CONFERENCE

AGENDA

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Badge Pick-Up
9:00 – 10:30 AM INVITATION ONLY: Leadership Breakfast & Symposium
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Career Growth Hub Open (headshots only)
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM WiCyS Store Open
12:00 – 1:30 PM INVITATION ONLY: Senior Leader Luncheon Sponsored by Bloomberg
12:30 – 1:30 PM Rethinking Recruiting: Effective Hiring Practices to Close the Skills Gap
12:30 – 1:30 PM Hacking Your First Time Attendance at the WiCyS Conference
12:30 – 7:00 PM Capture the Flag Mentoring Available
1:30 – 4:30 PM Career Fair Setup for Sponsors
2:00 – 6:00 PM Career Growth Hub Open (headshots, resume review, mock interviews & career conversations)
Optional Workshops (sign up required)
2:00 – 4:00 PM The Beginner’s Guide to Secure Code Reviews
2:00 – 4:00 PM Architectural Thinking for Security
2:00 – 4:00 PM OSINT Unveiled: Techniques and Tools for Effective Information Gathering
2:00 – 4:00 PM The Weaponization of Misinformation: Fortifying Your Mind in the Face of Fake News
2:00 – 4:00 PM The Cultural Intelligence Code for Diverse Leadership
2:00 – 2:45 PM Career Talks: Gs, Cs, and P’s – Exploring Certifications and Career Paths in Cyber
3:00 – 3:45 PM Career Talks: Verizon Career Talk
4:00 – 4:30 PM Break
4:00 – 7:00 PM Poster Session Check-In
Optional Workshops (sign up required)
4:30 – 6:30 PM The Malware Challenge: Stepping Up Your Triage Game
4:30 – 6:30 PM Shift Left Security: Walk the Talk or Lose $10.5 Trillion!
4:30 – 6:30 PM The Best Defense is a Rusty Offense
4:30 – 6:30 PM Introducing ThreatGPT : The Malicious Sibling of ChatGPT
4:30 – 6:30 PM SANS Executive Cybersecurity Exercise
4:30 – 5:15 PM Career Talks: Networking for Introverts in Cybersecurity
5:30 – 6:15 PM Career Talks: An Interviewee’s Secret Sauce
6:30 – 7:15 PM Federal Scholarship Information and Networking Session
7:30 – 8:15 PM Educators/Scientists – Meetup with Federal Funding Agencies
7:30 – 9:30 PM Socials

Friday, April 12, 2024

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Badge Pick-Up
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Available with Tables for Scholarship Recipients
7:00 – 8:15 AM INVITATION ONLY: Early Career MeetUp Breakfast Sponsored by Devry
7:00 – 8:15 AM INVITATION ONLY: Mid Career MeetUp Breakfast Sponsored by ServiceNow
7:00 – 8:15 AM INVITATION ONLY: Male Allyship Breakfast with Program Sponsored by Bloomberg
7:00 – 8:30 AM Poster Session Check-In
8:00 – 9:00 AM Career Fair Setup for Sponsors
8:30 – 9:45 AM Opening & Keynote (doors open at 8:15 am) Coffee Available before & during keynote
9:45 AM – 6:00 PM WiCyS Store Open (closed from 12:00 – 12:30 PM)
9:45 – 11:45 AM Career Fair Open
9:45 – 11:45 AM Capture The Flag Mentoring Available
9:45 – 11:45 AM Career Growth Hub Open (headshots, resume review, mock interviews & career conversations)
9:45 – 11:00 AM Student Poster Session & Networking Refreshment Break
Presentation Sessions
11:00 – 11:45 AM The Psychology of Belonging: Insights from the People Hacker
11:00 – 11:45 AM Accelerating Incident Response Through Automation
11:00 – 11:45 AM Flipping the Script: Unleashing the Power of Flipper Zero in Cybersecurity
11:00 – 11:45 AM The Stealthiest Industrial Revolution
11:00 – 11:45 AM Ascending to the C-Suite: Achieving the Mid-Level to Executive Transition
11:00 – 11:45 AM Student Chapter Leader MeetUp
11:00 – 11:45 AM Career Talks: Ascending to the C-Suite: Achieving the Mid-Level to Executive Transition
12:00 – 12:30 PM Lunch & Networking (must be seated by 12:10 pm to eat)
12:30 – 1:45 PM Keynote
1:55 – 5:30 PM Career Fair Open
1:55 – 5:30 PM Capture The Flag Mentoring Available
1:55 – 5:30 PM Career Growth Hub Open (headshots, resume review, mock interviews & career conversations)
Presentation Sessions
1:55 – 2:40 PM Cloud Detection Engineering: Sleuthing in the Mist
1:55 – 2:40 PM Awareness Alone Won’t Save Us: Why Human-Centered Design is Key to Cybersecurity
1:55 – 2:40 PM The Little ERG That Could: Building a Women in Cybersecurity Group from Scratch
1:55 – 2:40 PM Using AI to Ethically and Safely Boost Your Security Career
1:55 – 2:40 PM Career Talks: Unlocking the Potential: LLM and ChatGPT Applications for Cybersecurity Careers and Beyond
1:55 – 2:40 PM Affiliate Leader MeetUp
2:45 – 3:15 PM Break with Refreshments in Career Fair
Workshops
2:50 – 4:40 PM Impact! How Targeted State Laws Affect Cybersecurity & Individuals in the Industry
2:50 – 4:40 PM Quantitative Cybersecurity Metrics
2:50 – 4:40 PM “Navigating Imposter Syndrome in the Face of Mental and Physical Disabilities”
2:50 – 4:40 PM Choose Your Own Adventure: How Would You Handle a Ransomware Attack?
2:50 – 3:40 PM Career Talks: Rising Above the Flame: Confronting Burnout and Reinforcing Your Personal Boundaries
3:50 – 4:40 PM Career Talks: Reaching the Plateau of Productivity: Empowering Second-Career Women in Cybersecurity
Birds of Feather
4:45 – 5:30 PM Changing the Pace of Cyber: Live Long and Prosper [in pursuit of digital trust & security]
4:45 – 5:30 PM Governing with Robots: What Does an AI-enabled GRC Future Look Like?
4:45 – 5:30 PM Recipe for Resilience: Blending Cross-Functional Talents in the Cybersecurity Kitchen
4:45 – 5:30 PM Overcoming Microaggressions and Shattering Stereotypes as Women in Security
4:45 – 5:30 PM Digital Doppelgängers: The Dance Challenge of Duality—Real Reflections vs. Virtual Visions
6:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner & Networking (must be seated by 6:10 pm to eat)
6:30 – 7:45 PM Keynote
8:30 – 12 Midnight CTF After Dark Party

 

Saturday, April 13, 2024

7:00 – 9:00 AM Badge Pick-Up
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast Available with Tables for Scholarship Recipients
7:00 – 8:15 AM INVITE ONLY: Military Breakfast Sponsored by Bloomberg and Optum
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Luggage Storage Available (closed from 9:30-10:00 AM for group picture)
8:30 – 9:30 AM Keynote (doors open at 8:15 am)
9:30 –10:00 AM Picture & Break with Refreshments
9:45 AM – 1:00 PM WiCyS Store Open
Presentation Sessions
10:00 – 10:45 AM AI Detectives: The Vanguard of Social Media Forensics
10:00 – 10:45 AM Build a Cybersecurity Clinic: Enhance Community Cybersecurity and Train Cyber Leaders
10:00 – 10:45 AM Your APIs Called, And They Told Me Your House is Haunted
10:00 – 10:45 AM ICS Purple Team: Cybersecurity in Industrial Control Systems
Lightning Talks
10:00 – 10:45 AM Atten-tion! Adapting Military Leadership for Cybersecurity Success
10:00 – 10:45 AM Cyber for Swifties: How Swiftie Nation Could Be Great Intelligence Analysts
10:00 – 10:45 AM Phishing 2.0: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence
10:00 – 10:45 AM Technically, You Are Technical
10:00 – 10:45 AM Who Ya Goin’ to Call?
10:00 – 10:45 AM The Role of Cyber Competitions in Cultivating Next-Gen Cybersecurity Talent
10:00 – 10:45 AM Cybersecurity for Social Good
10:00 – 10:45 AM A Quick Dive into the NEW WiCyS Member Portal
Presentation Sessions
11:00 – 11:45 AM Culturally Responsive Cybersecurity Assessment
11:00 – 11:45 AM Building an Internship Program with Universities and Businesses in Your Community
11:00 – 11:45 AM Cyber-Securing Vehicles: Advanced Intrusion Detection Systems for Automotive Cyber Defense
11:00 – 11:45 AM Your Digital Footprint Unveiled: Understanding Your Public Data
Lightning Talks
11:00 – 11:45 AM Who Can Teach High School Cybersecurity? Good High School Teachers!
11:00 – 11:45 AM The Privacy Paradox: Can We Stay Hidden in Plain Sight?
11:00 – 11:45 AM Disney Villains Unleashed: A Cybersecurity Tale
11:00 – 11:45 AM Prompting Success: Using AI for Cybersecurity Education and Research
11:00 – 11:45 AM Don’t Listen to the Naysayers!
11:00 – 11:45 AM You are the CEO of ME: Intentional Behaviors Yield Results
11:00 – 11:45 AM Extending Reach: Growing the WiCyS Community One Affiliate At a Time
11:00 – 11:45 AM Managing and Mobilizing WiCyS Student Chapters
Panels
12:00 – 12:45 PM Don’t be a victim of Gender Washing
12:00 – 12:45 PM From the Roots Up: growing the next generation of cyber professionals with apprenticeship
12:00 – 12:45 PM The Evolution of Cybersecurity Careers in Defending Against Physical Threats
12:00 – 12:45 PM Cyber Sheroes: The Women Commanding AI’s Evolution
12:00 – 12:45 PM Navigating the New Normal: Women in Cybersecurity Adapting to Hybrid Work Environments
12:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch & Networking (must be seated by 1 pm to eat)
1:15 – 2:00 PM Closing Remarks & Awards
2:00 – 2:30 PM Travel Stipend Verification (ONLY for those awarded a travel stipend)
Optional Workshops (sign up required)
2:30 – 4:30 PM Quantum Frontier: Bridging Quantum Information Science and Cybersecurity
2:30 – 4:30 PM Discovering vulnerabilities with automated fuzz testing
2:30 – 4:30 PM Optimizing DFIR in Public Cloud: AWS, Azure, and GCP
2:30 – 4:30 PM Cybersecurity Prompt Engineering: Strategic Approach to Bolster Digital Defense.