Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is going Virtual April 15-17

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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is connecting with its community online April 15-17 for WiCyS Virtual 20 (WiCySv20). This robust schedule of sessions and career fair is set to continue the momentum of the WiCyS’ mission to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity.

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During these unusual circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to join forces and embrace the WiCyS community.

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is connecting with its community online April 15-17 for WiCyS Virtual 20 (WiCySv20). This robust schedule of sessions and career fair is set to continue the momentum of the WiCyS’ mission to recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity.

As we shift into the world of virtual connections, the WiCyS community remains strong. WiCySv20 is a technical virtual summit with plethora of opportunity for professional development. A wide variety of sessions will be led by knowledgeable leaders from companies such as Optum, Cisco, Raytheon, Microsoft, US Cyber Range, Netflix, and more.

Technical presentation, poster sessions, lightning talks, National Cyber League (NCL) live coaching, coffee clutch chats and daily keynotes will fill each day. Sessions will follow different tracks that include Current Technology and Challenges, Career Development, Best Practices and Looking Ahead. Keynote speakers include Gretchen Block from Optum, Diane Janosek from NSA’s National Cryptologic School, Jennifer Buckner from Mastercard, Hart Rossman from Amazon, Ruchi Shah from Google, and Barbara Mueller from Raytheon.

The event closes with a virtual career fair on April 17, 1-5 p.m. CT. High level conference sponsors include VIPs Cisco, Facebook and Optum; Premium sponsors AWS, Google, Mastercard, Raytheon, and State Farm; and Diamond sponsors Adobe, Bank of America, Carnegie Mellon University, CEROC at Tennessee Tech, Dakota State University, IBM, Microsoft Security, Robinhood, Salesforce, VISA, and Walmart. View all sponsors here: https://careerfair.wicys.org/

WiCyS Virtual 20 also will have networking opportunities plus virtual social events for professional affiliates, student chapters and all WiCyS members.

“During these unusual circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to join forces and embrace the WiCyS community,” said Lynn Dohm, WiCyS executive director. “Together, we will continue to move forward and overcome the challenges of shelter-in-place by connecting virtually. We have the talent and skill among us to learn, grow and continue to advance in both our educational pathways and careers. The WiCyS Virtual 20 will enable our members to do just that!”

All WiCyS members can attend this event for free, and new members are welcome. Become a member at http://www.wicys.org/join. WiCyS also has a new COVID-19 membership relief for recently unemployed professionals due to the pandemic. For $10, they can receive all the benefits from a three-month membership.

For more information, visit https://careerfair.wicys.org/.

About WiCyS:
Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is the premier nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity. Founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj from Tennessee Tech University through a National Science Foundation grant in 2013, WiCyS offers opportunities and resources for its members and collaboration benefits for its sponsors and partners. The organization’s founding partners are Cisco, Facebook and Palo Alto Networks. WiCyS’ strategic partners include Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Equifax, Facebook, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Google, HERE Technologies, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Nike, Optum, Palo Alto Networks, PayPal, SANS Institute, Target, and University of California San Diego. To partner with WiCyS, visit https://www.wicys.org/become-a-partner

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