Women in Cybersecurity (WiCys)

Time: March 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM - March 28, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Location: Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta, GA

Description:

Security professionals worldwide are expected to increase to nearly 4.2 million by 2015.

Despite the growing demand and tremendous opportunities in the job market, cybersecurity remains an area where there is significant shortage of skilled professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. Even worse, women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low.

Through the WiCyS community and activities we expect to raise awareness about the importance and nature of cybersecurity career. We hope to generate interest among students to consider cybersecurity as a viable and promising career option.

WiCyS is an effort to bring together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate.