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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) conference call for participation

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The WiCyS conference program showcases the strength of diversity, where a wide spectrum of able voices are seen, heard and celebrated. The technical conference is an inclusive space for women to gain professional development opportunities to pave the way for career advancement.

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is planning its next technical conference March 16 to 18 in Denver, Colorado, and looking for participants to present and share their knowledge.

At its annual conference, WiCyS has contributors showcase their expertise, skill and talents on a global stage to encourage more women to join or advance in the cybersecurity field.

Individuals, organizations and companies can submit multiple proposals in one of these tracks: Today’s Technology and Challenges, Looking Ahead, Best Practices and Career Development. These sessions could be student research posters, technical presentations, workshops, Birds-of-a-Feather (informal discussions), lightning talks or panels.

“The WiCyS conference program showcases the strength of diversity, where a wide spectrum of able voices are seen, heard and celebrated. The technical conference is an inclusive space for women to gain professional development opportunities to pave the way for career advancement. The 2023 program will no doubt highlight thoughts, experiences and achievements of outstanding female professionals who contribute to a strong and diverse cybersecurity workforce,” said Dr. Ambareen Siraj, WiCyS program chair.

Each accepted proposal will receive one complimentary registration. One student per research poster will receive a scholarship to attend. Anyone new to submitting a presentation or who is looking for guidance can work with WiCyS mentors. To request a mentoring session, email program@wicys.org.

Submissions are due Oct. 31. Student research posters are due Dec. 12. Accepted proposals will be notified on Nov. 28. For more information, visit http://www.wicys.org/events/wicys-2023/callforparticipation/.

About WiCyS:

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a nonprofit organization with international reach dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity. WiCyS was founded by Dr. Ambareen Siraj in 2013 through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Tennessee Tech University. In less than 10 years, it has grown into an organization (est. in 2017) representing a leading alliance between trailblazers from academia, government, and industry. WiCyS offers opportunities, trainings, events, and resources for its members. Strategic partners include Tier 1: Amazon Web Services, Battelle, Bloomberg, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute, Cisco, Fortinet, Google, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Meta, Microsoft, Optum, Sandia National Laboratories, SentinelOne. Tier 2: AbbVie, Aristocrat, Dell Technologies , JPMorgan Chase & Co., LinkedIn, McKesson, Navy Federal Credit Union, Nike, Wayfair, Workday. To partner, visit http://www.wicys.org/support/strategic-partnerships/.

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