ShaktiCon is a free global conference focused on inspiring, training, and upskilling women in cybersecurity.
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 talented women 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 inspiring & encouraging young & aspiring women hackers to attain their goals without any fear.
CyberSecurity as a profession is one where demand is outstripping supply, and based on the technological evolutions and ever-increasing threat landscape, it is expected that there will be triple the number of job openings over the next 5 years, with over 3.5 million new cybersecurity job openings in 2021.
Although women represent half the population, and around 48% of the general workforce, the number of women professionals is only about 20% of the total cybersecurity workforce. Of those women, only 1% percent of female cybersecurity workers are in C-suite leadership positions, and this glass ceiling is even higher for women of color. The future of the cybersecurity industry depends on its ability to attract, retain and promote women, who represent a skilled and under-tapped resource.
Safeguarding our lives online requires skills and experiences that lie beyond masculine stereotypes of the hacker and soldier.
Women often don’t see tech or security as viable career paths because they’re often considered masculine professions.
Team Shakti is a group of budding young female minds who have joined together for the cause of bringing about a change in the field of cyber-security. Established as a Capture The Flag team, the team works tirelessly to spread knowledge and make a contribution to balance the prevalent gender gap in the field.
Team Shakti works on the principle of team peer mentoring where the senior members mentor the juniors. Members support and help each other ultimately making the entire team stronger.
Since its foundation in 2019 by Shri Vipin Pavithran, Team Shakti has been recognised to be the only CTF team in India which exclusively comprises female students.
Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks has pioneered training of professionals and students and today its ‘bi0s’ team is ranked No. 1 in India and amongst the Top in the world for ethical ranking. Empowering young women in the field of cybersecurity is one of its core objectives deriving inspiration from the Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
team bi0s is the India's No.1 ranked CTF team for 4 years running, and was the first CTF team to formed in India back in 2007. Today, team bi0s is passionate community of over 100 student members, mentored by their seniors, research scholars, alumni and faculty.
Amrita InCTF Junior is the first and only national-level CTF contest held exclusively for school students in India. Every year the brightest young hackers from all across India participate in this the learn & hack CTF contest, win exciting prizes & kick-start their cyber-security career.
Amrita SeRVe has adopted over 101 backward villages in about 20 states of India with a goal to help them become role models of self-reliance and sustainable development. In many villages, women do a lot of work in homes and in the fields, and yet do not have a source of income. The project has enabled the opening of bank accounts of tens of thousands of rural women, facilitated their access to primary healthcare and conducted literacy classes.