WICSE Seminar: Opportunities for Women in Cybersecurity

Join Dr. Eman Hammad, Chair of IEEE Communications Society (IEEE Comsoc), Toronto Chapter, for a seminar on the cybersecurity, learn tools to develop and sustain a secure-by-design approach, and explore career opportunities in the field of  cybersecurity.

This seminar is open to everyone. To attend please register by March 21:

Organized by Women in Computer Science and Engineering (WICSE)

Full event details can be found below –


Title: Opportunities for Women in Cybersecurity

Date:  March 25th  2-3pm

Location: LAS 3033

Lunch bites will be provided.


Risks of adversarial cyber activities are increasingly impacting the shape and direction of digital transformation. For smart transportation and autonomous vehicles, safety risks are motivating a more robust treatment of technology, people and processes. In this talk, we quickly introduce basic cybersecurity concepts, describe some of the efforts and gaps in current research, and present some of the resources/tools to help researchers in the field develop and sustain a secure-by-design approach. Launching a career in cybersecurity have never had a better market place, specially for women.



Dr. Eman Hammad, combines practical experience and theoretical research to shape her vision for resilient-by-design solutions in the connected world. Eman‘s work focuses on how a deeper understanding of interactions between critical physical systems and enabling technologies can help design new classes of operational solutions that are more resilient to cyber/physical disruptions. Eman obtained her PhD in cyber security and resilience of smart grid systems from the University of Toronto in 2018. Eman has published 47 peer reviewed articles in highly ranked journals and conferences. Her research has been recognized with merit awards and has been highlighted in online forums. Her 18+ years of experience in communication, information technologies and operational technologies enrich an integrated perspective to securing our digital future. Eman has been an active volunteer with IEEE and is currently serving as the chair for IEEE Toronto Communication Society Chapter.