Celebrating Women in Cybersecurity
Honoring Women’s History Month at Dashlane
We’re taking a look at some of cybersecurity’s pioneering and prominent figures—and offering tips to help women stay safe online.
In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day (March 8). In honor of these celebrations, we want to highlight some of the women in cybersecurity who have changed—and are changing—the game. During this time, it’s also important to recognize what is still an unfortunate reality:
Women face outsized risks online.
That’s why in addition to celebrating tech trailblazers, we wanted to provide real, actionable tips to help women stay safe online and safeguard their data.
Did you know there’s a crater on the moon named after one of the first Black female computer scientists at NASA?
In 2021, the International Astronomical Union named a moon crater after Annie Easley. Easley was a computer science trailblazer, and throughout her lifetime she encouraged other women of color to enter the STEM fields.
Amplifying the voices of women in tech and cybersecurity
We asked women at Dashlane:
What have you loved and learned about working in the cybersecurity and tech space?
Did you know the idea for WiFi came from an Austrian-American actress and inventor?
In 1942, Hedy Lamarr patented a torpedo guiding system that would eventually form the technological basis for WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth.
3 tips for women (by women) on how to stay safe online:
Use a password manager to secure your accounts and keep them protected from hackers and unauthorized parties.
Turn your phone into a bodyguard with an app like Noonlight (formerly known as SafeTrek), which can call the police and send your location in the event of an emergency.
Try a proactive service like Safe Shepherd that can scrub your personal data from the internet.
We know this compilation only scratches the surface. Women continue to make important and necessary change in the cybersecurity space—and here at Dashlane.