Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

ShaktiCon

Cybersecurity Conference, Trainings & CTF

CTF

April 3-4

Conference

April 9-11

Siemens
Platinum Sponsor
VMWare
Gold Sponsor
CrowdStrike
Associate Sponsor
Seagate
Associate Sponsor

What is ShaktiCon?

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 female focused 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.

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End-to-End Programme for Women in Cyber-Security

1. Training Programmes

Workshops & training sessions organized aimed at scouting, nurturing & empowering women talents in the field of cyber-security.

2. CyberSecurity Conference

Talks, panel discussions & keynotes by leading women in Cybersecurity.

3. CTF Hacking Competition

Women-only CTF hacking contest for showcasing talent, and winning prizes & scholarship.

Speakers

Speaker
Eric Falt

Eric Falt

Director & UNESCO Representative

Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka
Speaker
Meenakshi Lekhi

Meenakshi Lekhi

Member of Parliament

Lok Sabha, Delhi
Speaker
Swamini Krishnamrita Prana

Swamini Krishnamrita Prana

Mata Amritanandamayi Math
Speaker
Neeta Verma

Neeta Verma

Director General

National Informatics Centre
Speaker
Sundari Nanda

Sundari Nanda

CVO & Special Commissioner(Vigilance)

Delhi Police
Speaker
Liora Itkin

Liora Itkin

Head of Cybersecurity Department (Blue Team)

Israel Ministry of Defense
Speaker
Marion Marschalek

Marion Marschalek

Senior Security Engineer, Founder

BlackHoodie
Speaker
Rinki Sethi

Rinki Sethi

Vice President & CISO

Twitter
Speaker
Sanju Misra

Sanju Misra

VP & CISO

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Speaker
Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan

Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan

Dean PG Programs

Amrita University
Speaker
Sarvajeet Kaur

Sarvajeet Kaur

Sc'G'

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
Speaker
Ratnaboli Ghorai Dinda

Ratnaboli Ghorai Dinda

Deputy Director General(Scientist-G)

National Informatics Centre
Speaker
Evelyn Kilel

Evelyn Kilel

Co-Founder

SheHacksKe
Speaker
Anyesh Roy

Anyesh Roy

IPS - DCP

Cyber Crime, Delhi Police
Speaker
Karine Ben-Simhon

Karine Ben-Simhon

VP, Cyber Intelligence Center and TLV Innovation

Citi, Israel
Speaker
Sreepriya Chalakkal

Sreepriya Chalakkal

Security Analyst

Siemens
Speaker
Vipin Pavithran

Vipin Pavithran

Founder & Chief Mentor

Team Shakti, Team bi0s, amFOSS
Speaker
Indrakshi Ray

Indrakshi Ray

Professor, Computer Science Department

Colorado State University
Speaker
Sung Lee

Sung Lee

Staff Security Architect

VMware
Speaker
Micha Weis

Micha Weis

CyberSecurity Advisor

Ministry of Finance, Israel
Speaker
Tiffany Bao

Tiffany Bao

Assistant Professor

Arizona State University
Speaker
Dave Chatterjee

Dave Chatterjee

Associate Professor

The University of Georgia
Speaker
Sabna Sainudeen

Sabna Sainudeen

President

WiCyS India
Speaker
Jhilmil Kochar

Jhilmil Kochar

Managing Director

CrowdStrike, Pune, India
Speaker
Mina Sheikhalishahi

Mina Sheikhalishahi

Security Researcher

Eindhoven University of Technology
Speaker
Anindita Banerjee

Anindita Banerjee

Quantum Research Head and VP

QuNu Labs Pvt Ltd.
Speaker
Bhavna Soman

Bhavna Soman

ML Security Researcher

Microsoft
Speaker
Luisa Montealegre

Luisa Montealegre

OT Cybersecurity Specialist

Siemens
Speaker
Sreelakshmi Panangatt

Sreelakshmi Panangatt

Security Engineer

VMware
Speaker
Mehrnoosh Monshizadeh

Mehrnoosh Monshizadeh

Cybersecurity Specialist

Nokia Bell Labs
Speaker
Priti Shrivastav

Priti Shrivastav

Former General Manager Software Security

Intel Corporation
Speaker
Lakshmy K.V.

Lakshmy K.V.

Assistant Professor

Amrita University
Speaker
Amritha P.P.

Amritha P.P.

Assistant Professor

Amrita University
Speaker
Aarti Gupta

Aarti Gupta

Director Engineering

CrowdStrike
Speaker
Priyadharshini Krishnan

Priyadharshini Krishnan

Engineering Manager

American Megatrends International LLC
Speaker
Asha Poluru

Asha Poluru

Seasoned HR Leader

Sophos Technologies Private Limited Regd.
Speaker
Renu D S

Renu D S

Penetration Test Engineer

Schneider
Speaker
Komal Armarkar

Komal Armarkar

Security Analyst

CrowdStrike

Goals

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Create a comfortable space & platform to encourage women to women communication and shared learning

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Promote cybersecurity, and the role of the next generation of women and girls in making the world a safer place

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Train and upskill women in cybersecurity using CTF as the entry-point.

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Facilitate mentorship, learning, personal growth, career growth, and community amongst the women participants

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham through ShaktiCon proudly supports
ShaktiCon & Amrita takes pride in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN SDG Goal
UN SDG Goal
UN SDG Goal
UN SDG Goal
UN SDG Goal

Volunteer

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.

Event Timeline

Phase 1

December 2020 - February 2021
ShaktiCTF - Beginner Round
December 4, 2020

Beginner level women-only CTF

Beginner-Level Training

Basic CybserSecurity Training, introducing participants to Web Security & Exploitation, Assembly, Digital Forensics, Reverse Engineering

Phase 2

February 2021 - March 2021
Challenge Phase (powered by Traboda)

Participants enhance their skills by practising different CTF-challenges from the Traboda Labs platform.

Intermediate-Level Training

Participants receive advanced trainings in different cybersecurity areas to level up their skills.

Phase 3

March 2021 - April 2021
ShaktiCTF - Finals
April 3 - 4, 2021

Finale of ShaktiCTF - Women-Only Jeopardy Style CTF, organized by the organizers of InCTF

Final Summit
April 9 - 11, 2021

3-day CyberSecurity Conference exclusively for Women, that will feature talks, panel-discussions, seminars etc.

Help Us in Our Mission to Make Cyber Security More Accessible for Women

We are offering a limited number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities to companies & organizations.

Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Seimens
Gold Sponsor
VMware
Associate Sponsor
CrowdStrike
Seagate
Prize Sponsors
Sophos
NotSoSecure
FireEye
Hack The Box
Hack The Box

Organized By

India's No.1 Ranked Private University

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.

India's No.1 Ranked Women CTF Team

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.

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