQC PhD | big-bank infosec director | @BKCHarvard Assembly | @cryptovillage organizer | Complexity theory, quantum computing, cryptography, AI/ML Toronto, Canada
  • Alana Staszczyszyn @cubes_n_spheres ~ Spread the information ~ #infosec #ethics #biotech #tech #politics #AI #cryptocurrencies #cyberanthropology #5thDimension ~ Land | Sea | Air | Space | CYBER ~ Toronto, Ontario

  • J. @SheSponse DFIR & OSINT @Bloomberg | Previously @UnderArmour. In love with #infosec and #STEM Also worth noting that I’m obsessed with makeup and video games. Baltimore, MD
  • Kateo @vajkat I like #computers, #SCADA, and #CTFs | Senior Security Consultant @ Secure Ideas | Member of #misec. I am an #ENFJ. US
  • Tricia A. Howard 🦄 🎭 @TriciaKicksSaaS #CyberSecurity Neophyte, #FineArts Evangelist, #SocialMedia #Jedi, Professional #Nerd. #ENTJ. @AlfieBoe & @rickygervais Fanatic. #Pomsky Mom. [CM @Optiv] TAMO. Coruscant
  • Jenn Darkazalli @JennDark Client Manager @Infosys #Payments | #FinTech | #EmergingTech | #AI | #DigitalTransformation | #Innovation | #WomenInTech | @UconnMBA | #Veteran | #Marathoner New York, USA
  • Kim Z Dale @observacious I tweet the Twitter eclectic: infosec, writing, life. Retweets may be endorsements or horrible mistakes. Chicago
  • Céline MARIN @cline_marin @groupeESIEA student, I love #cybersecurity #computerscience, #space #startup “I don’t have dreams, I have goals” Harvey Specter, Suits Paris, Ile-de-France
  • Julia Sowells @juliasowells Senior #Information #Security Specialist #Cybersecurity Author @Hacker_Combat | Got Tips? Contact me: juliasowells@hackercombat.com Blossvale, New York
  • Shailaja K. Shankar @shailajashankar Cyber security professional California, USA
  • Maya Santamaria @_mayasantamaria 🦄 Analyst | Intelligence Operations (OSINT, Geopolitics) – Cyber Security @TS_WAY_SRL Rome, Lazio
  • Bincker @Bincker Security researcher,Focus on Cyber&Mobile Security.Beijing,China.Qihoo http://bincker.net
  • LaurenMyburghNDK @LMyburghNDK Resource Consultant, Cyber Security Enthusiast. https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenmyburgh/ … #cyber #security #recruitment #careers #jobs #developers
  • NAVINA SANJAY ASRANI @NavinaSanjay Hacker / Security Researcher. Love to make and break security. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Anna @stylianou_anna Automotive Cybersecurity Specialist #automotive #cybersecurity #IoT, Cyprus
  • Emma Taylor @emmataylor503 Cybersecurity Expert and IT Security Expert… Stay in touch for latest updates on CyberSecurity, Hacking, And the threats and Vulnerabilities. Aust, England
  • Alexis Callaway @AlexisCalla CyberSecurity, Cloud, Tech Silicon Valley, CA
  • Natalie Newman @NatalieNewmanUK IT Security Manager for the University of Northampton. I tweet about #InfoSec #GDPR #CyberSecurity #IoT #BCDR & #OnlineSafety. Facts,headlines & white papers England, United Kingdom
  • Aniika @aniikaskywalker #IT Systems Engineer – Perimeter Security | @InfraGard Member | #Cybersecurity Researcher👩🏼‍💻| Author of @defensejournal_ | SANS GISF | PAN ACE | ⛪️❤️🐟🕊〽️ Millennium Falcon
  • Carrie Roberts @OrOneEqualsOne Red Teamer, Infosec, GSE
  • Sophia  💻 @spookphia Cyber Security Student @ Bournemouth University // @_BUCSS Alumni // Casual Leaguer + Cosplayer // Views are all my own // Bournemouth, England
  • C H L Ö B O @InfosecChlobo Sarcastic, witty (and hilarious!) Computer Forensics and Security Second Year. @LeedsEHS Secretary 17/18. Helper-Outer for @BSidesLeeds 🌻✨ Leeds, England
  • Jelena Milosevic @_j3lena_ Pediatric&ICU nurse | speaker | curious | stubborn | learn | health | infosec | privacy | innovation | education | gamification | marketing @iamthecavalry Nijmegen, Nederland
  • MissMalware @Miss_Malware #CPA gone dark. #Infosec Engineer. Working on my #OSCP. #BlueTeam http://keybase.io/missmalware
  • Shannon McMurtrey @shannonm Faculty member at Drury University in the Breech School of Business teaching Cybersecurity. ::1
  • Kelly Sheridan @kellymsheridan Covers cybersecurity @darkreading, likes booking flights and running marathons. Caffeinated. DMs open, tweets mine. Brooklyn, NY
  • Fl3uryz @fl3uryz Computer geek coding security crypto malware research fun. Co founder of The Diana Initiative . Staff Circle City Con , BsidesLV
  • Kendra @4n6Kendra I dabble in infosec. Specializing in IR and Security Awareness training. Blue teamer. I love wine and penguins. Atlanta, GA
  • April @AprilofBorg Major geek. InfoSec. Maker. Burner. Gamer. Jane of all trades. Can neither confirm nor deny if a cyborg. Must construct additional pylons! Words are my own. Ann Arbor, MI
  • Kim Brown @kimberleymb mom · digital marketing · infosec · people · duo security · if not now, when? views my own Michigan
  • Meredith Corley @MeredithCorley #infosec research + #tech enthusiast | communications @duosec + @deciphersec | former storyteller @blackhatevents | cooking + traveling + caffeinating
  • Michelle Schafer @mschafer Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity PR & Marketing. Focus areas include hi-tech & infosec; Beach girl at heart Washington DC Area
  • Angelina Ward @angelinaward Director, Social Media, Content & Digital Communications for Elsevier. Prior science, technology & infosec publisher. Foodie. Data nerd. My opinions. New York, NY


Do women make up only 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce? Or, is the figure closer to 20 percent?

Cybercrime Magazine believes the number is so big that we’ll need a database to handle the chore. We’ll be back shortly with a powerful searchable directory of women in the cybersecurity field. Our weekly articles with the names of women in cyber will continue to be unstructured and make for a fun read – the database will bring structure and make it easy to search for names by keywords and phrases.


While Twitter is hardly the only source to research names, our team has concluded it’s the best for this project. We may certainly expand the format, but for now a project of this sort is a huge undertaking and we need to stay focused.

We will be crowdsourcing names as part of our research and compilation. Do you want to participate? Get in touch with us here and we’ll explain how you can contribute names to the world’s largest list of women in the cybersecurity field.

Many of you sent us names earlier this week. We are grateful for your contribution – and our team is processing them.

– Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

Go here to read all of my blogs and articles covering cybersecurity. Go here to send me story tips, feedback and suggestions.

Casey Morgan, a junior at St. Anthony’s High School in Huntington, N.Y., contributed research to this story.

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