Girls in Tech Managing Director Baan Alsinawi, who is also the president and founder of TalaTek, is featured in a new book titled Women Know Cyber: 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime. The recently published book was co-authored by Steve Morgan, editor in chief, and Di Freeze, managing editor of Cybercrime Magazine and published by Cybersecurity Ventures.
The book features female cybersecurity experts from across the globe with varying backgrounds, “who stand out for protecting governments, businesses, and people from cybercrime and for their contributions to the community”. The Women Know Cyber initiative highlights the profiles of each U.S. woman listed and includes a who’s who of females in the cybersecurity industry. The forward written by well-known author, entrepreneur, engineer and rock scientist Sylvia Acevedo called the collective group “out of the box thinkers, innovators and leaders”.
“I am humbled and honored to be among this prestigious group of women on the front lines of cybersecurity,” said Baan Alsinawi, Girls in Tech, D.C. managing director. “My experience and desire to create state-of-the-art risk management solutions is why I started my own tech company in 2006. I encourage and applaud women everywhere to chase your dreams and be all that you can be.”
In addition to highlighting these women, the book calls attention to the need for more women to enter the cybersecurity field. The book points out that cybercrime will more than triple the number of job openings over the next five years – estimating there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021 — and indicates recruiting more women to the profession will help ease the shortage of qualified industry professionals.