ShaktiCon is a completely free global conference focused on inspiring, training, and upskilling women in cybersecurity. ShaktiCon includes keynote sessions, training, contests, and workshops. Our pre-conference contest attracted over 1500 participants from 5 continents in December 2020.
Born out of an understanding that cultural circumstances do not always encourage women to flourish in male dominated fields, ShaktiCon is committed to creating a suitable environment to showcase the range of womens talents in cybersecurity.
By doing this we hope to train a new generation of women to be more actively engaged in the field and enter the cybersecurity workforce. ShaktiCon is all about women role models encouraging young & aspiring women hackers to attain their goals without any fear.
Workshops & training sessions organized aimed at scouting, nurturing & empowering women talents in the field of cyber-security.
Talks, panel discussions & keynotes by leading women in Cybersecurity.
Women-only CTF hacking contest for showcasing talent, and winning prizes & scholarship.
Create a comfortable space & platform to encourage women to women communication and shared learning
Promote cybersecurity, and the role of the next generation of women and girls in making the world a safer place
Train and upskill women in cybersecurity using CTF as the entry-point.
Facilitate mentorship, learning, personal growth, career growth, and community amongst the women participants
Volunteering is a great way to make a difference supporting women in cybersecurity. We are looking for volunteers who would like to support us. There are various ways to help us - contribute your talks, trainings, organisational support, promotions and more.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, founded in 1994, within the next 2 decades has emerged among the leading universities in India, and has been conferred the status of Institute of Eminence by the Govt. of India. It is ranked as the fourth best university in the NIRF Ranking 2020, and has been swiftly establishing itself as a world class teaching and research institution.
Team Shakti is a trailblazer of a women-only cybersecurity team mentored by Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri Campus that is committed to bridging the gender divide. Although relatively new to the scene, the team is made up of luminous minds, paving the way for a brighter future.
The Technology Enabling Center @ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was established in September 2019 with the support of Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India. Its mandate is to create an Ecosystem for Technology Development in the state and country by networking with researchers, institutes, national laboratories and the industry.