Lynn Dohm

Executive Director

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Lynn Dohm’s area of focus is within an important aspect of cybersecurity: People.

With more than 25 years of organizational and leadership experience, Lynn specializes in partnership building, advocacy and strategy. She has worked in various capacities in the cybersecurity education sector, with active involvement in grant-funded programs and nonprofits that assist in providing educational solutions to the cybersecurity workforce.

As the Executive Director, Lynn is most energized by the industry and community partnerships – both well established and nascent – that WiCyS has fostered through its various initiatives and recruitment efforts. Under her leadership, WiCyS has positioned itself as a leading model of how a multi-organizational approach can strengthen the cybersecurity workforce.

Lynn is passionate about leveraging diverse mindsets, skill sets and perspectives to solve problems and facilitating learning opportunities and discussions on leading with inclusion, equity and allyship. She has been recognized for her expertise and commitment to bridging the cybersecurity workforce gap and improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity.

She has received numerous awards and accolades as a result of her work, including the People’s Choice award for Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, the “Light that Shines” by EmpoWE-R Women of Infosec and Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine. In 2020 and 2021, she accepted the nonprofit Ally of the Year award for WiCyS.

Lynn is also an accomplished keynote presenter, panelist, and moderator for international conferences, events, and organizations. She has served on the International Judging Panel for the IFSEC Global “Top Influencers & Fire,” is an advisory board member for Women in Cybersecurity – Beyond Borders, and an inaugural member of the (ISC)2 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Lynn is dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of bolstering the cybersecurity workforce with people from diverse walks of life and participated in more than 50 speaking engagements in 2022.

Prior to WiCyS, Lynn helped launch the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) and worked in various capacities with the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCYTE), Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), Cybersecurity Competition Federation (CyberFed), National CyberWatch Center, and National Cyber League, among others.

2023 Speaking Engagements 
  • September 26, 2023. InfoSec World 2023: Powering Up the Cybersecurity Workforce by Keeping an Eye on the “I”. Learn more HERE.
  • September 7, 2023. Billington Cybersecurity Summit: Leveraging Diversity in Your Cyber Workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • August 24-25, 2023. SANS Security Awareness: Managing Human Risk Summit 2023. Learn more HERE.
  • July 12, 2023. (ISC)² Global DEI Summit: Facilitating an Executive and DEI Roundtable. Learn more HERE.
  • June 13-14, 2023. AWS re:Inforce: The Art of Inclusion: Diversity to Shine. Learn more HERE.
  • June 8, 2023. SecureWorld Chicago: Executive Panel- Making the Cybersecurity Music: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Today’s InfoSec Landscape. Learn more HERE.
  • June 6, 2023. NICE Conference: The Power Of Diversity: Building A Stronger Cybersecurity Workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • June 5, 2023. NICE Conference: Developing The Next Generation Of Diverse Cybersecurity Professionals Through A Multi-Organizational Partnership. Learn more HERE.
  • June 5, 2023. NICE Conference: Expanding the Next Generation’s Skills Development: Using Gamification for Cyber Learning. Learn more HERE.
  • May 18, 2023. 2023 RH-ISAC CISO: DE&I, Talent Development & The Workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • May 12, 2023. Keyfactor: Tech Talk – Women in Cybersecurity.
  • May 02-04, 2023. All Access Cyber Security Global 2023: Enhancing security in the face of increased attacks, more vulnerabilities, and a shortage of talent. Learn more HERE.
  • April 24, 2023. RSAC: The Art of Inclusion: Helping Diversity to Shine. Learn more HERE.
  • April 19, 2023. Cyber and National Security Wee Dram. Learn More HERE.
  • April 19, 2023. UGA CyberArch on Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS). Learn More HERE.
  • April 19, 2023. Monthly Cyber Skills for All Full Learning Cohort.
  • March 31st, 2023. ChiCyberCon: Learn more HERE.
  • March 29, 2023. Forescout Women’s Panel Event: How Inclusion Drives Diversity. Learn more HERE.
  • March 22, 2023. Infosecurity Magazine Online Summit. Fulfilling the Skills Gap: Recruitment and Retention. Learn more HERE.
  • March 16, 2023. WiCyS 2023: WiCyS Career Village. Learn more HERE.
  • March 08, 2023. Allstate: Breaking Down Barriers: Building a more inclusive cybersecurity workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • February 28, 2023. AICC: Where are we going to get the number of professionals we need? Learn more HERE.
  • February 2, 2023. ChiBrrCon: Why Are We falling To Get Women In Cybersecurity. Learn more HERE.
  • January 25, 2023. Aleria: 2023 Measuring The State Of Inclusion Of Women In Cybersecurity. Learn more HERE.
  • January 18, 2023. AACC: Workforce Development Institute. Learn more HERE.
2022 Speaking Engagements 
  • January 27, 2022. WiCyS: Inclusive Cybersecurity Mentoring and Career Assessment. Learn more HERE.
  • February 1, 2022. ITProTV: Technado Ep.241. Learn more HERE.
  • February 2, 2022. WiCyS/Haystack Solutions: WiCyS Internship Program. Learn more HERE.
  • February 22, 2022. WiCyS/SANS Institute: WiCyS Cyber FastTrack Cohort. Learn more HERE.
  • March 1, 2022. Cyber Healthcare & Pharma Summit: Closing Security Keynote with Allison Miller of Optum/United Healthcare Group. Learn more HERE.
  • March 2, 2022. WiCyS/Haystack Solutions: Understanding Your CyberGEN.IQ Results. Learn more HERE.
  • March 4, 2022. SiberX: Mind the Gap|Episode 2. Learn more HERE. 
  • March 8, 2022. Fortinet: Women in Cybersecurity (Women’s Day). Learn more HERE.
  • March 10, 2022. ChannelProNetwork. Learn more HERE.
  • March 11, 2022. CSO: How WiCyS is taking on security’s image problem. Learn more HERE.
  • March 19, 2022. WiCyS Conference: Oh Cyber, My Cyber: Rise Up and Hear the Buzzer! Explore the Tools Used to Develop YOU as the Next Generation of Diverse Cybersecurity Professionals!
  • March 25, 2022. NCyTE Webinar: The Cybersecurity Workforce: REIMAGINED. Learn more HERE.
  • March 29, 2022. Palo Alto Networks: Ujima Women’s History Month – Panel and Free Cybersecurity Training. Learn more HERE.
  • March 31, 2022. The Daily Swig: Tearing down red flags: Women in CyberSecurity’s Lynn Dohm on tackling the high exit rate of female infosec pros. Learn more HERE.
  • March 31, 2022. Indiana University Speaker Series: The Cybersecurity Workforce: REIMAGINED. Learn more HERE. 
  • March 31, 2022. San Diego Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.
  • April 20, 2022. Cyber Future Foundation: It’s HOW you Know: Modern Networking Strategies to Supercharge your Cyber Career. Learn more HERE.
  • May 3, 2022. Cyber Security Digital Summit: Leaders’ Panel: The Future of Information Security. Learn more HERE.
  • May 5, 2022. Denver Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE. 
  • May 5, 2022. ChiBrrCon: Cyber Workforce/Women in Cyber Security. Learn more HERE.
  • May 5, 2022. ISSA Chicago: The World is on Fire ~ Pass the Tequila & Salt – Sr. Leadership Fireside Chat. Learn more HERE.
  • May 23, 2022. Business of Cyber. Learn more HERE.
  • June 7, 2022. RSA: Level Up Leadership Traits through Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) Mentoring. Learn more HERE.
  • June 15, 2022. Secure World: Cyber Workforce: REIMAGINED. Learn more HERE.
  • June 22,2022. Nashville Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.
  • June 22, 2022. AITP Chicago: AITP ChicagoDEI SIG. 
  • July 8, 2022. Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum: Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS). 
  • July 16, 2022. The Diana Initiative (TDI): Breaking Into Cybersecurity.
  • July 20, 2022. CIO: IT leaders uplift women to fill tech talent gaps. Learn more HERE.
  • July 28, 2022. SDxCentral: WiCyS/Fortinet Women in Cyber.
  • July 28, 2022. DC Metro Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.
  • July 29, 2022. CISO Exchange: Increasing Diversity: Strengthening the Synergy of The Security Workforce.
  • August 4, 2022. #StandOutIn90Sec. Learn more HERE.
  • August 16, 2022. AACC: Cybersecurity for All – Community Colleges Lead the Way (American Association of Community Colleges). 
  • August 26, 2022. Chicago Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.
  • September 7, 2022. Billington CyberSecurity Summit: CISA Cyber Priorities. Learn more HERE.
  • September 26, 2022. InfoSec World: Helping to Build a Strong and Diverse Team. Learn more HERE.
  • September 28, 2022. InfoSec World: Cyber Workforce: REIMAGINED. Learn more HERE. 
  • October 8, 2022. AISES: The Cybersecurity Workforce: REIMAGINED. Learn more HERE.
  • October 12, 2022. AISA: Why am I here? Uncover imposter syndrome. Learn more HERE. 
  • October 12, 2022. AISA: WiCyS – Intentional actions: The global perspective to shifting the cyber security workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • October 13, 2022. AISA: Industry panel. Learn more HERE. 
  • October 14, 2022. Scottsdale Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE. 
  • October 19, 2022. PayPal Cybersecurity Conference: Welcoming More Women to the Cybersecurity Field.
  • October 20,2022. VMware: Ask the Howlers: See Yourself in Cyber. 
  • October 27, 2022. Los Angeles Cyber Security Summit: Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.
  • October 28th-29th, 2022. TRIWiC. Learn more HERE.
  • November 3, 2022. CyberRisk Leadership Exchange Chicago: WiCyS Introduction. Learn more HERE.
  • November 3, 2022. CyberRisk Leadership Exchange Chicago: Closing Keynote: Expanding your Security Mindset. Learn more HERE
  • November 7, 2022. Cyversity: Striving for 50/30: A holistic approach to developing the next generation of diverse cybersecurity professionals with multi-organizational partnerships. Learn more HERE. 
  • November 10, 2022. Boston Cyber Security Summit. Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.
  • November 16, 2022. The Cyber Express. WiCyS Introduction Interview. Learn more HERE.
  • December 8, 2022. Houston CyberSecurity Summit. Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE. 
  • December 8, 2022. NCyTE. Expanding and measuring diversification initiatives in cybersecurity at community colleges. Learn more HERE.