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For FUD’s Sake, Don’t Panic!

by VM When you ask yourself: what is the most important thing in your job? If your response is anything other than your own mental wellbeing, we need to talk.  With everything that’s going on in the world, we have a gazillion excuses to panic. If we let every single event get to our heads, we won’t have any more space for the things that actually matter. Health, family, friends, the thing you actually like doing, your passion, that nice project you were working on with your cool colleagues, etc…  So, what have we seen these past few months? What…

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Happy Women’s Day from WICCA

By Faith Today women all over the world come together to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world where differences are celebrated instead of seen as obstacles? In line with the theme, the Women In Cybersecurity Association (WICCA) reflects on how we, as a community, are breaking the bias and how you too can get involved. What WICCA is doing to #BreakTheBias Women In Cybersecurity Community Association’s vision is to share information security (infosec) knowledge with everyone. We do so in a couple of ways:  1/ Upskilling Women   …

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My Grandma’s Punch Line: An Interview

By VM It took us a long time to decide on our first article on the WICCA blog. I had ambitions to make it educational, fun, entertaining, relevant. I quickly discovered that it was hard to have a blog be all of these things at once. And so, I went to France to visit my mother and grandmother and think about other things. My grandmother was born in Blida, Algeria, in 1940, back when Algeria was still a French colony. She never really talked about her childhood with me, and when I sat on the couch with her last Friday…

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