About

What is WICCA?

WICCA is a circle of women in cybersecurity based out in The Netherlands with a vision to spread the infosec word to everyone.

Our goal is to bring infosec ladies and female security enthusiasts together to learn about exploits, hacking, incident response, forensics, the low-level stuff, and especially make bad crypto jokes! We want to build a community of badass women in the Netherlands and hopefully inspire future generations to join keyboards and get the hacking started!

We meet monthly in Amsterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam, and more, sometimes even abroad! Are you a woman working or interested in computer security? Then by all means, do sign up!

WICCA is an entirely volunteer-driven community and all our meetups are free.

Women-only?

Meetups are usually women-only, but as we want to spread knowledge everywhere, we have many mixed events to share knowledge as well. The main idea is for it to be a community where women are prioritised and everyone is at ease and feels more welcome. We want to create a strong circle of women but we’re not an exclusive circle. WICCA is basically a group of badass hacker ladies, but everyone is welcome to learn from and with us! 😉

Meet the Team

Valentine

As an ethical hacker for KPN, her work consists of application and infrastructure pentesting and red/purple teaming. Besides computers, she likes Star Wars, heavy metal, and useless things like stickers and D&D.

@vm00z

Andrea

andrea

A security consultant at Deloitte, who is mainly involved in web and infrastructure pentesting. She is particularly interested in OSINT, cybercrime, cyber warfare and cats.

@0xdr3a

Chantal

chantal

Head of operations at Zerocopter helping clients get the best of their researchers and researchers get the best of their clients. Started in marketing, hacking her way up.

@STChantal

Our philosophy

In our group, we look at the positive results of the many initiatives to increase diversity in the infosec community and in the tech world in general. We focus on good work, good research, and strong efforts that makes our community thrive. We do not let negative thoughts and endless debates take too much time away from us. We goof together, we laugh together, and we hack together!

Ambassadors of WICCA

The powerful women who mentor us and spread the WICCA word across the country.

Astrid Oosenbrug Jaya Baloo
COC Nederland, DIVD CISO of Avast

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