Lynn Dohm

Executive Director




Lynn Dohm brings more than 25 years of organizational and leadership experience to the WiCyS team. She has successfully collaborated with businesses, nonprofits and NSF-funded grants and helped produce outcomes that aligned with their cybersecurity business goals. As a solution-oriented strategist, Lynn focuses on nonprofits, facilitating process improvements, coordinating project management and using resourceful operations to achieve strategic objectives.

Lynn has long been committed to cybersecurity education and for the last 14 years held active roles in grant-funded programs and nonprofits that assist in providing educational solutions for the cybersecurity workforce. She is passionate about the need for diverse mindsets, skill sets and perspectives to solve problems that never previously existed and aims to facilitate learning opportunities and discussions on leading with inclusion, equity and allyship. Lynn lives each day fulfilled as she continues to crusade, along with the strong and committed community of women, allies and advocates within the WiCyS organization, to bridge the cybersecurity workforce gap and improve the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in cybersecurity.

In addition to Lynn being awarded Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity by Cyber Defense Magazine, she accepted the Nonprofit of the Year Award for WiCyS in 2020 and 2021, is on numerous cybersecurity judging panels, advisory boards, and is an inaugural member of (ISC)2’s DEI Task Force. She has been interviewed on TV and radio throughout the nation and is a keynote presenter, panelist and moderator for multiple international conferences, events and organizations.


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 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 during CyberRisk Leadership Exchange Chicago. 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. 
  • December 8, 2022. Houston CyberSecurity Summit. Securing the Cloud. Learn more HERE.