Best Security Mentor

Introducing the nominees for the “Best Security Mentor” category! These outstanding individuals have consistently provided invaluable mentoring support to women in the security field, making a meaningful impact on those they’ve guided and inspired.

Let’s acknowledge their dedication and influence:


Lana Tosic Consultant vCISO Strategy Consulting and Mentoring
Anna Thomson Quantum Security Services
Dean Navarro Fidelity Life Assurance Company
Hilary Walton Microsoft
Jaco Du Toit Workday
Jan Thronborough Outfox
Laura Smith Auckland Transport
Michelle Crowe Xero
Monica Makau Xero
Paul Platen WebSecure
Tamara al-Salim New Zealand Defence Force
Vanessa Piper CyberCX NZ
Wendy Bennett OUTFOX