Lynn Dohm

Executive Director

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Lynn Dohm’s area of focus is a critical aspect of cybersecurity: People.

With over 25 years of organizational and leadership experience, Lynn specializes in partnership building, advocacy, and strategy. As Executive Director of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), she is energized by the industry and community partnerships – both well-established and nascent – that WiCyS has fostered through its initiatives, training programs, partnerships, and recruitment efforts. Her leadership has established WiCyS as a leading model of how a collaborative, multi-organizational approach can strengthen the cybersecurity workforce.

Lynn has held various roles in cybersecurity workforce enterprises, actively participating in grant-funded programs and nonprofits that help bridge the gap of the critical cybersecurity workforce shortage. Prior to WiCyS, Lynn contributed to launching the Community College Cyber Summit (3CS) and worked in various roles within 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.

Driven by a passion for harnessing diverse mindsets, skill sets, and perspectives to solve problems, Lynn leads discussion on inclusion, equity and allyship. She has been extensively recognized for her expertise and commitment to improving accessibility and opportunities in cybersecurity, enhancing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in the field.

Lynn’s efforts have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including Future Con’s Award of Excellence 2024, being named a Top 25 cybersecurity leader of 2024 by CS Hub, receiving People’s Choice award for Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, the “Light that Shines”award from EmpoWE-R Women of Infosec, and being listed a Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine. Recently, she was also appointed to the Cloud Security Alliance AI Safety Initiative Non-Profit Leadership Council.

An accomplished keynote presenter, panelist, and moderator for international conferences, events, and organizations, Lynn participated in over 50 speaking engagements in 2023, raising awareness about the importance of bolstering the cybersecurity workforce with people from diverse walks of life. Additionally, Lynn is a proud contributor to the book “The Privacy Leader Compass” and “Measuring Inclusion: A case study in Cybersecurity”, 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.

2024 Speaking Engagements

  • September 19-20, 2024. Mindfluence Cybersecurity: CISO/Executive Leadership Forum Learn more HERE
  • September 3-6, 2024. Billington Cybersecurity Summit: Workforce Diversity Panel
  • July 25, 2024. NASA NaTS Time to Talk
  • June 13, 2024. American CIO & IT Summit DE&I Panel Moderator Learn more HERE
  • June 4-5, 2024. NICE Conference Roadmap to Advancement through Skills Gap Analysis Learn More HERE
  • May 8, 2024. RSAC Cybersecurity Leadership: Mobilize, not Paralyze Learn More HERE
  • May 6, 2024. RSAC Panel Moderator Balancing Employee Sentiment and Metrics for  Successful Business Impact Learn More HERE
  • March 28, 2024. ACI LIVE Webinar: You Can Have IT All Learn More HERE
  • March 27, 2024. Arctic Wolf: Women Transforming Tech
  • March 23, 2024. Women in Cyber White House ONCD Webinar Learn more HERE 
  • March 20, 2024. Campbell’s Soup LIVE Webinar: Keeping an eye on the “I” of Inclusion: Women in CyberSecurity
  • March 14, 2024. SecureWorld Boston: Fireside Chat Transitioning from CISO to CIO: What Changes? Learn more HERE
  • March 12, 2024. eChannel NEWS Women in Tech Interview Learn more HERE
  • March 4-5, 2024. DeVry University Media Tour: Women’s Underrepresentation in the technology field during Women’s History Month 
  • February 9, 2024. Gigamon GigaWomen Session: Powering Up the Cybersecruity Workforce by Keeping an Eye on the “I”
  • January 25, 2024. ASAE: Solutions for Navigating DEIA Headwinds. Learn more HERE

2023 Speaking Engagements

  • November 30, 2023. The Power of WiCyS Student Chapters at Howard Community College.
  • November 16, 2023. #DIRC23: Measuring DEI Impact. Learn more HERE.
  • November 7, 2023. TEALS.
  • November 3, 2023. Women in Cyber Summit.
  • November 2, 2023. ISSA Chicago.
  • November 2, 2023. NPower Fall guest Co-hort.
  • October 23-24, 2023. Pre-Conference Workshop: The ISC2 Women Cyber Leaders Workshop. Learn more HERE.
  • October 19, 2023. Government Cybersecurity Roadshow Texas keynote. Learn more HERE.
  • October 17, 2023. California State University October Cybersecurity Awareness Month campaign: Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Chat: Building a Culture of Allyship. Learn more HERE.
  • October 12, 2023. Google and Cyberworkforce Partners Presents Cyber Workforce: Celebrating Collaboration. Learn more HERE.
  • October 4, 2023. Charleston Women In Tech and Citadel DoD Cyber Institute (CDCI) keynote.
  • October 3, 2023. Planned Parenthood InforSec.
  • September 29, 2023. Pace University (in partnership with Verizon) | Keynote.
  • September 26, 2023. InfoSec World 2023: Powering Up the Cybersecurity Workforce by Keeping an Eye on the “I.” Learn more HERE.
  • September 14-15, 2023. Mindfluence Lake Geneva: Cybersecurity Leadership Forum. Learn more HERE.
  • September 8, 2023. #STMIC. Learn more HERE.
  • September 7, 2023. Billington Cybersecurity Summit: Leveraging Diversity in Your Cyber Workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • August 25, 2023. SANS Security Awareness: Managing Human Risk Summit 2023: Panel | The Foundation to a Strong Security Culture: Feeling Safe and Included. Learn more HERE.
  • August 25, 2023. SANS Security Awareness: Managing Human Risk Summit 2023: Keynote | Cybersecurity Leadership: Mobilize, not Paralyze. Learn more HERE.
  • August 10, 2023. Black Hat 2023: Facilitated Discussion: The Art of Inclusion: Helping Diversity to Shine. Learn more HERE.
  • August 10, 2023. Black Hat 2023: Meet and Greet. 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 7, 2023. Forescoute: The Art of Inclusion: Helping Diversity to Shine.
  • June 6, 2023. NICE Conference: The Power Of Diversity: Building A Stronger Cybersecurity Workforce. Learn more HERE.
  • June 6, 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.