Tanya Janca

IANS Faculty

    Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the best-selling author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community, podcast, and training company that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty-five years, won countless awards, and has been everywhere from public service to tech giants, writing software, leading communities, founding companies and ‘securing all the things’. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & podcaster and has delivered hundreds of talks on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion, and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.
    • Developing Application Security Programs
    • Secure Code and Design training for software developers
    • Creating and advising DevSecOps Pipelines and strategies
    • Web App Security testing (PenTests) and security Assessments
    • Cloud Security (Azure specialty)

    Achievements & Contributions

    • Founder: We Hack Purple (Academy, Community and Podcast), WoSEC International (Women of Security), OWASP DevSlop, #CyberMentoringMonday
    • Best-Selling Author of Alice and Bob Learn Application Security
    • CISO for 2015 Canadian General Election
    • 13.5 years’ service to the Canadian Public (Government), 25 years in tech
    • Numerous awards: Public Speaking, Security Leadership, Mentoring Leader, Hacker of the Year, DevSecOps Inspiring Individual, etc. from various organizations
    • Spoken and keynoted at security conferences, meetups, and training events the world over
    • Currently authoring second book; Alice and Bob Learn Secure Coding

    Hobbies & Fun Facts

    Tanya is also an avid gardener with a small hobby-farm and will sing karaoke any chance she gets.