WiCyS 2022 is the go-to event to help you get where you want to be. We help organizations recruit, retain and advance women in cybersecurity — all while creating a community of engagement, encouragement and support at a technical conference.
The 9th Annual WiCyS conference is not only the flagship conference for women in cybersecurity but, regardless of gender, is the largest cybersecurity conference with equal representation of professionals and students.
The WiCyS 2022 Call for Participation for speaking engagement proposals, student scholarships, faculty grants, and Veteran and BIPOC fellowships closed on October 18, 2021.
General registration will open on Monday, February 7th, 2022.
NOTE: Students must have a scholarship to attend WiCyS 2022. Academic sponsorships include a certain number of scholarships.
The 2021 conference was at a reduced capacity with COVID-19 social distancing and mask policies in place. It had 1,315 attendees, 750 student scholars, 300+ volunteers, 203 travel stipends were issued, 95 recruiters, 87 sponsors, 84 veterans, 53 Veteran Fellowship awardees, 32 Faculty Grants awarded, 29 Active Military registrants, 25 student research posters, 23 technical sessions, 17 awards, 16 workshops, 15 lightning talks, 12 presentations, 10 community collaborators, 6 featured speakers, 6 information sessions, 4 keynotes, 4 leadership events, 3 MeetUps, and one Capture-the-Flag game.
Student Scholarship Recipient
CEO, PurePoint International
“Being at WiCyS, I can truly say I was with my people. It was wonderful to hear women share stories similar to my own personal experiences, or share similar thoughts on perspectives as a practitioner. Within this wave of leaders, it was also incredible to see the vast diversity, in every way of the individuals, and to know this organization stands for ALL of us. This is an exciting time for WiCyS and it’s exciting time to be in the cybersecurity industry.”
Compliance and Security Analyst at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
“To be able to experience the energy and surrealness of being in the company of so many phenomenal women was short of amazing. Hearing the stories of the speakers and the other attendees, was so inspirational and gave validation to the very existence of WiCyS.”
WiCyS Veteran Apprentice at Bloomberg
“I asked myself what quality do I embody as a veteran and so I looked up tenacity in the dictionary which stated that tenacity is “The greatest stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder,” It further spoke of the cohesion that keeps it together. That glue is the interconnectedness of the human component that drives the spirit. It all boils down to our community and the support we receive.”
WiCyS Mid-Atlantic Affiliate
WiCyS New England Affiliate
SANS Institute Advisory Board Member
“As a transplant from the life science field, I didn’t know anyone in CyberSec field as a graduate student. On the brink of quitting, I won an unexpected scholarship to attend one WiCyS conference, and haven’t looked back nor thought to quit ever since. Invest in yourself and allow WiCyS to double it.”