SC Magazine UK has collaborated with cyber-security writer Kate O Flaherty to shine a light on 20 UK women in cyber security.

The SC Women of Influence in UK Cyber-Security 2017 was launched to promote female cyber-security role models.

Discussing its list SC Magazine stated: “Apologies in advance to the many women who have been omitted this time despite doing fantastic work in the sector, but when SC Magazine UK came up with our list of 20 women of influence in cyber-security in the UK, as part of our efforts to promote female cyber-security role models, we found we had an abundance of talent to choose from.”

“There are indeed many old friends of SC among the selection and others we would like to have included, but each of those included in our final shortlist deserves their place to be honoured for their achievements.   This isn’t an award, there is no prize, just – we hope – a bit of kudus for having their success recognised and applauded by the industry.”

Women of influence in UK cyber security 2017: 20 women to watch

Caroline Rivett – KPMG global cyber-security lead for life sciences

Jane Frankland – CISO advisor, speaker, author

Nicola Whiting – chief operating officer at Titania

Angela Sasse – head of information security research at University College London (UCL) and director of the GCHQ/EPSRC-funded national research institute for the Science of Cyber Security.

Jennifer Arcuri – ethical hacker and Hacker House founder

Elizabeth Denham – UK information commissioner

Kirsty Phillips – executive search consultant at Hawker Chase and creator of WinC

Carmina Lees – vice president, security, UK and Ireland at IBM

Ruth Davis- head of cyber security strategy, BT Security

Dr Jessica Barker – J L Barker Ltd and

Rashmi Knowles – CTO for EMEA at RSA.

Amanda Finch – general manager at the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)

Emma Smith – group technology security director Vodafone Group

Rowena Fell – security director at EY and WSS board member

Sadie Creese – director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School

Cath Goulding – head of information security, Nominet and WSS board

Neira Jones – consultant and speaker

Jane Wainwright –  senior manager at PwC’s cyber security division

Sharon Barber – director of IT cyber security and risk at Lloyds Banking Group

Mivy James – head of consulting, national security and technical consultant at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

See the full list of these amazing women in cyber security, with bios and achievements, here.