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Jacqueline McNamara
Jacqui is the Head of Security Services @ Telstra, Chair of Females in IT and T (FITT) Australia, and passionate supporter of women in tech.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 15
Awesome work from Australia’s very own
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Berin Lautenbach Jun 14
Some tips from to help you spot a scam email (and what to do if you think you’ve received one)
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Well certainly I looked at the photo and focused on the company. I guess everyone sees what they want to see. Hardly Jane’s fault. And yes she is pretty freaking awesome isn’t she?
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Well my view is that whilst I agree, the solution is not having them, rather than engaging in semantics over what to call them when it does happen. Best we stop the issue at its source - unfortunately this language makes this issue clear whereas being more circumspect might not.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Yes agree. I don’t think Jane was making it about the women, just that it’s hard to describe the problem with no picture.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
If you want to play the victim that's your choice. You can choose how you take any feedback, you can become aggressive and refuse to listen (as you have) or you can understand the issue by listening and evolving. Evolve or die out like the dinosaurs.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
...and worse, almost, I realise you're not even meaning any harm, you really think you're doing good things in a well intended way. But the level of entitlement and disregard for women you display is really worrying. Please educate yourself. Listen to women. Stop mansplaining.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
i'll be really honest , I think you should do less with women in cyber, I shudder to think of you interacting with women entering the industry when you lack such basic understanding of the issues and respect for women as contributors in this space.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Their existence at a conference is disrespectful to women in cyber and Jane is calling out their role, not them as individuals and the people who hired them. Talking about outlawing sex work is not disrespectful to sex workers, nor is calling them sex workers. It's 2018. Sigh.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
...you are missing the point entirely. They are not support staff. They are women who are hired to attract attention with their looks and outfits. They are being objectified. That makes all of us who are women feel uncomfortable at best and unsafe at worst.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Mate, the exact whole point of my efforts here are that they are NOT irrelevant to what was said. You don't understand the issue here, you're not willing to listen when we explain, I will bet $100 you haven't read Jane's article explaining it, you insist on talking down to me...
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Yes. You don’t seem to understand the difference between support and respect. Personally, I’d prefer you offered more respect and less support. Start by avoiding any more mansplaining.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Because that is what happens to us at conferences. When our gender are objectified we are not invited to speak, we are considered less than, and as soon as drinks start we risk being sexually assaulted and harassed. This happens every conference, regardless of age. I’m so done.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
So if you’re such a strong supporter (which I doubt, frankly) - actually listen to what we are saying here. Does it make you feel profoundly uncomfortable when magicians turn up? Do you feel objectified? Do women grope you at the bar after ogling the men all day?
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Good grief. Stop playing the victim. If you want to make this kind of diversity faux pas in your own industry on an industry event’s questionable activities then you really aren’t thinking if your game plan is hoping they won’t find out. Security by obscurity is a bad strategy.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Of course there are - but no one is objectifying those CISOs. You are completely missing the point. And whilst I didn’t tag your employer they’re super committed to diversity and I think would be horrified at how badly you are missing the point here!
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
Replying to @JaneFrankland @CTXIS
For the moment, anyway...
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
It's not about the money or power your "friends" have - as long as they're not dressed like Borat and creating an environment where women are things rather than useful contributors, I don't care whether they're there or not! You are missing the point. Deliberately perhaps.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
The dress objectifies her and other women. Jane checked her knowledge on security if you bothered to read the thread. I don't want to meet your people.
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Jacqueline McNamara Jun 12
I don't believe you've read your post. A tip for you, young man, internet aggression like this is recorded on the internet forever and now you've got people in two countries who won't hire you because of your attitude, regardless of your skills. Is that what you're hoping for?
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