In a dynamic and ever-evolving digital landscape, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. From safeguarding personal data to protecting critical infrastructure, the need for skilled professionals in this field is more pressing than ever. Recently, our team had the privilege of participating in the #NextGenGirls session organized by Women In Tech Maldives, where Ms. Malak Ali, a Junior Hardware Security Engineer from our R&D Team, shared invaluable insights into cybersecurity and her journey in innovative hardware design.

Ms. Malak’s journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring young women considering a career in technology. Through her engaging presentation, she illuminated the intricate world of cybersecurity through introduction to the work our team is doing, emphasizing the significance of proactive measures in mitigating cyber threats using quiz and knowledge sharing. From her early fascination with technology to her current role as a trailblazer in hardware security, Ms. Malak’s story underscores the limitless opportunities available in the tech industry.

One of the highlights of the session was Ms. Malak’s discussion on innovative hardware design work, which she’s undertaking within the Research and Development Team of OXIQA. In an era where cyberattacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, the role of hardware security engineers is paramount. Ms. Malak provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities in this domain, emphasizing the need for continuous learning and adaptation to stay ahead of emerging threats.

Moreover, the #NextGenGirls session served as a platform to encourage young women to pursue careers in cybersecurity. By sharing her experiences and expertise, Ms. Malak ignited a passion for technology and cybersecurity among the participants, empowering them to break barriers and shatter stereotypes in the male-dominated tech industry.

As we commemorate #GirlsinICTDay, it is imperative to recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in shaping the future of technology. Events like the #NextGenGirls session not only inspire the next generation of female leaders but also foster a supportive ecosystem where women can thrive and excel in STEM fields.

In conclusion, the insights shared by Ms. Malak during the #NextGenGirls session underscore the critical role of women in cybersecurity and technology. As we continue to champion diversity and inclusion, let us strive to create a future where every aspiring young woman feels empowered to pursue her dreams in the world of technology.

Stay tuned for more updates and initiatives aimed at empowering women in STEM!