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Mental Health Talks with a Cyber Security Professional

January 11 @ 17:30 - 20:30

During the first Cyber Security Talks MeetUp of 2024, Beatrice Cadet – a seasoned cybersecurity professional and clinical psychologist, will discuss the critical intersection between mental health and the cybersecurity industry. With an impressive international career spanning France, the US, Spain, Ireland, and the Netherlands, Beatrice has gained unique insights into the challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals. Currently serving as the Security Intelligence Manager at KLM, she brings a wealth of experience from her roles at TNO, focusing on social engineering, information maneuver, and disinformation.

As we step into the new year, what better way to kick off 2024 than by prioritizing your mental well-being in the world of cybersecurity?

In the dynamic and high-stakes world of cybersecurity, the importance of mental health cannot be overstated. Cybersecurity professionals operate on the frontline of an ever-evolving digital landscape, where the pressure to safeguard sensitive information and systems is relentless. The nature of the job, with its constant exposure to threats and the need for rapid response, places significant stress on individuals and teams. As incidents of cyber threats escalate, so too does the toll on the mental well-being of those tasked with defending against them.

Acknowledging and addressing the mental health challenges within the cybersecurity industry is not just a matter of individual concern; it directly impacts the effectiveness and resilience of the entire workforce. A mentally healthy cybersecurity team is better equipped to handle the pressures of the job, make sound decisions under stress, and ultimately contribute to a more secure digital environment. Fostering a culture that prioritizes mental health is not only a compassionate endeavor but a strategic imperative for sustaining excellence in the field of cybersecurity.

Agenda:

  1. The Momentum of Mental Health Issues in Cybersecurity: Beatrice will delve into why the issue of mental health in the cybersecurity realm is gaining momentum. Through OSINT and her first-hand experiences, she will provide insights into the profound impacts incidents can have on the well-being of cybersecurity professionals. This session aims to shed light on the evolving landscape and the need for collective awareness.
  2. Current Research Findings: Beatrice will present the latest research on mental health within the cybersecurity industry. Drawing from her dual background in cyber and clinical psychology, she will offer a comprehensive overview of existing studies, highlighting key findings that shed light on the challenges faced by professionals in the field. This segment is designed to inform attendees about the current state of knowledge and spark meaningful discussions.
  3. Tips and Tricks: A Toolbox for Individuals and Teams: In the final part of the event, Beatrice will share practical tips and tricks to foster mental well-being for cybersecurity professionals. Whether you’re an individual navigating the demands of the industry or part of a team striving for a healthier workplace, this session will provide actionable insights to mitigate stress, enhance resilience, and promote a culture of well-being.

What can you expect?

An evening filled with interesting presentations, interactive discussions, networking…and as usual, PIZZA AND BEERS!
WHEN: THURSDAY 11TH JANUARY at 5:30 PM
WHERE: WeWork, Weesperstraat 61, Amsterdam
ATTENDEES: Spots are limited and of course free! First come, first serve basis.

Venue

Weesperstraat 61, Amsterdam
Weesperstraat 61
Amsterdam, 1018 VN Netherlands
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