Women in Cyber Security 2017

Posted by Kathleen Smith

WiCyS 2017 is producing the career fair for the fourth annual Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) conference, March 31 – April 1 in Tucson, Arizona. WiCyS is designed as a forum for women to expand their opportunities in cyber security through an exchange of knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.

The conference includes keynote presentations, workshops, poster competitions, mentoring sessions and of course, the career fair we’ll be producing. Speakers for this year’s event include:

  • Diane Miller, Director of InfoSec Operations and Identity Management, Northrop Grumman
  • Linda R. Medler, Director of Cyber, Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) Advanced Missile Systems (AMS)
  • J. Radowicz, Security Engineer, Google
  • Rinki Sethi, Senior Director of Security Operations and Strategy, Palo Alto Networks
  • Lisa Lafleur, Chief Information Security Officer, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)

WiCys was launched in 2013 by Dr. Ambareen Siraj, Computer Science, Tennessee Tech University.

Make the Best Choice for You

If you’re a student in a cyber security field WiCyS is a priceless opportunity to network and rub shoulders with more cyber security professionals and employers than you ever will on campus. As an attendee from last year’s event said:

“I really loved this conference, and it was a life-changing experience that opened all kinds of perspectives and options that I didn’t know existed with this degree.”

Networking and getting a bigger picture view of the cyber security field and what the possibilities are helps you determine where you want to go in your career. But it also broadens your horizons and expands your professional knowledge beyond that of your competition in the job market. Being in demand because of your field of study is one thing. Gathering the tools and knowledge to make the best career choice for you, is quite another.

Learn about the possibilities open to you. Expand your knowledge base. Make more informed career decisions. That’s what WiCyS can do for you.

Companies Are Investing in You

Stephanie Siteman, Facebook Information Security Program Manager and WiCyS Advisory Board Member shares, “The security industry is at its strongest when it reflects the diversity of the people who use our technology and services. Facebook consistently invests in educational opportunities and skills development for women who are interested in security fields, and the WiCyS Conference is an important venue for inspiring the women who will one day take on the industry’s biggest challenges.”

Other sponsors for 2017 include Facebook, Raytheon, Palo Alto Networks, IBM, Cisco, Target, Endgame, Cyberwire, and

Supporting academic and government institutions include Department of Homeland Security, University of Arizona, UT Dallas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Indiana University and the Center for Security Informatics, Columbus State University, John Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, Rochester Institute for Technology, and Mississippi State University, Towson University, SANS, CISSE.

How You Can Participate

For more information and to register for the conference visit:

After you register for the conference, upload your resume and create a profile for the career fair here: Employers will be previewing resumes before the conference, so be sure to upload your information now.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:13 pm

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