Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), has announced its keynote lineup of leading women in cybersecurity. The conference will be held March 28 to 30 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Conference speakers include Dr. Dawn Beyer, Senior Fellow at Lockheed Martin; Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor, Director of CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University; Patricia Denno, Vice President of Global Intelligence Operations at Fidelity; Wendy Nather, Head of Advisory CISOs, Duo Security at Cisco; and Michele Schochet, Director of Security at Facebook.
The WiCyS conference will focus on recruiting, retaining, inspiring and advancing women in cybersecurity careers as well as its inclusiveness of students and educators, industry, government, the military and research organizations. It will feature more than 60 technical presentations, hands-on workshops, Birds of a Feather sessions (on topics related to cybersecurity), lightning talks, panel discussions and more than 25 student research project poster sessions. The sessions are organized into four tracks: Today’s Technology and Challenges, Looking Ahead, Best Practices and Career Development.
The conference is sponsored by major corporations, universities, research labs, nonprofit associations and government agencies such as Bank of America, Bloomberg, Cisco, CMU, CSSIA, CyberSN, CyberWatch West, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Georgia Tech University, Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, Microsoft, National Cyber League, Palo Alto Networks, PayPal, Raytheon, Rochester Institute of Technology, Salesforce, SANS Institute, the Security Industry Association, Symantec, University of Texas Dallas, VISA, Walmart and founding institution, Tennessee Tech University.
WiCyS also provides a job board, career fair and networking and mentoring opportunities in its quest to continually work toward fulfilling its mission.